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In times of crisis,
we rely on relationships.
The coronavirus pandemic prompted all of us
to act quickly, depend on each other, and
encourage innovation. We have prioritized
community-led solutions — trusting those on the
front lines to do the work they know how to get
done, to serve their neighbors who are in need.
Our work has been relentless.
It has been eye opening.
Our work has been relentless.
It has been eye-opening.
We are proud of the people of San Antonio
who rose to the challenge, with
compassion and without hesitation.
“I think it is safe to say that no one
foresaw the extraordinary events of 2020.
Each challenge became a turning point,
an opportunity to think critically and act
decisively to find new ways to address
escalating community needs. The
decisions were not always easy; the clear
path was not always obvious. Fortunately,
we were not alone on our journey.”
-Marjie French, CEO San Antonio Area Foundation
words from our ceo
Marjie French Image

Dear Friends, Donors, and Partners,

During unprecedented times, the San Antonio Area Foundation was committed to helping the community respond and recover. .

The COVID-19 Response Fund was created by the Area Foundation and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, in partnership with multiple funders, to call forth the strengths and resiliency of our community in response to the COVID-19 health pandemic.

Together, the San Antonio Area Foundation and 38 partners established a fund available for general operating grants for area nonprofit organizations most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Our ability to leverage relationships within our community allowed us to provide support to over 200 organizations with a community investment totaling $6.4M.

While it is impossible to fully capture the awe-inspiring spirit of generosity and compassion that motivated donors and nonprofit workers throughout this past year, this report will focus on the collective efforts of the COVID-19 Response Fund.

Our gratitude goes to our founding partners and the thousands of other nonprofit organizations, donors, and leaders who came together to address our community’s needs.

With gratitude,

Marjie French, CEO, San Antonio Area Foundation

[COVID-19 response timeline]
Once it became clear in March 2020 that the coronavirus pandemic was just
beginning to halt life as we knew it and cause an unprecedented ripple effect across
our community, the San Antonio Area Foundation wasted no time in taking bold and
decisive action. In conjunction with the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
(in close cooperation and coordination with the City of San Antonio), the COVID-19
Response Fund was created to provide an immediate lifeline to the nonprofit sector.

A crisis can't wait. We embraced the power of trust-based philanthropy, enabling
unprecedented progress by prioritizing community led solutions and removing
procedural barriers. We learned that challenges are best solved by those who face
them every day and live with the consequences of waiting too long for solutions. We
stand proud of how quickly our community mobilized and learned just how much we
can do and just how far we can go if we truly put the community first.
March 2020
Bexar County officials declare State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The San Antonio Area Foundation and the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County launch the COVID-19 Response Fund with nearly $3 million initially seeded by donors, and immediately release 10 grants to trusted nonprofits on the frontlines.
The Fund sets priorities: the economic impact of reduced/lost work, the immediate needs of vulnerable populations, medical information/support, fear and confusion about the outbreak, and resources for school-aged children.

Creation of internal and external review committee comprised of funders and community experts to inform fund efforts during the crisis supporting our community’s greatest needs, before federal funds are made available.

SAAFdn collaborates with other funders and the City of San Antonio to fund childcare for essential workers.

The first 30 grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund totaling $1.45 million are awarded before the end of March.

April 2020

Contributions to the COVID-19 Response Fund include: 80|20 Foundation, Bank of San Antonio, Bexar County, Greehey Family Foundation, H. E. Butt Foundation, John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, Mays Family Foundation, Harvey E. Najim and The Najim Charitable Foundation, NuStar Energy, The Tobin Endowment, and the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Additional grants are awarded to help with emergency child assistance.

Two new donations bring the COVID-19 Response Fund to a total $5.3 million. A $500,000 challenge grant from San Antonio philanthropist Harvey E. Najim spurs the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation to match Najim's contribution.

UpTogether serves as a vital pathway for the City of San Antonio to distribute their newly created $25 million assistance program for residents impacted by COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Response Fund awards 125 grants totaling $3,621,453 by the end of April.

May 2020

In response to laid-off restaurant workers, SAAFdn and other funders collaborate to support the use of a program called Get Shift Done, which connects local workers with temporary jobs at the San Antonio Food Bank.

Responding to the changing needs of the community, additional investments of $500,000 from the H. E. Butt Foundation and $300,000 from the Humana Foundation, bringing the COVID-19 Response Fund total to $6.3 million.

Fund grants total over $5 million to 162 local nonprofits, providing much needed food, shelter, security, and critical social services for marginalized communities.

June 2020

SAAFdn joins community foundations from across the country for monthly virtual peer learning on the COVID-19 response titled “COVID-19 – Respond, Recover, Rebuild.”

The fund provides 12 additional grants totaling $278,850

July 2020

SAAFdn’s CEO, Marjie French, joins San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg’s Workforce and Education Leadership Taskforce to reassess community workforce development priorities and identify strategies beyond the immediate crisis.

The City of San Antonio launches the COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program for small businesses and nonprofits, in partnership with LiftFund.

In collaboration with the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas Public Radio (TPR) initiates Vital Conversations, a series of community conversations centered on priority impact areas.

August 2020

San Antonio Workforce and Education Leadership Taskforce releases recommendations for workforce recovery.

SAAFdn presents to national philanthropic leaders on San Antonio’s COVID relief efforts, highlighting the community’s collaborative response fund prioritizing recovering equitably.

Fund grants total over $6.4 million. With an additional $7 million in grants from Donor Advised Funds hosted at SAAFdn, total grants in response to the pandemic reach $13.4 million to help over 200 local nonprofits make an impact in marginalized communities.

September 2020

SAAFdn joins over 40 Arts organizations to advocate for and encourage City Council to allocate a portion of the COVID-19 Community Recovery and Resiliency Plan to support arts recovery.

SAAFdn launches its annual responsive grant process prioritizing trust-based philanthropy in the form of general operating grants to provide much-needed additional funding in the field.

SAAFdn starts an early-stage capacity building program with the H. E. Butt Foundation to ensure support for smaller nonprofits with deep roots in marginalized communities.

SAAFdn partners with leaders from across our community in the Count Me In Census 2020 by investing in strategic and collaborative grants.

In collaboration with the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas Public Radio (TPR) presents Vital Conversations: “Youth Success” addressing root causes of our city’s education inequities and improving education outcomes for all San Antonio youth as we recover from the pandemic.

October 2020

SAAFdn joins other local funders to launch Catchafire, a national online capacity building platform with a community of over 100,000 skilled volunteers to support over 100 local nonprofit organizations in their recovery.

November 2020

Both Proposition A: Sales & Use Tax for Pre-K 4 SA and Proposition B: Ready to Work SA Workforce program pass with voter support ensuring sustained investment in key impact areas.

SAAFdn partnered with LISC San Antonio to launch Leading to Change: Building Equity in Community to support leaders in affordable housing and economic development who will play a critical role in an equitable recovery.

In collaboration with the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas Public Radio (TPR) presents Vital Conversations: “Aging Strong Through COVID-19 And Beyond” detailing how the pandemic has severely affected older adults facing challenges with health outcomes, isolation, transportation, food security, and mental health.

December 2020

SAAFdn, in coordination with UP Partnership, secures an $8 million grant from a national grant program through Blue Meridian Partners to address disparities, scale up work on racial equity, and advance economic mobility for our youth to provide youth leadership development.

SAAFdn hosts a panel of local funders titled Looking Back and Looking Forward Lessons Learned through the COVID-19 Response Fund and Implications for Philanthropy in 2021.

January 2021

SAAFdn collaborates with the City of San Antonio’s Metro Health to distribute mini grants to nonprofits to help address health disparities in communities with the most need.

In collaboration with the John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, a Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation, Texas Public Radio (TPR) presents Vital Conversations “Cultural Vibrancy - A Conversation About the Future of Arts & Culture in San Antonio” highlighting the impact of lockdowns on museums, theaters, art galleries, music venues, and cultural events.

February 2021

SAAFdn partners with The Ewing Hassel Foundation via the COVID-19 Response Fund to assess the current and growing needs of youth and distributes $125,000 to seven youth-serving organizations working on creative solutions in recovery.

March 2021

Assessing the challenges with the rollout of the vaccine, SAAFdn provides mini grants to older adult-serving organizations who experienced unexpected costs associated with reaching those populations.

