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Kempner Family History
A comprehensive history of the Harris Kempner Family. In characterizing his parents' legacy, Isaac (Ike) Herbert Kempner wrote the following in his Recalled Recollections: "We can be be thankful for the larger vision of our parents which bid us try to emulate their wisdom, their benevolence, their reverence for God and devotion to their country."
Foundation History
The impetus for starting a foundation in 1946 came from the family's concern for the many local charities they supported. They realized that conditions that typically follow economic depressions and wars could affect their ability to support charities in time of greatest need. A philanthropic philosophy thus evolved.
Arts & Historic Preservation

"Our human desires to discover, describe, and create, and our human instinct for the arts reflect our past and guide our future."

Hetta T. ("Peaches") Kempner, Director


Harris & Eliza Kempner Fund
2201 Market Street Suite 1250
Galveston, Texas 77550-1529

Phone: 409.762.1603
FAX: 409.762.5435

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