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 July 1, 2021.

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
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation 
  • William T. Grant Foundation*
     

Founder’s Circle  

  • The Cullen Foundation
  • Reinnette and Stan Marek‡*
  • The Spencer Foundation*

Chairman’s Circle 

  • Claire and Eric Anyah*
  • Arnold Ventures*
  • Kathryn and Hank Coleman*
  • Sis and Hasty Johnson
  • Becky and Ralph S. O'Connor*

Visionary Circle  

  • The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • Gayle and Bob Eury
  • Patti and Richard Everett
  • Sarah and Doug Foshee 
  • Clare Glassell
  • Tracy and Ken Janda*
  • Melissa and Steve Kean
  • Stephanie Larsen 
  • Phuong and George Levan
  • John L. Nau, III
  • Regina Rogers 
  • Susan and Fayez Sarofim
  • Sydney and Jeff Shellebarger
  • Aliyya and Herman Stude
  • Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

Leadership Circle  

  • Ann Barnes, M.D. and Matthew Barnes
  • BBVA
  • Cadence Bank
  • Camden
  • Anne Chao, Ph.D. and Albert Chao
  • CKP
  • Janet Clark
  • George W. Connelly, Jr.
  • Molly and James Crownover
  • Jenny Elkins
  • Natalie and Bill Fulton
  • Garcia Hamilton & Associates, LP
  • Hines
  • Houston Methodist 
  • KHOU
  • Midway
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Franci Neely
  • North Houston District
  • Mary Ellen and Scott Prochazka
  • Rockwell Fund
  • Joy and Paul Posoli
  • Jeri and Marc Shapiro
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Womble Bond Dickinson

Legacy Circle

  • Joan and Stanford Alexander 
  • Allegiance Bank
  • BakerRipley
  • The Black Sheep Agency
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Bettie Cartwright
  • Clark Condon
  • Comerica Bank
  • Community Health Choice
  • Deloitte
  • East End District
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Texas
  • Cullen Geiselman, Ph.D.
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Houston Association of Realtors
  • Houston Community College
  • Jill and Dunham Jewett 
  • Marianne and Rob Jones
  • JLL
  • The Kayser Foundation
  • KPRC Channel 2
  • KTRK-TV, ABC13
  • Mary Julia and Don Macune
  • Ginni and Richard Mithoff
  • Marilyn Oshman
  • Rice University Development and Alumni Relations
  • Beth Robertson
  • Cathryn and Doug Selman
  • Stewart Security Capital
  • Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron
  • SWA Group
  • Uptown Houston District