The Bryan Museum received a significant gift of $50,000 from custom builder, developer, and business leader Ed McMahon, Chairman of the Donald E. McMahon Foundation. The gift will help transform K-12 history education and programming at The Bryan Museum serving students state-wide.
J.P. Bryan, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Bryan Museum said, “Ed’s gift is providing promise and opportunity for thousands of young students in our public schools to learn from the rich and varied history that is our shared heritage. There is no more inspiring story than that of Texas and the American West – it’s high adventure.”
Native Houstonian, Ed McMahon, joined The Bryan Museum’s Board of Directors in January, 2019. McMahon also serves on the prestigious Executive Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, is a member of the Citizens for Animal Protection, a Director of the Western Art Museum in Kerrville, TX, a founding member of “Men of Distinction,” benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital, co-founder of “Women of Distinction”, and is an associate of both the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Baylor College of Medicine.
Ed continues a long family tradition of philanthropy. His father Don founded the Don McMahon Research Foundation in 1975. He started the Diamond M Drilling Company in 1965 and his mother was a pioneer in her own right as one of only two women in her graduating class of South Texas College of Law who passed the bar in 1936.
The Donald E. McMahon Foundation was established to fund medical research and various medical and educational programs. Ed states “Education is paramount in making this world a better place. It serves the population in so many ways.”