News Coverage

Date Title/Source Organization Category
09-19-2017 SPARK park improvements slated for west side school — Houston Chronicle
09-15-2017 $21.6 million for leadership institute is MU’s fourth-largest known academic gift — Columbia Missourian
08-29-2017 Buffalo Bayou Park and designing a resilient future for Houston — Curbed , ,
08-24-2017 “We the people…” — Mizzou Alumni magazine
08-10-2017 Delicate Relations to the Real: Walking Donald Barthelme’s Houston — LA Review of Books
08-04-2017 What the Sunset Coffee Building can teach us about Houston history — Houston Chronicle
07-26-2017 Affordable housing – City needs real action, not just gimmicks, as Houstonians face new pressure — Houston Chronicle
07-26-2017 City to spend $450K for 1.5 acres of park land for southwest Houston — Houston Chronicle ,
07-13-2017 MU raises the most cash gifts in the school’s history in fiscal 2017 — Columbia Missourian
06-20-2017 Emancipation Avenue a home for economic dreams in Third Ward — Houston Chronicle ,
06-17-2017 Houston’s green revolution sets free the blossom of Emancipation Park — Houston Chronicle
06-13-2017 Emancipation: New Building and Landscape Raises Profile of Houston’s Oldest Park — Off Cite ,
06-08-2017 Ground breaks on Steven Holl’s design for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston — The Architect's Newspaper
06-08-2017 More groundbreaking at MFAH — Glasstire
06-01-2017 MFAH groundbreaking helps spur imagination for the future — Houston Chronicle
06-01-2017 Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s $450M expansion hits milestone — Houston Business Journal
06-01-2017 ‘Now the real fun time starts’ after MFAH breaks ground on new building — CultureMap
05-25-2017 Houston’s Oldest Park Debuts Its $33.6 Million Renovation — Houstonia Magazine ,
05-09-2017 How Houston has become the most diverse place in America — Los Angeles Times
05-03-2017 Grants Roundup: $25 Million From Bloomberg Aims to Curb Drowning Deaths — The Chronicle of Philanthropy
05-03-2017 Thursday letters: School naming rights — Houston Chronicle
05-01-2017 The state of Houston transportation, and the Houston Area Survey — Houston Matters
05-01-2017 Kinder study highlights traffic concerns, optimism for economy — Houston Business Journal
05-01-2017 Traffic Is Still the Worst, But Houstonians Are Bullish on Jobs and Safety in Annual Rice Survey — Houston Press
05-01-2017 Kinder survey shows racial divides even as immigration attitudes improve — Houston Chronicle
04-29-2017 Kinder releases HISD from from obligation tied to $7.5M donation — Houston Chronicle
04-29-2017 A deal’s a deal — Houston Chronicle
04-27-2017 Textbook sticker-shock free degree — The Egalitarian
04-24-2017 Gifts Roundup: T. Denny Sanford Gives $28 Million to Advance Fundraising and Education — The Chronicle of Philanthropy
04-21-2017 Rice University Receives $10.7 Million for Houston School Partnership — PhilanthropyNewsDigest.org
04-20-2017 Houston Community College Receives $300K to Develop Z-Degree Program — EdSurge.com
04-20-2017 With New Research ‘Lab,’ D.C. Aims Big for Better Public Policy — Governing.com
04-18-2017 Rice receives $10.7 million research grant to study Houston-area schools — Houston Chronicle
04-18-2017 Rice University gets major grant from Kinder Foundation — Houston Business Journal
03-15-2017 The Black Voice – Emancipation Economic Development Council (EEDC) — Fox 26
02-24-2017 Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy: Back to Basics — Columbia Business Times
02-17-2017 Accessible parks — Houston Chronicle , , ,
02-06-2017 Class time — Houston Chronicle ,
02-04-2017 Super Bowl shining spotlight on Houston park success story — Houston Chronicle
01-30-2017 A Changing Houston Puts Its Best Face Forward as Super Bowl Nears — Wall Street Journal
