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

Founder’s Circle  

  • 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
  • Natalie and Bill Fulton
  • Tracy and Ken Janda*
  • Melissa and Steve Kean
  • 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
  • Texas Children's Hospital

Leadership Circle  

  • BBVA
  • Cadence Bank
  • Anne Chao, Ph.D. and Albert Chao
  • Janet Clark
  • George W. Connelly, Jr.
  • Molly and James Crownover
  • East End District
  • Jenny Elkins
  • Garcia Hamilton & Associates, LP
  • Houston Methodist 
  • KHOU
  • Midway
  • North Houston District
  • Beth Robertson
  • Jeri and Marc Shapiro
  • SWA Group
  • 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
  • Susie and Joe Dilg
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Texas
  • Jo and Jim Furr
  • Cullen Geiselman, Ph.D.
  • Lance Gilliam III
  • Sandy Godfrey
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation
  • Houston Area Women’s Center
  • Houston Association of Realtors
  • Jill and Dunham Jewett 
  • Marianne and Rob Jones
  • JLL
  • The Kayser Foundation
  • KPRC Channel 2
  • KTRK-TV, ABC13
  • Mary Julia and Don Macune
  • Reinette and Stan Marek
  • Ginni and Richard Mithoff
  • Marilyn Oshman
  • Rice University Development and Alumni Relations
  • Cathryn and Doug Selman
  • Barbara and Louis Sklar
  • Stewart Security Capital
  • Y. Ping Sun and David Leebron
  • Uptown Houston District