Month: October 2021

Area Foundation Helps Cultural Arts Nonprofits Keep Día De Los Muertos Tradition Alive

October 29, 2021 Comments Off on Area Foundation Helps Cultural Arts Nonprofits Keep Día De Los Muertos Tradition Alive

By Kiko Martinez SAN ANTONIO — With a Latino population of 64 percent, San Antonio has always been a city where a tradition like Día de los Muertos(Day of the Dead) is one that will always hold a special place in the heart of our community, which has deep and long-lasting ties to the celebration’s birthplace…

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A Celebration Of SA HeARTS: The Future Of Orchestral Diversity Starts In San Antonio

October 25, 2021 Comments Off on A Celebration Of SA HeARTS: The Future Of Orchestral Diversity Starts In San Antonio

By Alex Flores SAN ANTONIO — The house doors of the Tobin Center’s H-E-B Performance Hall open to an energetic crowd of concert attendees. As they hurriedly locate their seats, young musicians begin to fill the stage. The sounds of musical scales and warm-ups echo throughout the concert hall.  An evening of musical wonder begins. …

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Introducing The Inaugural SA Equity Fellows Class

October 21, 2021 Comments Off on Introducing The Inaugural SA Equity Fellows Class
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New Area Foundation professional development program emphasizes diversity and inclusion SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation has always valued diversity and inclusion but now the organization is making a decisive turn toward incorporating equity across all areas of its philanthropic work. Those factors already play a key role in grantmaking decisions. A new effort…

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Area Foundation Grant Recipient Dee Howard Foundation Welcomes New Leadership

October 18, 2021 Comments Off on Area Foundation Grant Recipient Dee Howard Foundation Welcomes New Leadership

By Cecilia Martinez SAN ANTONIO — One of the San Antonio Area Foundation’s past annual responsive grantees and current Youth Leadership Development (YLD) grant recipients, The Dee Howard Foundation, is on a mission to grow and continue partnerships with schools to inspire, challenge and empower innovators in the aviation and aerospace fields. Dee Howard announced…

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Overcoming A Tumultuous Journey

October 15, 2021 Comments Off on Overcoming A Tumultuous Journey
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Area Foundation 2020 Digital Impact Report Looks at success through adversity AN ANTONIO — Despite facing the challenge of a lifetime in the coronavirus pandemic, the San Antonio Area Foundation rose to the occasion as a community leader in helping raise and distribute nearly $72 million in grants and student scholarships in 2020. The Area…

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Donors In Focus: Gen. Valenzuela Lifts Up Fellow Service Members & Vets Through Area Foundation Fund

October 15, 2021 Comments Off on Donors In Focus: Gen. Valenzuela Lifts Up Fellow Service Members & Vets Through Area Foundation Fund

By Travis E. Poling SAN ANTONIO — The national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month may end Oct. 15 on the calendar, but for retired U.S. Army General Alfred “Freddie” Valenzuela, the recognition of contributions made by Latinos takes place every day of the year. That commitment is reflected in his service, his writing and speaking,…

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Aging in Place: Everyone’s Doing It

October 15, 2021 Comments Off on Aging in Place: Everyone’s Doing It

New public awareness campaign shows all of us can help older adults thrive at home SAN ANTONIO — The the San Antonio Area Foundation is launching a new public awareness campaign as part of its advocacy work on behalf of older adults, focused on the concept of “aging in place.” In recognition of National Aging in…

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Aging In Place: Everyone’s Doing It

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on Aging In Place: Everyone’s Doing It

By Linda Burton SAN ANTONIO — According to recent national studies, the country’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older within the next decade with the oldest in this demographic on the cusp of 85.  Even sooner, by 2025, the number of older adults (65 million) is expected to surpass that of children…

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A Celebration Of SA heARTS: Ballet SA Twirls Back To Life

October 8, 2021 Comments Off on A Celebration Of SA heARTS: Ballet SA Twirls Back To Life

By Amy Wilson SAN ANTONIO — As a lifetime collector of quotes, I recently came across one by famed acting coach and actress Stella Adler: “Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”  I was struck by Adler’s ability to convey so perfectly what it’s meant to be…

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An Update from Marjie French

October 8, 2021 Comments Off on An Update from Marjie French

Dear friends, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. I am delighted to share some updates about the San Antonio Area Foundation’s significant impact in our city. At the Area Foundation, we’re proud to lead by example. We gather partners with common passions and pool our resources to change lives. Here are a…

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