01-24-2017 Promoting the arts — Houston Chronicle ,
01-23-2017 The Ultimate Guide to Buffalo Bayou Park — Houstonia Magazine
01-23-2017 Buffalo Bayou Wasn’t Always a Walk in the Park — Houstonia Magazine
01-10-2017 Local park conservancy to get $2M from Kinder Foundation, H-E-B, endowment — Houston Business Journal
01-10-2017 Emancipation Park project gets additional $2 million — Houston Chronicle
01-04-2017 Start the New Year off right: Take a walk in Houston’s most distinctive new park — CultureMap
12-29-2016 The time to start building Houston 2036 is now — Houston Chronicle , , , , , ,
12-21-2016 2017’s 20 Under 40: Justin Dyer, MU — Columbia Business Times
12-13-2016 Katy’s high school sports complex lands major naming rights deal — Houston Business Journal
12-09-2016 Houston’s Secret Underground Super Bowl Art: Historic Relic Serves as the Eerie Setting — Paper City ,
12-08-2016 Two-mile trail extension on White Oak Bayou Greenway opens Friday — Houston Chronicle
12-01-2016 Dallas’ Trinity River Park will be massive, looks a lot like Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park — Houston Chronicle
11-14-2016 Groups provide ‘spark’ to create park — Houston Chronicle
11-10-2016 Stop Relying on Philanthropy to Fix Bad Government: A Timely Viewpoint from Texas — Inside Philanthropy
11-01-2016 Buffalo Bayou Cistern about to light up — Houston Chronicle
10-31-2016 Stern and Marks: Philanthropy isn’t the answer to bad government — Houston Chronicle
10-22-2016 Closing gaps — Houston Chronicle
10-14-2016 HISD will accept $7.5 million gift, rename arts campus — Houston Chronicle
10-13-2016 New park gives Westchase families reason to cheer — Houston Chronicle
10-12-2016 Chronicle 115 Series: Houston has long enjoyed a wealth of philanthropists — Houston Chronicle
09-21-2016 $5 million gift to fund 30 SPARK parks around Houston — Houston Chronicle
08-29-2016 Jay Sexton chosen as inaugural Kinder Institute Chair in Constitutional Democracy — Columbia Missourian
08-18-2016 Home-grown Spring Branch ISD teacher wins $20,000 award — Memorial Examiner
08-09-2016 How Houston got into a $4 billion pension mess — Houston Chronicle
08-09-2016 Here’s how Houston can fix its pension problem — Houston Business Journal
08-02-2016 Paradise under the expressway — Curbed
07-14-2016 Despite a year of turmoil, University of Missouri is making progress — The Kansas City Star
07-12-2016 At interdisciplinary conference, Houston highlights its new relationship to the natural landscape — The Architect's Newspaper , , ,
07-08-2016 Two Interesting Things about Kinder’s Million-Dollar Charter School Grant — Inside Philanthropy
07-05-2016 Third Ward Plan — Houston Chronicle
06-24-2016 Kinder Foundation gives $1M to build new charter school near UH — Houston Business Journal
05-09-2016 City leadership 1,200 strong applauds Kinder Institute’s Stephen Klineberg — CultureMap
05-04-2016 Google launches new views of Houston parks — Houston Chronicle ,
04-25-2016 New Houston Area Survey Shows Houstonians Want An Equal Rights Ordinance — Houston Public Media
04-25-2016 Houstonians fairly upbeat despite oil price crash — Houston Chronicle
04-10-2016 Bayou Bend Garden Party soars with perfect weather, blue bloods and serious greenbacks — CultureMap ,
04-08-2016 Houston’s Wealth Drives A Culture Of Philanthropy — Forbes , ,
04-01-2016 Houston Parks Board hires a nationally known president — Houston Chronicle
03-28-2016 Outstanding Faculty – Becoming our best selves (Dr. Justin Dyer) — Kappa Alpha Theta Magazine
03-25-2016 Undisclosed donor helps University of Missouri fundraising rebound from bad months — Columbia Missourian
03-11-2016 Ups and Downs (green space) — Houston Chronicle , ,
