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 15, 2022

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
  • William T. Grant Foundation*
     

Founder’s Circle  

  • Reinette and Stan Marek
  • The Spencer Foundation*

Chairman’s Circle 

  • Claire and Eric Anyah*
  • Anne Chao, Ph.D. and Albert Chao
  • Charles C. Butt
  • Kathryn and Hank Coleman*
  • Sis and Hasty Johnson
  • Becky and Ralph S. O'Connor*

Visionary Circle  

  • The Brown Foundation, Inc.
  • Janet Clark
  • Patti and Richard Everett
  • Sarah and Doug Foshee
  • Natalie and Bill Fulton
  • Tracy and Ken Janda*
  • Melissa and Steve Kean
  • Phuong and George Levan
  • Lisa and Will Mathis
  • John L. Nau, III
  • Regina Rogers 
  • Susan and Fayez Sarofim
  • Sydney and Jeff Shellebarger
  • Aliyya and Herman Stude
  • Phoebe and Bobby Tudor

Leadership Circle  

  • Joan and Stanford Alexander
  • Camden
  • George W. Connelly, Jr.
  • Molly and James Crownover
  • Deloitte
  • Susie and Joe Dilg
  • Jenny and Jim Elkins
  • Frost Bank
  • Garcia Hamilton & Associates, LP
  • Greater Houston Community Foundation 
  • The Hanover Company
  • Houston Public Media
  • JLL
  • Jenny Koehler and Jason Wells
  • Page
  • Joy and Paul Posoli
  • SWA Group
  • Texas Children's Hospital 
  • Womble Bond Dickinson

Legacy Circle

  • Allegiance Bank Texas
  • BakerRipley
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Rogene G. Calvert
  • Bettie Cartwright
  • Comerica Bank
  • Community Health Choice
  • Communities in Schools of Houston
  • Susie and Sanford Criner
  • Nancy Dunlap
  • East End District
  • The Episcopal Diocese of Texas
  • Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston
  • Gayle and Bob Eury
  • Cullen Geiselman, Ph.D.
  • Lance Gilliam III
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center
  • Barbara and Majors Harris
  • Houston Association of Realtors
  • Houston Community College System
  • Jill and Dunham Jewett 
  • KTRK-TV, ABC13
  • Legacy Community Health Services
  • Midway
  • Mary Julia and Don Macune
  • Ginni and Richard Mithoff
  • Joy and Stewart Morris
  • Marilyn Oshman
  • One World Strategy Group
  • ParkHouston
  • Port Houston
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • Uptown Houston District
  • Urban Harvest
  • Walter P Moore
  • YES Prep Public Schools