Theatre Under the Stars


Where Dreams Take Center Stage

Amy Pierce, Campaign Chairman, President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, Honorary Campaign Chairs, and the TUTS Board of Directors are proud to announce the JUST IMAGINE: Where Dreams Take Center Stage Campaign. This $15 million campaign will provide funds to increase studios for our Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, create accessible classrooms for students at The River Performing and Visual Arts Center, expand rehearsal space, incubate new works, and develop innovative theatre productions. This funding will allow TUTS to continue to flourish and provide more theatre for more people for years to come.

Click here to view the JUST IMAGINE Campaign Snaptshot.

We are very grateful to Margaret Alkek Williams for her generous contribution to name the Margaret Alkek Williams Center for Arts and Education. We also thank all of our donors for committing more than $10.5 million in gifts and pledges to the JUST IMAGINE Campaign.

Click here to fill out the Donation Form PDF


Margaret Alkek Williams

INVESTORS – $500,000 – $999,999

The Brown Foundation, Inc. The Dan L. Duncan Family Foundation
The Wortham Foundation, Inc.

PACESETTERS – $250,000 – $499,999

The Cullen Foundation The Elkins Foundation
The Fondren Foundation The Hamill Foundation
HEB Amy and Rob Pierce

PARTNERS – $100,000 – $249,999

Anadarko ConocoPhillips
The Gracely Family Greg Harper
Penny and Paul Loyd M.D. Anderson Foundation
Alan and Tricia Ratliff Joshua Stanka
Randy and Sandy Stilley Marsha and David Taylor
Leticia and Steve Trauber

AMBASSADORS – $50,000 – $99,999

Steve Burkett Daniel and Joan Cohen
Columbia Pipeline Sig and Patrcia Cornelius
David Romero and David Greiss Lynda Lighthouse Transier
Bruce and Julia Vincent

CONTRIBUTORS – $25,000 – $49,999

John and Mary Arensdorf Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP
John and Michelle Breckenridge Cardo Haynes Whaley
CRC Family Charitable Foundation Jeff and Elise Cross
Jim and Molly Crownover Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.
Ernst & Young LLP Heather and Peter Gaw
Angie Gildea Bob and Kit Gwin
Debbie and Stan Horton Ed and Leticia Jaroski
Franklin and Demetra Jones Greg and Beth Looser
Locke Lord Phil Morabito
Ed Rachal Foundation Louis and Cheryl Raspino
Aileen and Jim Reilly Amy and Peter Shaper
Deborah and Adrian Shelley Gerry and JJ Spedale
Hugh and Pamela Tanner Andrea and Trent Tellepsen
Dolores and John Tobola Arden and Virginia Walker

Margaret Alkek Williams and Amy Pierce, TUTS Board Chair

President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush – Campaign Honorary Chairs

“One of the things we love most about Houston is its vibrant arts community. Theatre Under The Stars is an integral part of making Houston an arts leader and we are thrilled to be subscribers and supporters of such an important institution. We hope you will join us in helping make TUTS’ dream come true.”

For more information, contact Amy Lampi, Director of Development,
713-558-2647 or