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West Side Families Count On Good Neighbors During Pandemic

October 13, 2020 Comments Off on 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+ Year 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

September 16, 2020 Comments Off on UP Partnership: Prioritizing An Equitable Recovery For Our Youth
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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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Philanthropic Pivot: Partners Flourish During Pandemic

September 1, 2020 Comments Off on Philanthropic Pivot: Partners Flourish During Pandemic
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San Antonio’s success as a city is the result of how the community consistently comes together to address urgent needs and unique opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has proved that “we are stronger together,” a principle by which the San Antonio Area Foundation operates. “With the pandemic, the philanthropic community had to mobilize quickly because we…

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Keeping Immigrant Families From Falling Through Societal Cracks

August 31, 2020 Comments Off on Keeping Immigrant Families From Falling Through Societal Cracks
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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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Former Scholarship Recipient Says Thanks and Pays it Forward

August 6, 2020 Comments Off on Former Scholarship Recipient Says Thanks and Pays it Forward
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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

July 7, 2020 Comments Off on 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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Joint Statement From San Antonio Area Foundation Board Chairman Theodore Guidry II and CEO Marjie French

June 22, 2020 Comments Off on Joint Statement From San Antonio Area Foundation Board Chairman Theodore Guidry II and CEO Marjie French
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Area Foundation Statement on Racial Injustice and Equitable Opportunities We join with community in San Antonio, across Texas, and throughout the country, in grieving the horrific killings of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and the countless others. The intensity of the anger and grief that Americans are expressing in the wake of these most…

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Over 1,300 Students Awarded Scholarships

June 9, 2020 Comments Off on Over 1,300 Students Awarded Scholarships
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Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, As our young people experience the rites of passage of high school graduation, announcing their college of choice and preparing for their first semester in the fall, it’s a time of great celebration and reflection – particularly in today’s environment of drive-through graduations, virtual celebrations and yard signs…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Impact

May 15, 2020 Comments Off on COVID-19 Response Fund Impact
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Dear Members of the Area Foundation Family, Our gratitude is immense as we work side-by-side with you, our fund advisors and donors through this crisis. We are only able to provide services, and amplify impact in community because you chose to create a philanthropic legacy through the San Antonio Area Foundation. Your fund, whether individual,…

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Community Rallies to Support Older Adults Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 13, 2020 Comments Off on Community Rallies to Support Older Adults Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak
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The COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on vulnerable populations raises many concerns about the welfare of older adults in our community.  While no one is immune to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, our older population is especially susceptible to its effects. Even those with ample resources to safely shelter in place are feeling the…

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