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Corporate Giving



When your company partners with HGO, we work with you to create a customized corporate benefits package:

    • Stellar client and executive entertainment opportunities
    • Access to HGO’s diverse network of Houston’s prominent business and community leaders
    • Marketing and recognition benefits
    • Volunteer opportunities 

Join our exclusive Corporate Council

Corporate supporters at the $25,000 level and above are invited to join HGO’s Corporate Council, a fantastic network of Houston’s top business leaders. 

The Corporate Council is comprised of over 50 HGO Trustees and Board members who represent corporations that support HGO. Members are asked to represent their companies at HGO events and to help make key introductions to colleagues, business contacts, and other companies that might be interested in joining HGO as corporate supporters.


2021-22 Corporate Council

Thomas R. Ajamie, Ajamie LLP

J. Scott Arnoldy, Triten Corporation

Christos Angelides, Shell

Christopher V. Bacon, Vinson & Elkins LLP

C. Mark Baker, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Marcos Basso, Baker McKenzie

Astley Blair, Marine Well Containment Company

Meg Boulware, Boulware & Valoir

Thierry Caruso, EY

Albert Chao, Westlake Chemical Corporation

Beth A. Colle, EY

Adam Cook, Tokio Marine HCC

Joshua Davidson, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Frederic Dyen, Schlumberger Limited

Warren Ellsworth, MD, Houston Methodist

John C. Harrell, Truist

Michael Hilliard, Winstead PC

Richard Husseini, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Patrick Keller, Truist

William Kopp, Scott & Stringfellow LLC

Bill Kroger, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Richard Leibman, FROSCH

David LePori, Frost Bank

Bryce Lindner, Bank of America

Claire Liu, LyondellBassell (Retired)

Arcy Muñoz, Wells Fargo

Ward Pennebaker, Pennebaker

Gloria M. Portela, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Allyn Risley, GTT North America

Susan Rivera, Tokio Marine HCC

Kelly Rose, ConocoPhillips

Glen Rosenbaum, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Manolo Sánchez, Spring Labs

Apurva Thekdi, MD, Houston Methodist

Ignacio Torras, Tricon Energy

Tom Van Arsdel, Winstead PC

De la Rey Venter, Shell

Alfredo Vilas, Novum Energy

Allison Young, Wells Fargo

Houston Grand Opera’s Institutional Supporters


Guarantors – $100,000 or more

ConocoPhillips †

H-E-B †

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo TM

Houston Methodist † *

Novum Energy

Schlumberger †

Shell †

United Airlines † *

Vinson & Elkins LLP † *


Grand Underwriters – $50,000 or more

Ajamie LLP

Baker Botts L.L.P. †

Bank of America

Nana Booker and David Lowe/ Booker · Lowe Gallery *

Frost Bank


Underwriters – $25,000 or more

Baker Botts L.L.P. † 

Baker McKenzie

Boulware & Valoir

Norton Rose Fulbright †

Tokio Marine HCC

Wells Fargo †

Westlake Chemical Corporation †


Sponsors – $10,000 or more


Locke Lord LLP †


Winstead PC


Members – $1,000 or more

Alliance Bernstein


Patterson & Sheridan LLP

Maovor, Inc.



Premier Guarantors – $1,000,000 or more

The Brown Foundation, Inc. †

Houston Grand Opera Endowment, Inc.†

The Wortham Foundation, Inc. †


Principal Guarantors – $500,000 or more

City of Houston †

The Cullen Foundation †

The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts†


Grand Guarantors – $250,000 or more

Albert and Anne Chao/Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation †

The Alkek and Williams Foundation †

The Elkins Foundation

The Humphreys Foundation †

The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation †

Texas Commission on the Arts †



Guarantors – $100,000 or more

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation †

John P. McGovern Foundation †

M.D. Anderson Foundation †

The Powell Foundation †

The Sarofim Foundation

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation


Grand Underwriters – $50,000 or more

Carol Franc Buck Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts


Underwriters – $25,000 or more

Anchorage Foundation of Texas

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board †

Eleanor Searle Whitney McCollum Foundation

Miller Theatre Advisory Board

OPERA America

Ruth and Ted Bauer Family Foundation †

Stedman West Foundation †

Sterling-Turner Foundation

Vivian L. Smith Foundation


Sponsors – $10,000 or more

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation †

Cockrell Family Fund

Houston Grand Opera Guild †

The Vaughn Foundation

William E. and Natoma Pyle Harvey Charitable Trust †


Members – $1,000 or more

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation †

Kinder Morgan Foundation

Houston Endowment Inc.

Houston Saengerbund

The Nathan J. Klein Fund


* Contribution includes in-kind support;

† Ten or more years of consecutive support

Corporate Partnerships

For more information on corporate partnerships at HGO,
please contact Sydnee E. Houlette, Associate Director of Development, Institutional Giving.

T: (713) 546-0222



We are more than happy to accept gifts over the phone. If you wish to make a stock gift, or if your employer participates in a match program and you would like to make HGO a recipient, please contact Ariel Ehrman.

T: (713) 980-8672

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