Known by many as the “First Lady of Texas,” Miss Ima Hogg would have turned 130 years old on July 10. A dedicated advocate for public service, Miss Ima created a legacy that continues to benefit Texas today.

In 1940, Miss Ima and her brother Mike established the Hogg Foundation to promote “mental hygiene.”  Her contribution for a better, healthier Texas can now be seen in an array of initiatives across the state to benefit the mental health of all Texans.

She was also a passionate supporter of music, a collector of arts and antiques and a champion for historical restoration. Her role in co-founding the Houston Symphony and her many collections of American antiques continue to enrich the cultural heritage of the state.

Her dedication to honoring Texas and serving its public is what makes Miss Ima such a lasting icon. The Hogg Foundation works hard to steward her vision every day and wishes her a happy 130th birthday!