Since its founding in 1952, the Theta Charity Antiques Show has given nearly $8 million from the weekend events to cultural, community, educational, and medical causes in Houston. Funds raised from the Theta Charity Antiques Show supports the Show’s four permanent beneficiaries: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Child Advocates, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, and Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers. Additionally, seven deserving local charities have been selected to receive philanthropic support from the 2019 Show: Amazing Place, Bo’s Place, Camp for All, Holly Hall, Nick Finnegan Counseling Center, The Rise School, and The Rose.

2019 Beneficiaries

Permanent Beneficiaries

Amazing Place

Bo’s Place

For 29 years, Bo’s Place has served as Houston’s premier grief support center, delivering a variety of grief support programs in English and Spanish for children, families and adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. Thanks to support from the community and events like the Theta Charity Antiques Show, Bo’s Place serves individuals at no charge through its grief support services. These services include grief support groups, camps/retreats, and summer programs for group participants; grief-centered community education and training; and access to one-on-one grief consultations with licensed mental health professionals via the Information and Referral Line.

Camp for All

Camp For All is a unique barrier-free camp, working in partnership with more than 65 different not-for-profit organizations to enrich the lives of children and adults with challenging illnesses or special needs and their families, by providing unique camping and retreat experiences throughout the year. Camp For All is truly barrier-free, not just accessible. Camp For All has served more than 160,000 people and continues to serve about 11,000 annually. Camp For All is open all year long and partners with organizations such as Bo’s Place, Texas Children’s Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Epilepsy Foundation, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and more. Camp For All serves challenges including cerebral palsy, cancer, autism, missing limbs, brain injuries, foster care, spina bifida, sickle cell and many more.

Holly Hall

Nick Finnegan Counseling Center

The Rise School

The Rose

Bayou Bend

Displayed in the former home of Houston civic leader and philanthropist Ima Hogg, Bayou Bend Collection is one of the finest showcases of American furnishings, silver, ceramics, and paintings in the world. Funds will help sustain the ongoing acquisition of early American decorative arts and paintings which serve as cultural and educational resources for visitors of all ages.

Child Advocates

Child Advocates recruits, trains and supports volunteers who provide a voice for children in foster care. As Harris County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, Child Advocates provides lifesaving advocacy that helps abused and neglected children exit foster care to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible. Funds will support its Court Services Program which provides lifesaving advocacy services for abused and neglected children who are lost in the system.

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers

As the largest pediatric cancer and hematology centers in the United States, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers provide medical treatment for patients with childhood cancer and childhood blood disorders. With a staff of renowned experts in the treatment and research of pediatric and adolescent cancer, the clinic has developed a wide array of programs aimed at curing children with diagnoses ranging from the most common to the very rare. Funds will support research towards developing new therapeutic approaches for childhood cancer through the Developmental Therapeutics Program.