The 2023 season marks Marian Harper’s 32nd with the Astros. As Vice President of
Foundation Development, Player Engagement and Family Relations, she helps manage
programs and fundraising for the Astros Foundation, the official team charity of the
Astros. She was instrumental in the development of the Astros MLB Youth Academy, a
cornerstone program of the Astros Foundation.
Marian assists with the team’s community relations efforts, which includes organizing
the Astros players and wives programs as well as utilizing her extensive knowledge of
local non-profit organizations and her dedication to the Houston community. Marian also
works to further develop the Astros Alumni Association.
Marian serves on the board of directors for the Downtown Management District, the
Ensemble Theatre, and the Texas Southern University Foundation. She is a member of
the Astros Hall of Fame Selection Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Houston
and was honored with the prestigious Jimmy Wynn Toy Cannon Award for exceptional
community service at the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2007.
A native of Pittsburg, Texas, Marian started with the Astros in 1992 and rose through
the ranks, starting as a promotions coordinator for the Marketing and Sponsorship
departments, then as Director of Community Relations, working with players, alumni,
fans, businesses and non-profit leaders. Over the past two decades, Marian has been a
key executive for all the team charities, fundraising efforts and outreach initiatives.