The Bayou Bend Annual Fund promotes the essential operations of this landmark house museum. From preserving the varied collection to providing educational resources for all, a gift to the Annual Fund makes a profound difference for Bayou Bend and the community it serves.

Donate to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund today.

Consider becoming a Bayou Bend Friend or Fellow and enjoy the following exclusive benefits:

Bayou Bend Fellows: $2,500 or more* (FMV $420)
Includes all Bayou Bend Friends and MFAH 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 Founders benefits received for gifts of $2,500 or more

Bayou Bend Friends: $500–$2,499 (FMV $100)
Benefits include:

  • 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 mfah.org

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

For questions, please contact Bradley Houston at bhouston@mfah.org or 713.639.7559.

Fundraising Events at Bayou Bend

Bayou Bend Weekend

Bayou Bend Fashion Show

Guests enjoy a seated lunch in the Bayou Bend gardens while viewing a runway show from a major fashion house.

Ticket Pricing
$250 Individual Patron Ticket
$500 Individual Benefactor Ticket
$5,000 Benefactor Table
$10,000 Underwiter Table
$20,000 Major Underwriter Table

Bayou Bend Children’s Party

An event for the whole family, this celebration features lunch in the gardens and entertainment for children, including face painting, arts and crafts, and a petting zoo.

Ticket Pricing
$50 Individual Child Ticket
$100 Individual Adult Ticket
$500 Family Package for four
$1,000 Half table for five
$2,000 Table for ten
$3,500 Table for twelve
$5,000 Premium Table for twelve

Bayou Bend Garden Party

This event takes the form of a traditional garden party where guests stroll the formal gardens of Bayou Bend and enjoy music, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Dancing follows a seated dinner in a beautifully decorated, open air tent.

Ticket Pricing
$750 Individual Benefactor Ticket (limited availability)
$2,500 Individual Major Underwriter Ticket
$7,500 Benefactor Table
$15,000 Underwriter Table
$25,000 Major Underwriter Table

 

All proceeds support the full range of Bayou Bend’s operations and vital programs. For more information, please contact mgallagher@mfah.org or 713.639.7572.

Ima Hogg Society

In 1957, Ima Hogg bequeathed her historic home, collection of American decorative arts, and expansive gardens to the MFAH. The Ima Hogg Society recognizes those who honor this legacy and remember Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens in their estate plans. Members receive acknowledgment in selected MFAH publications and invitations to exclusive events, including an annual luncheon.
 

No dues, fees, or details on further gifts are required to participate in the Ima Hogg Society. To enroll, simply complete this card or contact Valerie Greiner at vgreiner@mfah.org or 713.353.1587.

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