Board of Directors
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 Green, Buffalo Bayou Park, and Bayou Greenways 2020, 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, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Good Reason Houston, and is an advisory board member of Governor Abbott’s Strike Force to Open Texas.