Outright Gifts (Cash, Check, Credit Card, Securities)

Since our creation in 2003, RCC has grown from a personal dream of our founder, Sophia Grinblat, into a dynamic team of board members dedicated to bringing diverse Russian cultural events to Texas. In 2007, RCC opened a venue in the heart of the Houston Museum District area, which serves as a refuge for local art lovers, exhibition space, workshop classroom, concert hall and film screening site. Our other event venues include Jones Hall, Wortham Center, Texas universities and local community centers.

Deferred Gifts (Pledges)

Annual gifts may be pledged, and payments made over 12 months.


Planned Gifts (Bequests, Life Insurance, Charitable Remainder Trusts)

Donors who wish to make a significant gift to the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” over their lifetime, while limiting estate taxes and providing for their heirs, may choose to make a planned gift. Planned gifts are gifts that are created now, yet fully realized at a later date. Many planned giving vehicles also offer income to the donor, spouse, and children for life, and later provide a gift to the Long Center. The Long Center will soon acknowledge donors who have made a planned gift with membership in a Legacy Society.

Endowment Gifts

An important way to support the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” is by making a gift to the endowment. A gift to the endowment is a lasting gift, which ensures the future of the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” for generations to come. The Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” invests the initial gift and only the income is spent. This allows the donation to have a much greater impact than if it were spent all at once. Gifts to the endowment may be made by cash, stock, pledge, bequest, retirement assets, life insurance, and life estate gifts. Gifts of any amount are accepted; however, named endowment opportunities begin at $100,000.

The MFI Foundation Endowment Fund for the Long Center was established to support operational activities, including performances and concerts, education programs, community projects and collaborative programs, special events, and festivals.


Gifts of Real Estate or Personal Property

The Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” is open to considering gifts of real estate or personal property on a case-by-case basis. Typically, the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” does not accept gifts that may obligate the Russian Cultural Center “Our Texas” to pay fees or costs associated with the gift. Gifts of Real Estate or Personal Property are liquidated immediately.



RCC welcomes volunteers to serve in a variety of job duties. All selected volunteers will provide an unparalleled, positive experience for all visitors of the RCC events. Apply now to become part of the volunteer team!