Head shot of Nancy Kinder
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board President
  • President, Kinder Foundation

Nancy Goins Kinder is originally from New Iberia, Louisiana, and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is a dedicated philanthropist and serves on several boards for the betterment of Houston, the arts and children. She is the founding chairman of Discovery Green Conservancy and remains an ex officio board member of that organization and chairman of the Houston Downtown Park Corporation. She also serves on the board of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and is president of the Kinder Foundation.

The Kinders established the Kinder Foundation in 1997 to support Greater Houston by providing transformational grants to promote urban green space, education and quality of life.

The Kinders are lifetime members of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research advisory board.