Wednesday, November 9th
5:30PM - 7:00PM CT
     5:30PM - 6:00PM | Light Bites and Networking
     6:00PM - 7:00PM | Program led by Rich and Nancy Kinder

Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln
Houston, TX 77027

The event will be moderated by LE Simmons and Deviyani Misra-Godwin.

Our friends at the HBS Club of Houston have invited us to join them on Wednesday, November 9th, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm for an incredible Executive Speaker Series in-person event. Rich and Nancy Kinder will join us to discuss their thoughts, motivations, and lessons learned regarding their many philanthropic efforts. Mr. Kinder is co-founder of Kinder Morgan, one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies in America, and is now chairman of the Kinder Foundation. Mrs. Kinder is President and CEO of the Kinder Foundation, which has granted over $600 million in gifts to date, including Discovery Green, Buffalo Bayou Park, Memorial Park Conservancy, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Scroll down the page a bit further to learn more about the Kinders! 

This is a limited capacity event and registration closes on Sunday, November 6th.  Please note that there are no refunds for this event. 
Non HBS Club member tickets are only $45. 

Click HERE and Register Today.




The Kinders
Rich and Nancy Kinder established the Kinder Foundation in 1997 to provide major gifts to public causes with the intention of helping people realize healthy and rewarding lives. Since then, the Foundation has focused its grants on projects and programs that enhance urban green space, education and quality of life in the Houston area. To date, the Kinder Foundation has granted over $600 million in gifts.



Rich Kinder, Chairman

As chairman of the Foundation, Mr. Kinder oversees the vision and strategic leadership of the organization’s major gifts, some of which include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University, among others.

Mr. Kinder is also Executive Chairman of Kinder Morgan, Inc., one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America.

Mr. Kinder is co-founder of Kinder Morgan, which was formed in February 1997.  Kinder Morgan owns an interest in or operates 84,000 miles of pipelines and approximately 180 terminals. The company’s pipelines transport primarily natural gas, refined petroleum products, CO2 and crude oil and its terminals store, transfer and handle such products as gasoline, ethanol, coal, petroleum coke and steel. He receives a salary of $1 a year and is the largest shareholder of Kinder Morgan.

Kinder Morgan is one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies in America and was previously recognized as the top company among all industries for “Quality of Management.”

Mr. Kinder is a past recipient of Morningstar’s CEO of the Year award.

Mr. Kinder received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri and served in Vietnam as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards and is a life trustee and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Nancy Kinder, President and CEO

As president and CEO of the Foundation, Mrs. Kinder oversees the vision and strategic leadership of the organization’s major gifts, some of which include Discovery GreenBuffalo Bayou ParkBayou GreenwaysMemorial Park Conservancy, and Buffalo Bayou East, among others.

Mrs. Kinder is from New Iberia, Louisiana and attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is the founding chairman of the Discovery Green Conservancy, a non-profit organization that worked in partnership with the city of Houston and other foundations to develop an urban park in downtown Houston.

Currently, she serves as Chairman of The Downtown Park Corp. and President of the Advisory Board of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. She also serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.