April 9, 2020

10,000 cars line up for
emergency food distribution at
Traders Village in the midst of
the economic crisis brought on
by the COVID-19 pandemic.
» Photo by William Luther,
San Antonio Express News
“It would be hard to overstate the
importance of nonprofits in our community.
By working alongside the City of San
Antonio, local businesses, and residents,
our nonprofits are a powerful force for
good, helping meet community needs,
advancing equity and opportunities for all.”
-Mayor Ron Nirenberg
[ Stability in the time of chaos ]

There’s a reason why the San Antonio community, starting with city leadership, looks
to the San Antonio Area Foundation for innovation and efficacy in local philanthropy.
Whether it was immediately reopening childcare centers, enabling emergency cash
assistance, or empowering nonprofits to continue their mission even in the darkest
of times, the Area Foundation was there, responding to the crisis with a stabilizing
force that united the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors of our community.

Vital partnerships

The H. E. Butt Foundation co-invested with the SAAFdn in early-stage capacity building for three organizations: American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions, San Anto Cultural Arts and the Classical Music Institute. The Area Foundation partnered with the Ford Foundation to provide $100,000 to the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in appreciation of its 36-year history as a home for San Antonio’s Latino artists and cultural traditions and as a means to strengthen the Guadalupe’s ability to work through and beyond the current crisis.


Total funds distributed by the COVID-19 Community Response Fund

The San Antonio Area Foundation and the United Way
of San Antonio and Bexar County launched the
COVID-19 Response Fund to provide immediate relief
to those most impacted by the crisis.

The Fund was established with a set of priorities: the
economic impact of reduced/lost work,
the immediate needs of vulnerable populations, medical
information/support, fear and confusion about the
outbreak, and resources for school-aged children.
YMCA Early Learning
Center at Haven for Hope


As the City began shutting down, so did daycare and other childcare centers. Response Fund partners started linking with nonprofits to reopen childcare centers for first responders and essential workers.The support provided immediate impact in stabilizing a spiraling crisis as the pandemic spread exponentially.

“My daughter enrolled in the distance learning camp, and sending her has been an absolute lifeline for our family. We work and have no family in town. Without this camp, we’d have to make some painful decisions for our family, financial and otherwise.”

—YMCA Client

TOTAL AMOUNT: $200,000

The learning center was able to stay open during the early months of COVID-19, providing full-day childcare to 269 children of essential workers when schools and other childcare centers closed.

Later, in August, the YMCA transitioned to offering e-Learning camps that gave 423 children boosted WiFi and support as they navigated their school’s distance learning programs.

Esperanza Peace
and Justice Center

Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

The grant provided by the COVID-19 Response Fund allowed this venerable community organization to keep programs going when it would otherwise have had to suspend or terminate them. For example, contributing artists still collected fees for their work, and members of the MujerArtes Women’s Clay Cooperative continued to receive their regular stipends.

As social distancing and quarantine affected its programming, Esperanza staff had to walk the tightrope of providing quality virtual programming while remaining cognizant of our community’s lingering digital divide.

Wellness and outreach opportunities traditionally held in-person, such as neighborhood canvassing and visiting clients in their homes, could not be switched to a digital format.

Educational programming, however, saw a significant bump, as other clients appreciated the flexibility and logistical ease of online workshops.

As virtual programming took hold, Esperanza found success with its virtual event held on Oct. 10, in celebration of the national observations of Hispanic Heritage Month and National Coming Out Month. The online event was a much-needed showcase for talented artists, not just from San Antonio but from across the country, and an opportunity for the Latinx LGBTQ+ community to bond in times of crisis and despair.

TOTAL GRANT: $20,000

Esperanza put grant funds to good use providing basic needs for its clients – with nearly 500 meals served, including almost 200 food box deliveries.

In total, Esperanza was able to put on 31 live virtual cultural events and workshops, with the grant ultimately impacting the well-being of 15,000 residents.

Ministries, Inc.


Corazón has been serving downtown San Antonio’s homeless population for more than two decades. The pandemic immediately impacted its homelessness service work since clients could no longer congregate in large groups. No longer able to host gatherings, the agency went mobile thanks to its $5,000 grant.

Staffers used an “ice cream truck” model to distribute meals in the five largest public parks in the downtown area. Corazón then teamed up with Centro SA and the City of San Antonio to operate in a gymnasium following appropriate social distancing and safety protocols.

They were able to hire a kitchen assistant to help prepare more meals to meet increasing demand. Corazón maintained services crucial for keeping poverty in check, including ID recovery, a cooling center during hot summer days, voter registration, and medical services.

In addition, they partnered with Sichuan House and Pharm Table for six months, using the Area Foundation grant to provide meals for the homeless, keeping small businesses afloat.


In all, services expanded from four to seven days a week with the average weekly meal count doubling from 420 to 840. Since the pandemic hit, more than 21,000 meals have been served.

“It was a great opportunity to provide meals to people in need while at the same time doing our part to provide jobs by keeping those restaurant employees on the job.”

—Gavin Rogers, Executive Director at Corazón Ministries, Inc.

Girls Incorporated of
San Antonio (Girls, Inc.)

Girls Incorporated of San Antonio (Girls, Inc.)

Girls Inc. was able to maintain its strong connection with the many girls whom they inspire “to be strong, smart, and bold.”

Academic programming did not stop – the organization was able to shift to virtual programs and administrators were able to increase bandwidth, actually expanding the client base as a result.

Essential wellness services did not stop either. The Girl Pad Grab & Go Program was created to keep offering feminine hygiene products to girls in the community. It quickly proved successful. On just its second distribution event, staff recounted many people showing up on bicycles and on foot –– in the middle of a downpour.

One mother and daughter even walked over after having car trouble (though fearing they could be turned away since it was a drive-through event). They were eternally grateful to learn they would still receive their products.

Once it became safe enough to do so, Girls Inc. used grant funding to open its doors to girls and their families who could not access virtual programs, offering after-school, socially distanced programming.

TOTAL GRANT: $20,000

Academic programming did not stop – the organization was able to shift to virtual programs. Additionally, given the increased demand for digital offerings, administrators were able to increase bandwidth. As a result, the client base expanded.



With their doors shuttered, many small businesses faced dire, if not outright fatal, consequences as they struggled to stay afloat.

Fortunately, many small businesses were able to keep their heads above water with a lifeline from LiftFund, a microlending agency that received a $75,000 grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

LiftFund immediately instituted a four-month loan deferral process for high-risk industries and distributed grants of up to $5,000 to small business owners. Through its business support centers, LiftFund also provided COVID-specific coaching one-on-one and for larger audiences through webinars.

TOTAL GRANT: $75,000

In all, LiftFund utilized its COVID-19 Response Fund grant to help more than 500 clients and save nearly 2,000 jobs.

“I have people depending on me and it has been my motivation to keep going and avoid layoffs. This grant is literally saving lives and families.”

— Kela Nabors, owner of Organically Bath & Beauty

San Antonio Foundation for
Excellence in Education,
Inc. (SAISD Foundation)

San Antonio Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc. (SAISD Foundation)

Perhaps no sector across our community most acutely felt the wrath and disastrous impact of the coronavirus pandemic more than schools. San Antonio Independent School District, serving the largest proportion of low-income and at-risk students, knew it faced one of its most menacing challenges.

Thanks to its philanthropic arm, SAISD Foundation, the district’s grant assured the rapid purchase and distribution of 4,000 internet connectivity (hotspot) devices in the early days of the pandemic. This was crucial as students and staff quickly shifted to remote learning protocols.

As the pandemic persisted, additional devices had to be bought and distributed to students who were either new to the district or whose families faced financial hardship from lost wages.

Sadly, the experience highlighted how far San Antonio still must go to bridge its digital divide. The district was already aware that it served a large low-income and at-risk student population, but the need for remote learning made it clear many never had WiFi at home.

TOTAL GRANT: $50,000

SAISD was able to purchase and distribute over 4,000 hotspot devices for low-income and at-risk students to participate in remote learning due to the COVID-19 Response Fund.

“The digital divide has always been there, but we have to prioritize getting kids connected. We have to fix it if we are going to have equity.”

