• Campaign Progress 7-7-14
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  • Since 1979, Houston Endowment has been one of HGO's most generous supporters. Their generosity has benefited every area of the company, from production support to Concert of Arias to the HGO Studio. Most recently, they provided the crucial initial support for the company's NEXUS Initiative.

    Houston Endowment was established by Jesse and Mary Gibbs Jones in 1937 to nurture Houstonians and to encourage the city's growth. Its achievements range from funding major buildings on the campuses of the University of Houston and Rice University, to the early development of the Texas Medical Center and fighting polio through support of the Hedgecroft Clinic.

    For Houston Endowment, "arts and cultural assets are essential to a great city, and engagement in their offerings provides significant personal and social benefit." The Endowment is particularly interested in engaging new, diverse, and young audiences in the arts in Houston, and there is no better program for achieving those goals than HGO's NEXUS Initiative, which removes the cost barrier to provide underwritten tickets for performances at the Wortham Theater Center and free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre.