Houston Treasures

Julia Anderson Frankel


Photo by: Gittings


For 40 years, Julia Anderson Frankel has been “the go-to-girl” to get things done in Houston. She is a philanthropist and community leader who is invested in the welfare of this city and its people.

When it comes to music, Frankel is right there as a Governing Trustee of The Houston Symphony Society and has served as both a Co-Chair and a Chairman of Houston Symphony fundraising galas. She is an Advisory Committee Member for Moores School of Music and was Chairman of the Virtuosi fundraiser which underwrote the costs for maestros to train high school students. Frankel donates her time to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as both an Asian Arts Committee Member and a Trustee.

Frankel, a graduate of Marymount College in N.Y. and a Trustee, is an advocate for Houston Community College and is a member of HCC’s Capital Campaign Committee. She was the Creator, Founding Chair and Inaugural Hostess of “Passion for Fashion” which benefits fashion and design students. Frankel was also an honoree of “Little Black Dress Designer” which recognized her for building scholarships and generating exposure for talented fashion/design students. She chaired the St. Pius X High School Gala and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.

Julia served as Trustee, President and now Lifetime Director of the Christus Foundation for Healthcare. She was named “Pacesetter of the Year” by the Cancer League and a “Woman of Distinction” by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Frankel was the Inaugural Chairman of The Pearl Ball which benefited nursing scholarships and was the Chairman of the Neiman Marcus Dinner for Houston’s Legacy Community Health.

And then there are our furry friends in Houston and Frankel served as the Chairman of the 75th anniversary celebration of The SPCA and was honored as “Ten of Houston’s Elite” by the Citizens for Animal Protection.

On top of all of this, Frankel is one stylish lady who was named to the Houston Chronicle’s Best Dressed Hall of Fame in 2011!

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