— Dina Toland, Second Grade Teacher at SAISD’s Advanced Learning Academy



In many respects, the Area Foundation was ready and able to provide immediate assistance for childcare providers. An example of that is a program put in place in 2019 which proved to be visionary in helping needy families during the pandemic.

Along with the H. E. Butt Foundation and other key partners, the Area Foundation helped establish Family Independence Initiative, now known as UpTogether. The program is unique in its simplicity: it identifies eligible families in high-level poverty areas of Bexar County

for direct emergency cash assistance.

“COVID-19 caught all of us off-guard, but we were uniquely prepared to join our partners and quickly get money to families, well before the first federal stimulus payments,” said Ivanna Neri, Partnership Director at UpTogether. “One mom had to stop working because schools closed, and she needed to care for her children. Another person told us she used part of the money to help her neighbors buy groceries.”

TOTAL GRANT: $200,000

The COVID-19 Response Fund invested in UpTogether so they could quickly get cash into households desperate to make ends meet, with one or both parents suddenly out of work and bills mounting.

In all, UpTogether raised more than $12 million, giving more than 31,000 San Antonio households a direct cash infusion (on average, $150 to $500 each).

[ Funding the
As the pandemic raged, it was the nonprofit community who stood fast,
keeping so many of our vulnerable friends and neighbors from falling
further into crisis. We knew our role was to trust these organizations to
deliver help quickly and effectively. Yet “trust based” doesn’t mean less
accountability. The experts, our nonprofit leaders and their staffs, are
more than willing to be held accountable – they’d just rather not get held
back from the work they know how to get done.

100 Black Men of San Antonio, Inc.

Acts of Hope Center

Adult & Teen Challenge of Texas

Alamo Area Mutual Housing Association, Inc.

Alamo Area Rape Crisis Center

Alamo Center ENT, Inc.

Alamo Colleges Foundation

Alamo Resource Conservation & Development Area, Inc

Alpha Home, Inc

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc.

American GI Forum – National Veterans Outreach Program

American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions

American Kidney Fund, Inc.

American Red Cross

Antioch Missionary Baptist Church

Any Baby Can of San Antonio, Inc.

Arc of San Antonio

Arthur Nagel Community Clinic

Artpace San Antonio

Ascension DePaul Services

Autism Service Center of San Antonio

Autistic Treatment Center, Inc.

We are grateful to all the individuals, families, organizations, and business that have come together to support San Antonians in need through the San Antonio COVID-19 Response Fund. The list below recognizes those donors:

80-20 Foundation Michael Acovio

Manjiri Akalkotkar

Alamo Cement Company

Albert & Bessie Mae Kronkosky Charitable Foundation

Alice Kleberg Reynolds Meyer Foundation

Kristen Allred

Carlissa Alonso

Patricia Alvarez

Amini Family Foundation

April Ancira

Ramu Annamalai

Anne and Tim Swan Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Robert Arguello

Sandra Arispe

Armstrong Giving Fund

Arnim Family Foundation

David Auth

Rebecca Baker

Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund

Bank of San Antonio

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio

Dominique Barbier

Kathleen Barfield

Sam Barton

Brian Barwise

Loretta Behrens

Sandy Benavides

Mike & Debbie Bender

Benson Family Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Frank & Gloria Bent

Robert Bernal

Amit Bhattacharyya

Douglas Bock

Jessica Boggess

Rebecca Bridges Dinnin

Joyce & James Brown

Carol Brown

Nancy Bryant

Richard Buhl

Gladys Burger

John Burns

Mary Ellen Burns

Richard & Ruth Butler

Megan Butler

Alicia Butler

Julie Byers

Ana Cacho

Marisa Calder

Ed Calhoun

Brandy and Michael Calles

Yasmin Calvillo

Lee Cantor

Sandi Carlyon

Louis Carrillo

Don Carsten

Itza Casanova

Casey Family Programs - San Antonio

Esther Castillo

Anna Causey

Kimberly Cauthorn

Paul Cavazos

Rachel Cavazos

Rick Cavender

Richard Cavender

Rhonda Chambers

Charlie and Lise de Leon Charitable Gift Fund

Child Care Collaborative Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Adam Ciarella

Mike Ciskowski

City of San Antonio

Petra Claflin

Gillian Cook

Lee Ann Cook

Robert Corder

Patrick Cornely

Robert Corona

Johnny Cortez

Tabitha Covarrubias

S Craft

Osvaldo Crespo

CVS Health

Cassidy Daniels

Lisa Dannemiller

Laura Davenport

Lindsay Davis

Yvette DeBlanc

Diane DeForrest

Austin Deleon-Lewis

Charles Dibrell

Blake Dicke

Wanda Dobie

Jamison Dove

Shahrzad Dowlatshahi

Arthur Downey

September Downing

Maria Dunn

Paul Dunn, Sr.

