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Challenging The Status Quo: Aging Matters

January 2, 2023 Comments Off on Challenging The Status Quo: Aging Matters

By Linda Burton and Jane Paccione SAN ANTONIO – Successfully Aging and Living in San Antonio (SALSA) was created by the San Antonio Area Foundation to increase leadership, collaboration and…

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Young Philanthropist Helps Healing In Uvalde

December 29, 2022 Comments Off on Young Philanthropist Helps Healing In Uvalde

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO – Here at the San Antonio Area Foundation, we like to say that anyone can be a philanthropist. One need not be a generous millionaire…

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Leading The Charge: Area Foundation Welcomes New Board Of Directors Chairman Alex Perez

December 19, 2022 Comments Off on Leading The Charge: Area Foundation Welcomes New Board Of Directors Chairman Alex Perez

By Travis E. Poling SAN ANTONIO – Alex Perez is accustomed to taking on complex challenges. The incoming chairman of the San Antonio Area Foundation Board of Directors for the next two…

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Area Foundation Uplifts Local Native American Cultural Arts Nonprofits

November 21, 2022 Comments Off on Area Foundation Uplifts Local Native American Cultural Arts Nonprofits
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By Kiko Martinez SAN ANTONIO – There’s no shortage of celebrations of Mexican and Mexican American culture in our great city. Not so visible on the cultural radar is awareness and…

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Coming Home: Area Foundation New Team Member Reflects On Spirit Of Thanksgiving 

November 21, 2022 Comments Off on Coming Home: Area Foundation New Team Member Reflects On Spirit Of Thanksgiving 

By Cristiana Salinas SAN ANTONIO – So much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season! I hope you enjoy this video we’re sharing, pulling back the curtains a bit on our…

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At the Forefront: Area Foundation Invests in Trust-Based Philanthropy

November 15, 2022 Comments Off on At the Forefront: Area Foundation Invests in Trust-Based Philanthropy
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By Stephanie LaFroscia and Patricia Mejia  SAN ANTONIO – Responding to the pandemic required philanthropic funders to change the way we support nonprofit organizations.  Among key challenges, provide unrestricted funding allowing organizations to adapt…

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Veterans Day 2022: Area Foundation Honors Charlie Uranga’s Life & Service 

November 11, 2022 Comments Off on Veterans Day 2022: Area Foundation Honors Charlie Uranga’s Life & Service 
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By Ben Wiese SAN ANTONIO — He was a pioneering Mexican American who built generational wealth in the 20th century. An invaluable donor and supporter of the University of Texas…

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Paying It Forward: Area Foundation Helps Hamilton Barton Go From Homeless Addict To CEO  

October 28, 2022 Comments Off on Paying It Forward: Area Foundation Helps Hamilton Barton Go From Homeless Addict To CEO  

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — Sounds like a made-for-TV underdog success story. Yet this is no fictional tale of redemption. It’s the actual life of Hamilton Barton, who went from homeless…

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Public Health Trailblazer Dr. Fernando Guerra

October 7, 2022 Comments Off on Hispanic Heritage Month: Honoring Public Health Trailblazer Dr. Fernando Guerra

By Ben Wiese SAN ANTONIO –– Dr. Fernando Guerra’s lifelong devotion to helping the underserved, the homeless and the most vulnerable in society remains the defining trait of his impact on the city…

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A Step Forward: Area Foundation Receives Prestigious Diversity & Inclusion Award

September 2, 2022 Comments Off on A Step Forward: Area Foundation Receives Prestigious Diversity & Inclusion Award

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO – With its trust-based philanthropy modus operandi and an unprecedented push toward equity as part of its new strategic plan, the San Antonio Area Foundation is proud…

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