Bonnie McKee

Trustee | Saint Jo, Texas

Bonnie McKee attended Texas Women’s University and North Texas State University (now University of North Texas). Her interest in nonprofit organizations evolved over time and has coupled with the preservation of our historical and archeological legacy in Texas, leading her to earn a variety of certifications for the nonprofit sector, including ones in Nonprofit Leadership, Management, Risk Management, and Financial Management.

Bonnie has been a volunteer for the Texas Historical Commission for more than 30 years, founding trustee for the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, and longtime Archeological Steward for the THC. She contributed to and volunteered for numerous archeological research and excavation projects, and has initiated numerous programs for educating citizens about our irreplaceable archeological and historic sites, including successful efforts that led to the Boy Scouts of America Archeology Merit Badge. She also helped develop and supervise the program for the first archeological excavation project in Texas to include the Caddo Tribe.

Bonnie has served on many civic, cultural and charitable boards including the Texas Historical Foundation, the Texas Archeological Society, Dallas Archeological Society, North Texas Society of History and Culture and the Archeological Conservancy. She is a founding Trustee of the Friends of the THC, and has served as an advisor for the Texas Preservation Fund and for the El Camino Real Project. Her awards include the Governor’s Award for Archeological Preservation from the THC and several from the Texas Archeological Society.

Bonnie and her husband Bob are the proud parents of their two children Robert E. McKee, IV and Marjorie E. McKee Harris and now enjoy two grandsons, Robert V and William McKee. Bonnie and Bob owned several businesses and now reside full-time at their ranch in Montague County. They collect art from the Santa Fe and Taos Founders as well as the Early Texas artists. They recently completed a book on early Texas artist, Fred Darge.