The Friends of Kinder Institute are individuals, family foundations and donor-advised funds that offer general support, participate in the annual luncheon or invest in specific Kinder Institute areas.

More information on the privileges associated with the Friends of Kinder Institute.

Current as of April 30, 2019.

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


Benefactor’s Circle  

$100,000 and above 

  • Nancy and Rich Kinder ‡*
  • Laura and Tom Bacon*

Founder’s Circle  

$50,000 to $99,999

  • Reinnette and Stan Marek*

Chairman’s Circle 

$25,000 to $49,999 

  • Kathryn and Hank Coleman*
  • Sarah and Doug Foshee 
  • Sis and Hasty Johnson
  • Franci Neely
  • Becky and Ralph S. O'Connor*

Director’s Circle  

$15,000 to $24,999 

  • Patti and Richard Everett
  • Melissa and Steve Kean
  • Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

Visionary Circle  

$10,000 to $14,999    

  • Anne Chao, Ph.D. and Albert Chao
  • Tracy and Ken Janda*
  • Jill and Dunham Jewett 
  • Phuong and George Levan
  • Katie and Patrick Oxford
  • Susan and Fayez Sarofim
  • Aliyya and Herman Stude ‡

Leadership Circle  

$5,000 to $9,999  

  • Joan and Stanford Alexander
  • Claire and Eric Anyah
  • Angela Blanchard
  • John Bradshaw Jr.
  • Molly and James Crownover 
  • Brenda and John H. Duncan
  • Jenny Elkins
  • Bill Fulton
  • Moez and Sultana Mangalji
  • Shannon Margolis
  • Will Mathis
  • Ginni and Richard Mithoff
  • Joy and Paul Posoli 
  • Jeri and Marc Shapiro

Legacy Circle  

$2,500 to $4,999

  • Nancy C. Allen
  • Gayle and Bob Eury
  • Jo and Jim Furr
  • Elizabeth and Will Galtney
  • Marianne and Rob Jones
  • Carolyn and Matt Khourie
  • Carla Knobloch
  • Mary Julia and Don Macune
  • Patti and Michael Morgan
  • Andrea and Bill White
  • Lorraine and Ed Wulfe

Supporter’s Circle  

$1,000 to $2,499  

  • Dorothy and Mickey Ables
  • Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen
  • Kelli and Eddy Blanton 
  • Leslie and Jack Blanton 
  • Gus Comiskey, Jr.
  • George W. Connelly, Jr.
  • Susie and Sanford Criner
  • Susie and Joe Dilg
  • Anne and Charles W. Duncan
  • Nancy Dunlap
  • Susan Elmore
  • Cullen Geiselman, Ph.D.
  • Lance Gilliam
  • Clare Glassell
  • Sandy Godfrey
  • Kathy and Marty Goossen
  • Debra and Mark Gregg ‡
  • Harris L. Kempner, Jr.
  • Margaret and Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D.
  • Carole and K. Terry Koonce
  • Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron
  • Ann Lents and J. David Heaney
  • Trini Mendenhall
  • Marilyn Oshman
  • Joseph Pitchford 
  • Cassye Cook Provost
  • Beth Robertson
  • Barrett Sides
  • Barbara and Louis Sklar
  • Kelley and Donald Young
  • Nina and Michael Zilkha