Annual Fund Drives

Thank you for choosing to give to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

More than 30 percent of our visitors enter the Museum for free. We provide art education to more than 100,000 visitors and students each year, whether on-site or through our community programs and online learning. Our audience is 90 percent local, and our community depends on us.

Generous gifts may be designated to any of the four MFAH Annual Fund Drives, or a combination thereof:

• The Museum Annual Fund

• Glassell School of Art Annual Fund

• Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens Annual Fund

• Rienzi Annual Fund

► Donate to the MFAH Annual Fund Drives today.

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If you have any questions, please contact Haley Horan at or 713.639.7559.

The Museum

Through an encyclopedic permanent collection, landmark exhibitions, and an array of educational and interpretive programs, the Museum allows visitors to explore the visual world across cultures and time periods.

Your contribution to the Museum Annual Fund powers these activities and connects visitors with our world-class institution.

Donate to the Museum Annual Fund today.

The Glassell School of Art

The Glassell School Annual Fund is the cornerstone of support for the school and allows the Museum to continue serving as a major source of artistic instruction for individuals of all ages and backgrounds.

From supporting faculty and staff to providing student scholarships, contributions to the Glassell School Annual Fund promote art education for the entire Houston community.

Donate to the Glassell Annual Fund today.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

Gifts to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund Drive support Bayou Bend’s most essential needs, notably maintenance of the former home of Miss Ima Hogg, preservation of the gardens, and conservation of Bayou Bend’s treasured collection of American paintings and decorative arts.

Become a Bayou Bend Friend or Fellow and receive special benefits exclusive to Bayou Bend’s closest supporters.

 Donate to the Bayou Bend Annual Fund today.


The Rienzi Annual Fund supports the activities of the MFAH center for European painting and decorative arts and former residence of Carroll Sterling Masterson and Harris Masterson III. Contributions support dynamic public programs and provide resources to sustain the house museum and scenic gardens as a unique component of Houston’s cultural life.

Donate to the Rienzi Annual Fund today.

Leadership Circle

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As the premier giving society of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Leadership Circle supports the Annual Fund Drives and provides unique social and enrichment opportunities to those with an interest in the visual arts. More Information

The Leadership Circle is sponsored by:

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts from your employer can double the impact of your Annual Fund gift. 

Below is a list of companies that provide a matching-gift program. If your employer participates in a corporate matching-gift program but is not listed, please contact Haley Horan at or 713.639.7559.

Companies in the matching gift program