Month: November 2021

Donors In Focus: Christina “Ommy” Strauch Helped Institute Area Foundation’s Sound Business Acumen

November 23, 2021 Comments Off on Donors In Focus: Christina “Ommy” Strauch Helped Institute Area Foundation’s Sound Business Acumen

By Blithe Wiley SAN ANTONIO — Former longtime San Antonio Area Foundation Board Member Christina “Ommy” Strauch first became familiar with the philanthropic organization in the 1990s when she was a human resources executive at Valero Energy Corporation.  During that time, the Area Foundation occupied office space in the Valero building and Strauch was impressed by the…

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San Antonio Area Foundation Welcomes New CFO

November 23, 2021 Comments Off on San Antonio Area Foundation Welcomes New CFO
The San Antonio Area Foundation is pleased to announce the hire of its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Cindy Campbell brings 30+ years of accounting experience in nonprofit & for-profit sectors SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Area Foundation is pleased to announce the hire of its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cindy Campbell brings more than 30 years of accounting experience, including executive and leadership roles in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. …

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SA Nonprofit Focused On Empowering Girls Receives $10K Grant

November 17, 2021 Comments Off on SA Nonprofit Focused On Empowering Girls Receives $10K Grant
Women and Girls Development

Area Foundation’s Women & Girls Development Fund Recognizes Girls Empowerment Network MEDIA ADVISORY    WHAT: The Women & Girls Development Fund (WGDF), a community outreach fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, announces the Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) as its 2021 $10,000 annual grant recipient. GEN helps girls stay in school, get on track and reach their…

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Chairman In Charge: Gen. Hill Leads Area Foundation Board Through Strategic Planning Process

November 11, 2021 Comments Off on Chairman In Charge: Gen. Hill Leads Area Foundation Board Through Strategic Planning Process

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — His soft-spoken demeanor and amiable smile belie a lifetime of grit and valor that eventually reveal themselves when he begins to open up about his life and career. There’s a reason why James Tom Hill’s name is usually preceded by the three-letter Gen. designation. Gen. Hill, the current Chairman of the Board of…

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Their Time: Area Foundation & UP Partnership Team Up To Empower Youth As Philanthropic Decision-Makers

November 9, 2021 Comments Off on Their Time: Area Foundation & UP Partnership Team Up To Empower Youth As Philanthropic Decision-Makers

By Gavin Nichols SAN ANTONIO — In late 2020, Blue Meridian Partners made an $8 million investment in the future of San Antonio, providing funds to UP Partnership to promote youth voice in our area. Our Tomorrow, a network of organizations under the UP Partnership umbrella, was started to help youth find their voices and…

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Use Your Words: A Spotlight On Gemini Ink’s Youth Authors

November 5, 2021 Comments Off on Use Your Words: A Spotlight On Gemini Ink’s Youth Authors

By Siri Lindholm SAN ANTONIO — Stop being quiet you. Can’t get help without words. That’s the heart of it, isn’t it?  That’s why we tell stories. That’s why we write.  If we have learned anything these past couple of years, it is that we need each other. And the only way we will reach each other is through…

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Shedding Light On Untold Stories: Area Foundation Sponsors New Exhibition On Black Cowboys

November 3, 2021 Comments Off on Shedding Light On Untold Stories: Area Foundation Sponsors New Exhibition On Black Cowboys

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — They’re very much part of American history across our region and many points west, yet their lives and cultural contributions remain mostly hidden in obscurity. Not many people may readily picture an African American if asked to imagine a cowboy, yet history shows us that 25 percent of cowboys…

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New Report Details Area Foundation’s Decisive Pandemic Response

November 2, 2021 Comments Off on New Report Details Area Foundation’s Decisive Pandemic Response
Charity coins

Nearly $6.5 million raised through COVID-19 Response Fund, benefiting 200+ nonprofits SAN ANTONIO — When the pandemic began wreaking havoc on our community last year, elected officials knew they could count on the San Antonio Area Foundation to serve as the command center for an effective philanthropic campaign to quickly help those amongst us most…

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