03-10-2016 Houston stakes a claim as the nation’s Emerald City — Houston Chronicle , ,
03-08-2016 How Houston got beautiful. (At least in places.) — Houston Chronicle , ,
02-15-2016 Houston City Parks “Hidden Gems”: Inside some must-see green spaces — KTRK ABC 13
02-11-2016 36 Hours in Houston — New York Times
02-04-2016 Former SBISD Leaders Announce New Career Transitions — Spring Branch ISD Online News Room
02-01-2016 Rice’s Kinder Institute receives major donation — Houston Business Journal
02-01-2016 Kinder grant seeks solutions to ‘complex issues’ — Houston Chronicle
01-31-2016 People In the News – 01/31/2016 — Philanthropy News Digest
01-27-2016 Kinder Foundation adds top execs, finance team to leadership — Houston Business Journal
01-22-2016 Mayor names executive committee for transition team, you’ll never guess who’s on board — CultureMap
01-21-2016 Houston’s Big Green Transformation — Huffington Post ,
01-11-2016 Kinder Foundation brings high-level players on board — Houston Business Journal ,
01-11-2016 6 Cities Designing for Health — YES Magazine
12-31-2015 GUEST COMMENTARY: Financial support for university centers helps fuel research, add faculty — Columbia Missourian
12-14-2015 Big donor Richard Kinder has power, influence far beyond MU — Columbia Missourian ,
12-14-2015 LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Setting record straight on Kinder bankruptcy — Columbia Missourian
12-02-2015 BORN ON THE BAYOU: Houston’s $215 million Bayou Greenways project shows progress. — The Architect's Newspaper ,
11-20-2015 Houston Goes Global With New World-Class Parks And Bayous — Forbes , ,
11-09-2015 Record-breaking Buffalo Bayou Partnership gala celebrates new park and those who made it happen — CultureMap
10-27-2015 Gary Tinterow, Hometown Boy Made Good, Goes Home to Houston — New York Times ,
10-16-2015 New York is “boring” while Houston art scene thrives, architect tells crowd at MFAH groundbreaking — Culture Map ,
10-12-2015 Gifts roundup: University of Missouri — Chronicle of Philanthropy
10-08-2015 Houston billionaire donates $25 million to university for study of democracy — CultureMap
10-08-2015 Kinder Foundation gives $25M to major university — Houston Business Journal
10-08-2015 MU gets third largest gift ever — Kansas City Star
10-07-2015 The Texas Miracle wasn’t just economic; it was philanthropic — Philanthropy Roundtable , ,
10-06-2015 Partying starts early, goes late for official opening of $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park — CultureMap
10-04-2015 Buffalo Bayou becomes prime city destination — Houston Chronicle
10-03-2015 Photos: Buffalo Bayou Park Grand Opening — KHOU Channel 11
10-02-2015 Editorial: Buffalo Bayou — Houston Chronicle
10-01-2015 Buffalo Bayou Park gives Houstonians a new perspective on the city — Houston Chronicle
09-23-2015 Green Acres — Texas Monthly , , ,
09-22-2015 Walk in the park at Lost Lake reserved for donors and partners at $58 million Buffalo Bayou Park — CultureMap Houston
09-18-2015 America’s city rankings set for Texas-sized shake up; Houston to edge past Chicago — Reuters
09-15-2015 Buffalo Bayou Park is getting ready to open — Houston Press
08-13-2015 Allen Parkway renovations to widen bayou park access — Your Houston News
08-01-2015 Ups and Downs (Buffalo Bayou Park) — Houston Chronicle
07-30-2015 The Interview: Billionaire Rich Kinder On Leadership, Legacy And Energy Security — Forbes
06-18-2015 The Emancipation Park project marks a special place in the celebration of Juneteenth — Houston Chronicle
05-28-2015 Bayou park weathers flood well, but grand opening delayed — Houston Chronicle
05-18-2015 Pairing Business Discipline with Philanthropy in Houston (with video) — Urban Land Institute - uli.org
