Vice President, Foundation Development
The 2015 season marks Marian Harper's 24th with the Houston Astros. As VP of Community Relations, she helps manage programs and fundraising for the Astros Foundation, the official team charity of the Houston Astros. She was instrumental in the development of the Astros Urban Youth Academy, a cornerstone program of the Astros Foundation.
Marian also assists with the team's community relations efforts, which includes organizing the Astros wives programs as well as utilizing her extensive knowledge of local non-profit organizations and her dedication to the Houston community. Marian also works to further develop the Astros Alumni Association.
Marian serves on the board of directors for the Downtown Management District Board and the Ensemble Theatre. She is a graduate of Leadership Houston and was honored with the prestigious Jimmy Wynn Toy Cannon Award for exceptional community service at the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2007.
A native of Pittsburg, Texas, Marian started with the Astros in 1992 and rose through the ranks, starting as a promotions coordinator for the Marketing and Sponsorship departments, then as Director of Community Relations working with players, alumni, fans, businesses and non-profit leaders. Over the past decade, Marian has been a key executive for all the team charities' fundraising and outreach initiatives.
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