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Donors In Focus: Richard Goldsmith Planted The Seed For San Antonio’s Philanthropic Bastion

December 6, 2021 Comments Off on Donors In Focus: Richard Goldsmith Planted The Seed For San Antonio’s Philanthropic Bastion

By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — He walks around from one end to another of his home office, pointing out family portraits in one corner, then pivoting to stacked bookshelves filled…

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Area Foundation Supports Making San Antonio Safer & Accessible Through Cycling

December 1, 2021 Comments Off on 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…

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

November 23, 2021 Comments Off on 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…

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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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