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Beneficiaries List

Founded in 1952, the Theta Charity Antiques Show of Houston raises funds for local educational, art, medical and community assistance organizations while providing a cultural experience for the city of Houston.

Permanent Beneficiaries

BAYOU BEND COLLECTION AND GARDENS, MFAH – A grant to provide funding for the ongoing acquisition of early American furniture, perpetuating Miss Ima Hogg’s vision to expose Texans to our nation’s heritage through furniture and the arts.

CHILD ADVOCATES - A grant to provide partial funding to assist the organization with its mission to provide a caring voice and path for children who are in the protective services system.

TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CANCER CENTER - Since 1975, the Theta Charity Antiques show has provided financial support to care for patients with pediatric cancer. In 2006, Antiques’ Show funds established the “Donald J. Fernback, M.D. Lectureship Series, presented by Houston Alumnae of Kappa Alpha Theta”. The series enables nationally and internationally recognized experts to present at research conferences. It plays an important role in educating medical students, pediatric residents, and the largest pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training program in the United States aimed at producing the next generation of leaders in the field.

KAPPA ALPHA THETA FOUNDATION – A grant to fund nine named scholarships honoring Houston Thetas, including one named on behalf of the Theta Charity Antiques Show.

2012 Beneficiaries

CANCARE- A grant to fund the training class of support volunteers. The mission of Can Care is to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.  This grant will allow Can Care volunteers to continue to ignite hope for those who need support when they hear the words, “you have cancer”.


GENESYS WORKS- A grant to fund the growth and sustainability of its program to support underserved high school students.  Genesys Works changes the life trajectory of underprivileged high school students by enabling them to work in meaningful internships, at major corporations, during their senior year in high school.


THE WOMEN'S HOME- A grant to support the operations of the Whole Life Program.  This program allows The Women’s Home to help women in crisis regain their self-esteem and dignity, empowering them to return to society as productive, self-sufficient individuals.


YELLOWSTONE ACADEMY- A grant to fund an Interactive Social Studies Curriculum and Enrichment Program for kindergarten through eighth grade students.  Yellowstone Academy was founded on the premise that, through education and intensive intervention beginning at an early age, children living in poverty can transcend their circumstances and grow up to become responsible, productive adults.


Charitable Organization

The Theta Charity Antiques Show is a 501(c)(3) organization. Funds from the show are obtained solely through underwriting, advertising sales, and ticket sales and NOT from the sale of antiques displayed at the show.