• Campaign Progress 11-24-14
  • Donors - Franci and Jim Crane
  • Franci and Jim Crane have been among HGO's strongest friends and advocates for nearly thirty years. Franci has been a passionate, dedicated supporter of HGOco, the company's community engagement initiative, and was crucial to its launch, serving as the inaugural chair of the HGOco committee. The Cranes have been leadership donors of HGOco; they have also supported productions like The Queen of Spades and Dead Man Walking.

    Franci is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas and a graduate with high honors of the UT School of Law, and earned a reputation as one of Texas's finest litigators. She is a member of HGO's Board of Directors and serves on the governance committee. She also serves on the boards of the Houston Cinema Arts Society, Inprint, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Recipe for Success.

    Jim founded EGL Eagle Global Logistics in 1984, and Crane Capital Group in 2008, which he serves as Chairman and CEO. An avid sportsman, he has been ranked as the nation's top CEO golfer, and, in November 2011, he became the Owner and Chairman of the Houston Astros.