Our featured supporters this week are Jeffrey and Marc Hill. They are newer acquaintances of the Museum, having been introduced to us a mere two years ago, who quickly became treasured advocates and dear friends. Jeffrey and Marc jumped right in and co-chaired the auction at our 2019 Gala, our most successful to date, and became Old 300 members who have already introduced many of their large network of friends to the Museum. They have been married for 36 years, have two adult children (both D-1 athletes; son played football at Rice and daughter was on UT-Austin Rowing team), and one adorable grandson.
Marc is a practicing attorney of 40 years at Hill & Hill, PC with offices located on Church Street in Galveston and St James Place in Houston. He was raised in Texas, although not technically a “native” as he was born in Germany, while his parents (both native Texans) were stationed there on active duty military service, returning home when Marc was 18 months old. Marc is also a retired Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force.
Jeffrey is a CPA and longtime community volunteer raising well over $1 million for charitable causes, primarily benefitting Catholic education. She is currently serving as Chairwoman of the City of Galveston Planning Commission, as well as one of The Bryan Museum Gala 2021 Co-chairs. Jeffrey’s family settled in East Texas when they received a headright grant in 1838, qualifying her for Daughter of the Republic of Texas status.
Marc and Jeffrey moved to Galveston full-time in 2016, and we are so fortunate to have their passion and commitment as engaged and contributing members of our community.
To quote the Hills, “We are both very proud of our Texas heritage and all that it encompasses. As Texans, we know how to roll up our sleeves and get any job done without complaint. We are resilient. And we believe that our word and a firm handshake are our bond. The Bryan Museum is about keeping those attributes alive in the next generation and we are enthusiastic ambassadors for that cause!”