San Antonio Area Foundation Announces Four New Board Members

New Board Members

The San Antonio Area Foundation announces the appointment of four new members to the board of directors. Joining the board of directors are Michael J. Bolner, Barbara “Barbie” O’Connor, Gurpaul Singh and Suzanne Wade. “Our four newest board member each bring unique and strategic strengths to the Area Foundation,” said Marjie M. French, chief executive…

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Pandemic no obstacle for leadership program

2019 HOLT Fellows

More than a dozen executives complete our HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ training Congratulations to our HOLT Values-Based Leadership™ Program Fellows on completing the intensive training during these unprecedent times! The cohort began face-to-face classes in September of 2019 and transitioned to online learning this March after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic forced a hard stop…

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West Side Families Count On Good Neighbors During Pandemic

Mari Lopez, left, hands a free lunch to a walk-up at House of Neighborly Services Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. HNS is using extra safety protocols for the safe handling and delivery of food to needy neighbors.

House of Neighborly Service Still Strong After 100+ Years Even with restrictions gradually lifting on being out and about during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Estela Trujillo feels quite jittery about heading out of the house. As an older adult, she knows that unfortunately she’s in the primary target demographic for the dangerous virus. She does…

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UP Partnership: Prioritizing An Equitable Recovery For Our Youth


In order to have a truly equitable post-coronavirus recovery, one key factor cannot be overlooked: academic systems serving young people can no longer work independently of one another.  “The pandemic clearly showed us that as a city, we are extremely dependent on one another. Education systems, including schools and wrap-around student services, do not work…

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Keeping Immigrant Families From Falling Through Societal Cracks

When our region began feeling the pervasive impact of the quickly-spreading coronavirus pandemic in March, students suddenly saw their Spring Break extended by a few days. Then some more days. Weeks went by and students and their parents began hearing what seemed like the inevitable – classes would be cancelled for good for the remainder…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Boosts Local Nonprofits With $13M Infusion

Man wearing a mask and talking to a woman

San Antonio non-profit organizations helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have received $13.4 million in the last five months, thanks to the generosity of donors working with the San Antonio Area Foundation. The Area Foundation has helped numerous charitable organizations, foundations and individual donors offer a swift response to the coronavirus outbreak by supporting…

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Former Scholarship Recipient Says Thanks and Pays it Forward

Eric Wilson headshot

I had a conversation recently with a colleague about recognizing scholarship donors at our school and it caused me to reflect on my own experience – first as a scholarship recipient 25 years ago and then as someone who funds scholarships. As scholarship donors, my husband and I could choose to bequeath gifts to help…

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Answering The Call To Serve

Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, As the season changes to summertime in our new reality, we are creating new ways of celebrating one another, such as with virtual gatherings, drive-by parades and more. One of those joyous traditions includes our collective love for the San Antonio Spurs. Our Spurs bring us together as…

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