Donor Spotlight: Armin and Gail Cantini

Gail & Armin Cantini, Gala 2019

Armin and Gail Cantini are two of our most active and engaged Old 300 lifetime members. They joined the Museum at its naissance and have been avid supporters since. Last year they Co-Chaired our 2019 Gala, Remembering the Shamrock, which raised a record $500,000 for education programming and outreach at the Museum.

Gail Ayers Cantini has an impressive background and recently retired as the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network CEO and President. Under her direction, the organization grew in numbers and prominence as a major contributor to the profession of commercial real estate worldwide. With an impressive dossier of degrees from the University of Maryland and East Tennessee University, Gail’s resume includes roles such as Director of the Houston READ Commission, Consultant to the Houston Space Center, founding Director of the Interagency Coordinating Board of Montgomery County, Maryland, and founding Director of A Woman’s Place, Rockville, Maryland. Her awards are many and impressive, and she has dedicated her life to making the world a better place for us all.

Armin Cantini retired from banking as Vice President and Trust Officer at U.S. Trust. He was educated in LaMarque and Galveston schools and is a 1976 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Galveston College Board of Regents, a trustee of The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, a board member of the Emerging Leaders Endowment of the Texas Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, and a member of the UTMB President’s Cabinet and Sealy Society. Armin’s numerous advisory and board positions underscore a deep love of his community.

In their own words, Armin and Gail Cantini tell us they support The Bryan Museum and J.P. Bryan for “their commitment to Galveston Island, the preservation of its history, and strong advocacy for its future.” In return, we celebrate Armin and Gail Cantini’s unselfish commitment to our success. They are treasured members of our Museum family, and we wholeheartedly thank them for all they do for The Bryan Museum!