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

Christina “Ommy” Strauch

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

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

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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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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