Amy Pierce


“Access to the arts are absolutely vital for children of all disabilities. Children just need a safe place, with no judgement where they are able to explore and be curious about what their true gifts are. More important it helps build self confidence.”

Amy Pierce attended The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with honors with a BS in Journalism and Public Relations. After graduating, Amy began her career in political event planning, fundraising and campaign management. Rob Pierce’s law and banking career moved the couple from Washington D.C. to Houston and then on to New York City. In 2004, Rob and Amy moved their family back to Houston, and Amy joined the Board of Directors for Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), the Houston Junior League, AIDS Foundation Houston, and St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

Amy has focused much of her time on her children’s education. She served on the Awty International School’s Board of Trustees, co-chaired the annual gala and annual fund campaign, helped found the Fine Arts Booster Club, and was the leader of Awty’s inaugural Girl Scout Troop. Awty recognized Amy with the “Volunteer of the Year Award” in 2016.

Following her passion for the Arts, Amy has served on the Board of Directors of TUTS since 2004, as TUTS Chairman of the Board from 2015 to 2017 and chaired the 2011 Gala, The River’s 2013 Celebration and TUTS 50th Anniversary Season. She now chairs TUTS capital campaign committee. Amy and Rob support several additional arts organizations in Houston.
Amy is active with community organizations working to aid those in need. She is the Chair of the Board of KNOWAutism Foundation and serves on the Boards of SEARCH Homeless Services, The Women’s Fund, is Vice Chair of UNICEF and is the co-founder of The Houston 20, a group of community leaders organized to fight sex trafficking in Houston. In 2015, Amy was recognized by Easter Seals as one of Houston’s “Mothers of the Year”, as a “Woman of Substance” in 2017, a “Woman of Distinction” in 2018 and one of CrimeStoppers’ “Women Who Shape Houston Award“ in 2019. In 2018, the couple was honored at St. Jude’s and SEARCH ‘s Luncheons and in 2019, they were recognized recognized with the ChangeMaker Award for Autism by The Next Steps Academy, A Champion for Texas Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, and as one of Social Book’s 2022 Houston Treasures. Amy and Rob have worked to instill a love for the arts, hearts for service, compassion for others, and the importance of education in their four children Kendall, Kyle, Kaitlyn, and Kamren.