Month: December 2021

Taking It From The Top: Diverse Cohort Completes Area Foundation Executive Leadership Program

December 20, 2021 Comments Off on Taking It From The Top: Diverse Cohort Completes Area Foundation Executive Leadership Program

By Cecilia Martinez SAN ANTONIO — Congratulations to this year’s slate of local CEOs and senior-level managers for completing this year’s HOLT Advanced Leadership Program!  This year’s 28-member cohort was the largest and most diverse group in the program’s five-year run. Participants completed assessments to identify their behavioral styles, understand how they manage conflict and…

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Donors In Focus: Former Scholarship Recipient & Board Member Lissa Martinez Leads By Example

December 20, 2021 Comments Off on Donors In Focus: Former Scholarship Recipient & Board Member Lissa Martinez Leads By Example

By Jade Esteban Estrada SAN ANTONIO — It’s a quiet Thursday afternoon when a bespectacled Lissa Martinez, an investor and entrepreneur, appears on my computer screen. She’s in her home office. A poster about tree planting is hanging on a partition behind her.  Martinez, who served for two terms on the Board of Directors of…

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A Celebration of SA heARTS: San Antonio Chamber Choir Stays In Tune

December 9, 2021 Comments Off on A Celebration of SA heARTS: San Antonio Chamber Choir Stays In Tune

By Roland Barrera SAN ANTONIO — The closing line to the popular poem “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman goes thusly: Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs. These poetic words help to support the reason why through exquisite music and innovative programming, the San Antonio Chamber Choir (SACC) elevates the spirit, enlightens the mind and nurtures the…

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Donors In Focus: Richard Goldsmith Planted The Seed For San Antonio’s Philanthropic Bastion

December 6, 2021 Comments Off on Donors In Focus: Richard Goldsmith Planted The Seed For San Antonio’s Philanthropic Bastion

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — He walks around from one end to another of his home office, pointing out family portraits in one corner, then pivoting to stacked bookshelves filled with historical documents in another. Outside, his welcoming and ornate backyard has various neat piles of trimmed tree branches – fruit of his labor over…

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Area Foundation Supports Making San Antonio Safer & Accessible Through Cycling

December 1, 2021 Comments Off on Area Foundation Supports Making San Antonio Safer & Accessible Through Cycling

By Travis E. Poling SAN ANTONIO — In May 2019, cyclists, civic leaders and government officials assembled for the launch of a bicycle safety awareness initiative called Live 2 Ride. While the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic slowed the rollout of fundraising and programs, the effort has gathered steam in recent months. The undertaking is a partnership of…

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