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Chairman In Charge: Gen. Hill Leads Area Foundation Board Through Strategic Planning Process

November 11, 2021 Comments Off on Chairman In Charge: Gen. Hill Leads Area Foundation Board Through Strategic Planning Process

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — His soft-spoken demeanor and amiable smile belie a lifetime of grit and valor that eventually reveal themselves when he begins to open up about his…

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Their Time: Area Foundation & UP Partnership Team Up To Empower Youth As Philanthropic Decision-Makers

November 9, 2021 Comments Off on Their Time: Area Foundation & UP Partnership Team Up To Empower Youth As Philanthropic Decision-Makers

By Gavin Nichols SAN ANTONIO — In late 2020, Blue Meridian Partners made an $8 million investment in the future of San Antonio, providing funds to UP Partnership to promote…

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Use Your Words: A Spotlight On Gemini Ink’s Youth Authors

November 5, 2021 Comments Off on 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…

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Shedding Light On Untold Stories: Area Foundation Sponsors New Exhibition On Black Cowboys

November 3, 2021 Comments Off on Shedding Light On Untold Stories: Area Foundation Sponsors New Exhibition On Black Cowboys

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — They’re very much part of American history across our region and many points west, yet their lives and cultural contributions remain mostly hidden in…

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Area Foundation Helps Cultural Arts Nonprofits Keep Día De Los Muertos Tradition Alive

October 29, 2021 Comments Off on Area Foundation Helps Cultural Arts Nonprofits Keep Día De Los Muertos Tradition Alive

By Kiko Martinez SAN ANTONIO — With a Latino population of 64 percent, San Antonio has always been a city where a tradition like Día de los Muertos(Day of the Dead)…

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A Celebration Of SA HeARTS: The Future Of Orchestral Diversity Starts In San Antonio

October 25, 2021 Comments Off on A Celebration Of SA HeARTS: The Future Of Orchestral Diversity Starts In San Antonio

By Alex Flores SAN ANTONIO — The house doors of the Tobin Center’s H-E-B Performance Hall open to an energetic crowd of concert attendees. As they hurriedly locate their seats,…

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Area Foundation Grant Recipient Dee Howard Foundation Welcomes New Leadership

October 18, 2021 Comments Off on Area Foundation Grant Recipient Dee Howard Foundation Welcomes New Leadership

By Cecilia Martinez SAN ANTONIO — One of the San Antonio Area Foundation’s past annual responsive grantees and current Youth Leadership Development (YLD) grant recipients, The Dee Howard Foundation, is…

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Donors In Focus: Gen. Valenzuela Lifts Up Fellow Service Members & Vets Through Area Foundation Fund

October 15, 2021 Comments Off on Donors In Focus: Gen. Valenzuela Lifts Up Fellow Service Members & Vets Through Area Foundation Fund

By Travis E. Poling SAN ANTONIO — The national celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month may end Oct. 15 on the calendar, but for retired U.S. Army General Alfred “Freddie” Valenzuela,…

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Aging In Place: Everyone’s Doing It

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on Aging In Place: Everyone’s Doing It

By Linda Burton SAN ANTONIO — According to recent national studies, the country’s 74 million baby boomers will be 65 or older within the next decade with the oldest in…

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A Celebration Of SA heARTS: Ballet SA Twirls Back To Life

October 8, 2021 Comments Off on A Celebration Of SA heARTS: Ballet SA Twirls Back To Life

By Amy Wilson SAN ANTONIO — As a lifetime collector of quotes, I recently came across one by famed acting coach and actress Stella Adler: “Life beats down and crushes…

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