05-13-2015 Richard Kinder: Houston needs more public-private investment to attract talent — Houston Chronicle , , , ,
05-04-2015 The Bayou City — Urban Land Magazine (May)
04-12-2015 Celebrity music legend builds the anticipation for The Art Car Parade: Close encounters with a star — CultureMap
04-05-2015 First ‘Bayou Greenway Day’ highlights Houston’s waterways — Houston Chronicle
03-29-2015 Houston-area top foundations — Houston Chronicle
03-29-2015 Capital campaigns attract large donations for Houston arts groups — Houston Chronicle
03-29-2015 As the Buffalo Bayou Partnership finishes projects, it presses on with others — Houston Chronicle
03-28-2015 Why Houston is spending millions to take a walk in the park — Houston Business Journal , ,
03-03-2015 Rich and Nancy Kinder open up on foundation’s biggest projects — Houston Business Journal , , , ,
02-27-2015 What Dallas can learn from Houston’s Buffalo Bayou for the Trinity River project — Dallas Morning News
01-23-2015 Museum of Fine Arts Houston Expands Its Campus and Steven Holl’s Reputation — Blouin
01-22-2015 Kinder Morgan plans $3 billion purchase, leadership moves — Houston Chronicle
01-22-2015 Can a Massive Museum Expansion Get Texans Walking? — The Atlantic - City Lab
01-17-2015 Planned expansion of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts is a bright idea — Dallas Morning News
01-16-2015 Big Donors Power $450-Million Makeover for Houston Museum — Chronicle of Philanthropy
01-16-2015 Transformational: Campus expansion of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will reflect the city’s spirit — Houston Chronicle
01-15-2015 Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts Reveals Expansion Plans — Wall Street Journal
01-13-2015 Texan billionaires shell out for $450m MFA Houston expansion — The Art Newspaper
01-13-2015 Museum of Fine Arts to undergo $450M redevelopment, chaired by Rich Kinder — Houston Business Journal
01-13-2015 Museum of Fine Arts unveils $450 million expansion plan with new buildings, roof garden, top-tier restaurant — CultureMap
01-13-2015 Museum of Fine Arts Houston unveils dramatic $450 million redevelopment plan — Houston Chronicle
12-29-2014 Rice’s expanding Kinder Institute to use ‘Houston laboratory’ to elevate city — Houston Chronicle
12-29-2014 15 in 15: Houston’s top business leaders look forward to next year (Rich Kinder) — Houston Business Journal
12-09-2014 How Richard Kinder, the Warren Buffet of Energy, Approaches Philanthropy — Inside Philanthropy
12-05-2014 The Business Journal interview with Rich Kinder, founder, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan (subscriber only preview) — Houston Business Journal
12-01-2014 Give back: In charity, our city has always shown it has a big heart — Houston Chronicle
11-28-2014 Beloved city-changing cowboy priest dies at age 44, sending Houston into mourning — CultureMap
11-28-2014 Martinez, energetic priest behind Cristo Rey school, dies at 44 — Houston Chronicle
11-25-2014 The Kinders Have $11B, and They Love Parks. Mostly in Houston — Inside Philanthropy
11-11-2014 Conde Nast – Is Houston the New ‘It’ City? — Conde Nast ,
08-25-2014 MU launches program to promote constitutional knowledge — The Maneater
08-23-2014 Noted restaurateurs take their talent down by the bayou — Houston Chronicle
08-12-2014 Consolidated Kinder Morgan plans to be nation’s top dividend payer in energy — Houston Business Journal
08-07-2014 Rice University’s Kinder Institute names new director — Houston Business Journal
08-01-2014 ‘The Century of Cities’: Kinder Institute names an urban planner as its new director — Houston Chronicle
08-01-2014 ‘Visionary’ planning director Bill Fulton to depart for Rice University — Times of San Diego
07-25-2014 The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston — StreetsBlog USA
