Friends of Kinder Institute are individuals, corporations, foundations and other institutions which offer general support, participate in the annual luncheon and invest in specific areas of the Kinder Institute’s mission.

Current as of June 30, 2020.

Includes gifts made through family foundations, donor-advised funds or other organizations
* Denotes multi-year commitments to the Kinder Institute

Benefactor's Circle

  • Nancy and Rich Kinder‡*
  • Laura and Tom Bacon*
  • Baxter Trust*
  • Hewlett Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation*
  • William T. Grant Foundation*
     

Founder’s Circle  

  • Reinnette and Stan Marek‡*

Chairman’s Circle 

  • Kathryn and Hank Coleman*
  • Sis and Hasty Johnson
  • Becky and Ralph S. O'Connor*

Visionary Circle  

  • The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • Anne Chao, Ph.D. and Albert Chao
  • Sarah and Doug Foshee 
  • Tracy and Ken Janda*
  • Melissa and Steve Kean
  • Phuong and George Levan
  • John L. Nau, III
  • Franci Neely
  • Katie and Patrick Oxford
  • Regina Rogers 
  • Susan and Fayez Sarofim
  • Aliyya and Herman Stude
  • Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

Leadership Circle  

  • Claire and Eric Anyah
  • BakerRipley
  • Ann Barnes, M.D. and Matthew Barnes
  • BBVA
  • Bechtel
  • Cadence Bank
  • Camden
  • CKP
  • Molly and James Crownover
  • Deloitte
  • Jenny Elkins
  • First Presbyterian Church of Houston
  • Natalie and Bill Fulton
  • Houston Methodist 
  • JPMorgan Chase & Company
  • KHOU 
  • KPRC Channel 2
  • Trini Mendenhall
  • Midway
  • MREC Companies
  • Marilyn Oshman
  • Port Houston
  • Joy and Paul Posoli
  • Jeri and Marc Shapiro
  • UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Womble Bond Dickinson

Legacy Circle

  • Joan and Stanford Alexander 
  • The Black Sheep Agency
  • Comerica Bank
  • Community Health Choice
  • George W. Connelly, Jr.
  • East End District
  • Brenda and John H. Duncan
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Texas
  • Gayle and Bob Eury
  • Frost Bank
  • Jo and Jim Furr
  • Gensler
  • The Gillman Automotive Group 
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Houston Association of Realtors
  • Houston Community College
  • Houston First Corporation 
  • Houston Grand Opera
  • Jill and Dunham Jewett 
  • JLL
  • Marianne and Rob Jones
  • The Kayser Foundation
  • Carla Knobloch
  • KTRK-TV, ABC13
  • Legacy Community Health 
  • Mary Julia and Don Macune
  • Ginni and Richard Mithoff
  • Neuhaus Education Center
  • North Houston District
  • PDR
  • Rice University Development and Alumni Relations
  • Russell Reynolds Associates
  • St. Catherine's Montessori 
  • Stewart Security Capital 
  • SWA Group
  • Theater District Houston
  • Trammell Crow Company
  • University of Houston-Downtown 
  • Univision
  • Walter P Moore
  • Andrea and Bill White
  • Yes Prep Public Schools
  • YMCA of Greater Houston