Gifts to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund Drive benefit the general operating budget of Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Contributions support tours of the collection and gardens, innovative education programs, scholarly research on the acclaimed collection, and conservation and maintenance of the collection.

If you have questions about making a gift to the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Annual Fund, or for information, please contact Bradley Houston at

Make a donation to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund.

Bayou Bend Fellows*: $2500 or more (Fair market value $420)
Bayou Bend Friends benefits and Leadership Circle Fellows benefits, plus:

  • Invitations to cocktail receptions in the homes of Bayou Bend supporters
  • A fall or spring invitation to a special evening event
  • A private tour with a member of Bayou Bend’s senior staff for the donor and up to five guests
  • Acknowledgment in Bayou Bend Inside/Out magazine
  • Acknowledgment in Bayou Bend’s on-site donor board

Bayou Bend Friends: $500–$2,499 (Fair market value $100)

  • Complimentary admission to Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for one year
  • Subscription to Bayou Bend Inside/Out magazine
  • Invitation to a holiday reception at Bayou Bend for the donor and a guest
  • Recognition on the Bayou Bend section of

*Bayou Bend Founders benefits received for gifts of $2,500 or more

A list of donors to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund Drive is available here.

Ima Hogg Society

Ima Hogg bequeathed her historic home, collection of American decorative arts, and expansive gardens to the MFAH in 1957. This remarkable gift, now regarded as one of the finest house museums in the world, is the inspiration for the Ima Hogg Society. The Ima Hogg Society honors those who have plans to remember Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens in their will. Through a simple designation in a will or trust, your legacy will live on at Bayou Bend. Members of this society receive recognition in selected publications and invitations to exclusive events, including the complimentary annual luncheon.

The MFAH recognizes and celebrates those who remember Bayou Bend in their estate plans. All are welcome and qualify for membership in the Society by naming Bayou Bend in a living will or trust; designating life insurance policy proceeds to the museum, or by donating an insurance policy; transferring real estate to the MFAH through life estate; or making a gift of a work or works of art that the museum has agreed to accept.

There are no dues or fees to participate in the Ima Hogg Society, nor requirements for details on future gifts. To enroll, simply complete this card or contact Valerie Greiner at 713.353.1587 for more information.

Ima Hogg Society
Anonymous Donors (2)
Marie Sharpe Blaine +
Bonnie Campbell +
Evelyn Houstoun Chew +
Marie and John Houser Chiles
Elinor M. Christian +
Lacy Crain +
Mary Frances Couper *
Sharon G. Dies
O. B. Dyer +*
Martha Erwin +
Richard E. Fluhr and Rodolfo Hernandez, Jr.
Debbie and Gary Gibson +
Susanne M. Glasscock +
Jas A. Gundry +
Cynthia G. Holliday +
Nancy Glanville Jewell +
A. Clark Johnson +
Carolyn Frost Keenan +
Kathy Lee Kennedy
Elsie Layton
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Y. Marchand +
Laura Sue H. McMurrey *
Susan Morrison
Mrs. Robert V. Nelson, Jr. +
Susan Neptune +
Sara M. Peterson +
Marc Schindler +
Mr. and Mrs. Morin Montagu Scott, Jr. +
Alice C. Simkins
Francita Koelsch Ulmer +
Mrs. Dewitt Untermeyer + *
Ralph Wallingford + *
Toni Wallingford +
David B. Warren +
Michael Weller
Mrs. Sara E. White
Barbara Graham Williams +
Lora Jean (Jeanie) Kilroy Wilson +
Sally and Denney Wright

*gift matured
+charter member

As of 5/10/16