06-02-2014 Kinder Morgan: The energy boom’s mighty middleman — Fortune
05-30-2014 Loving freeways: Free Press Summer Fest reveals an embrace of Houston’s sky-high roads — Houston Chronicle
05-25-2014 Our Challenge: With Houston ‘hitting on all cylinders,’ time is ripe to make the city even better — Houston Chronicle
05-14-2014 Cities try to restore wildness to urban rivers — Wall Street Journal/Associated Press
05-12-2014 Facing Challenge to Execution, Texas Calls Its Process the Gold Standard [Kinder Houston Area Survey] — New York Times
03-30-2014 Local foundations, singly and together, create a culture of giving — Houston Chronicle
03-25-2014 Recapture the vision: Buffalo Bayou Park needs the historic Allen Parkway, not the speedway it has become — Houston Chronicle
02-10-2014 The Philanthropy 50 — Chronicle of Philanthropy
02-10-2014 Three Houstonians Top Philanthropy 50 list of most generous donors — Houston Business Journal
01-09-2014 Mantle Cell Lymphona Research At MD Anderson Gets $1 Million Donation From Kinder Foundation — BioNews Texas
01-06-2014 Kinder Foundation donates $1M to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center — Houston Business Journal
12-22-2013 Nancy and Rich Kinder have a passion for transforming Houston — Houston Chronicle
12-12-2013 Running Notebook: Buffalo Bayou project adds asphalt trail — Houston Chronicle
12-04-2013 5 Texas billionaires on list of Americans who give away most money — Houston Chronicle
11-20-2013 Have you been seen on the green? In its fifth year, park draws growing crowds — Houston Chronicle
11-18-2013 Philanthropic 50 – #50 Richard and Nancy Kinder — Forbes
11-15-2013 Who’s given away the most money in Houston this year? — Houston Business Journal
11-12-2013 KUHF Conversations: Who In Houston Values Education Beyond High School The Most — KUHF-FM
11-09-2013 A vision of green for Houston — Your Houston News
11-04-2013 Houston Parks Get $50-Million to Create New Green Space — Chronicle of Philanthropy
11-03-2013 Friends of Emancipation Park hope renovation revitalizes neighborhood — Houston Chronicle
10-30-2013 Houston Philanthropists Donate $50-Million for Parks Project — The Chronicle of Philanthropy
10-28-2013 $230 million given—counting: How Nancy and Rich Kinder are determinedly changing Houston forever — CultureMap
10-28-2013 Mayor Parker leads groundbreaking $33M plan for Emancipation Park — examiner.com
10-28-2013 Richard D. Kinder Performance Hall recognized for ‘Outstanding Design’ — Southeast Missourian
10-24-2013 King: Vision of parks, trails on bayou taking shape — Houston Chronicle
10-24-2013 Kinder Foundation Commits $50 Million to Houston Parks — Philanthropy News Digest
10-23-2013 Greenways projects underway as capital campaign begins — Houston Chronicle
10-23-2013 Kinders donate $50M to Houston’s Bayou Greenways project — Houston Business Journal
10-22-2013 Green for Greenspace: Rich and Nancy Kinder donate $50 million to ambitious parks plan — CultureMap
10-16-2013 $50 million donation, maintenance pact to boost greenways project — Houston Chronicle
09-20-2013 The 41 Wealthiest Texans — No. 3: Richard Kinder — Texas Monthly
07-28-2013 Wise investments – Building on a legacy of philanthropy will will ensure opportunity for all Houstonians — Houston Chronicle
06-18-2013 Big change at MFAH: Rich Kinder elected new chairman of renowned museum’s board — CultureMap
06-18-2013 Rich Kinder to chair Museum of Fine Arts Houston board — Houston Business Journal
06-03-2013 Catholic school helped teen, mom realize their dreams — Houston Chronicle
06-01-2013 Editorial: Building leaders at Cristo Rey — Houston Chronicle
05-30-2013 Kinder: Support of prep schools key to Houston’s future — Houston Chronicle
