The first day of classes at Kinder HSPVA was January 7, 2019! Thank you, Houston!

Campaign Progress: $8.73 million

Thanks to many generous donors, we are only $1.3 million away from the $10-million goal.

We've come a long way since the Groundbreaking Ceremony. Check out the video below to see the exciting journey.

An Extraordinary Lead Gift

A long-time donor becomes a permanent partner

The Kinder Foundation, a supporter of HSPVA Friends since 2008, has contributed a lead gift of $7.5 million toward our capital campaign. In recognition of the Kinder Foundation’s historic investment, and in accordance with HISD policy, upon opening downtown the school will be named the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, or Kinder HSPVA.

We want to thank the HISD Board of Trustees and HSPVA Friends. We hope these joint and cooperative efforts preserve the long-term future of one of Houston’s most acclaimed and diverse schools and forges a new path through public/private partnership to support future HISD schools.

– Rich Kinder, Chairman, Kinder Foundation