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, where Amy continued her political fundraising and began her focus on charity work and the magic of reaching children through music and art. 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 is 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, served as TUTS Chairman of the Board from 2015 to 2017 and chaired the 2011 Gala and The River’s 2013 Celebration. Amy also serves on Music Doing Good’s President’s Leadership Council and is an active supporter of several additional arts organizations in Houston.

Amy is active with several community organizations working to aid those in need. She is on the Board of SEARCH Homeless Services, serves on The Advisory Board of The Women’s Fund, the UNICEF’s Board of Trustees, M.D. Anderson’s Advance Team, and is a founder of The Houston 20, a group of community leaders organized to fight against sex trafficking in Houston. In 2015, Amy was chosen by Easter Seals as one of Houston’s “Mothers of the Year” and was recognized as a “Woman of Substance” in 2017 and a “Woman of Distinction” in 2018. 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.