Barbara and Gerald Hines have a long history of philanthropy in Houston and around the world. Along with his real estate firm, Gerald Hines has supported numerous educational institutions, including the Gerald D. Hines School of Architecture at the University of Houston, the Yale School of Architecture, Purdue University’s Sustainable Buildings Technology Lab, Reading University in the United Kingdom and the Urban Land Institute’s ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition.
Barbara Hines has championed the fight against cancer by assisting agencies such as M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Hala Comprehensive Breast Clinic in Jerusalem. She is also a tireless supporter of Jewish nonprofit agencies including Houston’s Aishel House, the Aspen Chabad and the Holocaust Museum Houston. In addition to Gerald’s son Jeff (married to Wendy) and daughter Jennifer (married to James Robertson), he and Barbara have two children, Serena (married to David Steinberg) and Trevor (married to Raizy) as well as numerous grandchildren. Gerald is an avid skier and sailor while Barbara is an accomplished painter who has exhibited most recently at the Meredith Long Gallery.