Vice President, Foundation Development
Marian Harper joined the Astros in 1992. As Vice President of Foundation Development, she helps manage programs and fundraising for the Astros Foundation, the official team charity of the 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 as a promotions coordinator for the Marketing and Sponsorship departments, then moved to 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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