05-11-2013 Buffalo Bayou Park: a green urban gem in the works — Houston Chronicle
05-05-2013 Discovery Green keeps giving city a fresh image — Houston Chronicle
05-05-2013 Mandel, Hagstette: Houston parks enjoy a resurgence — Houston Chronicle
05-03-2013 Exciting new partnership between Cristo Rey Jesuit and MFAH — Cristo Rey Jesuit e-newsletter
04-24-2013 Survey finds area growing in ‘tolerant traditionalists’ — Houston Chronicle
04-24-2013 New survey paints Houston as the pulse of the nation — KHOU-TV (CBS)
04-24-2013 Survey says … ‘rise of the rest’ driven by younger generation — KRIV-TV (FOX)
04-23-2013 According To Survey, Houstonians’ Perception Of Economy Differs From Personal Experiences — KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio
03-21-2013 Kinder Foundation Donates $1 Million to Feed Hungry Kids — KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio
03-20-2013 $1 million Kinder gift to Backpack Buddy effort means fewer school kids arrive hungry — Houston Chronicle
03-18-2013 Kinder Foundation donates $1 million to Houston Food Bank — Houston Business Journal
03-17-2013 Historic Emancipation Park overhaul is just part of the plan to reenergize the Third Ward — CultureMap
03-06-2013 ‘A Dream Come True’: Central orchestra to give first concert in new auditorium Tuesday — Southeast Missourian
01-14-2013 New Central performance venue taking shape — Southeast Missourian
11-21-2012 Rich Kinder’s Energy Kingdom — Forbes
11-20-2012 Fund drive seeks to enhance Jaycee Park ‘oasis’ — Houston Chronicle
11-16-2012 Houston’s massive wealth propels city to top of national philanthropy ranking — Houston Business Journal
10-28-2012 Research unraveling the risks of deadly hidden heart problems — Houston Chronicle
10-15-2012 Philanthropy on the Green — Philanthropy Magazine ,
10-05-2012 10 Great public spaces that set a city apart – slide show (Buffalo Bayou) — USA Today
10-03-2012 Planning group honors Buffalo Bayou as ‘great public space’ — Houston Chronicle
08-20-2012 Dutch soccer star treated at Texas Heart Institute — West U Ultimate
08-17-2012 Editorial: Happy about mass appeal — Houston Chronicle
08-15-2012 Houston Catholic school enrollment strong and growing — Houston Chronicle
07-06-2012 Shovels ready to turn in Buffalo Bayou Park — Houston Chronicle
06-30-2012 Multi-million dollar project to transform section of Buffalo Bayou — ABC 13 News
06-21-2012 Sweet Juneteenth: Mayor Park announces $33.6 million plan to renovate Emancipation Park — CultureMap
04-24-2012 Dr. Stephen Klineberg on Kinder Houston Area Survey — KUHF-FM Houston Public Radio
04-23-2012 Mass transit gains momentum in Houston Area Survey — Houston Chronicle
01-22-2012 Editorial: Supporting the good work of Catholic schools — Houston Chronicle
01-20-2012 $5 million gift funds inner-city Catholic Schools in Houston — Houston Chronicle
12-19-2011 Archdiocese announces $5 million gift from the Kinder Foundation — Texas Catholic Herald
12-16-2011 Project to transfrom stretch of Buffalo Bayou into ‘jewel’ — Houston Chronicle
12-14-2011 Major Buffalo Bayou Park transformation gets green light from Houston Council — Houston Community Newspaper
11-24-2011 Students aren’t the only ones that benefit; teachers and parents laud the educational resources at MFAH — CultureMap
10-12-2011 Residents can preview park improvements — Houston Chronicle
08-28-2011 15 teachers honored for inspiring students — Houston Chronicle
04-18-2011 There’s no place like home — (Kinder Houston Area Survey) Houston Chronicle
02-14-2011 Beautifying Buffalo Bayou — Houston Chronicle
12-09-2010 $1 million donation to expand Central High School auditorium — Southeast Missourian
11-22-2010 High on our town: Rich and Nancy Kinder are hellbent on making Houston a better city — Houston Chronicle