Sandra Dush

Paul Dvorak

Cody Eckhardt

Ed and Peggy Reed Charitable Fund

Edwards and Helenan Polansky Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Richard Elledge

Ellinor and Marvin Forland Charitbale Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Stephen Enders

Ewing Halsell Foundation

Blakely Fernandez

Antonio Ferraro

John Fey

Michael Fisher

Natalia Flores

Laura Flores

Natalia Flores

Missy Flores

Victoria Ford

Kevin Foster

Holly Frindell

Krista Furlow

Neil Gabrielson

Flora Garb

Delfino Garcia

Josiah Garcia

David Gard

Avery Gard

Michael Garwood

Montye Garza

Linda Garza

Cori Garza-Perkins

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

Barbara and Michael Gentry

Laura Giacomoni

Gloria Galt Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Domingo Gonzales

Patrick Rose Gonzales

Beatriz Gonzales

Barbara Gonzalez

David Goodrich

Jim & Suzanne Goudge

Ben Graf

Alicia Grant

Greehey Family Foundation

Joshua Grubbs

Edward Guerra

Jodi Guy

Celso Guzman

H.E. Butt Foundation

Christopher Hackert

Douglas Hall

Peter & Yolanda Haring

Frank Harmon

William Hart

Harvey E. Najim Charitable Foundation

Harvey E. Najim Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Beth Hasseler

Timothy Haugh

Titus Hawthorne

Julie Healy

Bonnie Heckman

Weldon Herchek

Roxanna Hernandez

Shianne Herrington

Barbara Higdon

Kimberly Hines

Anna Hoelting

Elaine Hogan

Holt Family Foundation

Philip Holts

Houston and Caroline Harte Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

A. Ryland & Pamela Howard

Deborah Huber

Maliha Imami

John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Nathan Jowers

JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. - San Antonio, TX

Jo and Kae Kaneko

Amanda Kenney

Jack Kent

Hani Khan

Abigail Kinnison

Antje Klaunig

Maria Kravchenko

Barbara Kyse

Anne Lackner

Claudia & David Ladensohn

Alison Lange

Barbara Lau

Brian Laub

Henry Lavagnini

Michael Lawlor

Lauren Lederle

Katie Leech

Leonard Contracting, Inc.

Michael Lewis

Jaime Llamas

Valentin Lopez Jr

Ronald Lorton

Gan Louie

Kelly Lozano

Nancy Lozano

Kim Lubel

Glenn Lucadou

Jon-Carlo Luera

Carlos Macedo

Laura MacKay

Peter Maddox

Scott and Janet Magers

Masters Leadership Program Alumni

Chris Martin

Troy Mason

Berna Massingill

Martha Maynard

Mays Family Foundation

Kevin McBrearty

McClure Charitable Foundation of 2007

Stephanie McCormack-Brown

Kasi McCormick

Elizabeth McDevitt

Tasha McKinney

Carolyn McLerran

John and Debbie McNair

Meadows Foundation, Inc.

Jeff and Kay Meyer

Kathy Miller

Alexander Miller

Hilary Monford

Ruby Montalvo

Forest Moore

Carolina Morell

Ben Morrow

Barbara Moschner

Nora Mozingo

Patricia Mozley

Henrietta Munoz, PhD

Thomas Murguia

Jim Nagle

Nancy Smith Hurd Foundation

Diljith Nath

Nationwide Foundation

William Neel

Jim Nichols

William Nichols

Giovanni Notarnicola

Meleah Nye

NuStar Energy

Diane Olson

Robert Ortiz

Mary Owens

Mary Anne Owens

Alan Palmer

Sarah Palmiero

Patel Gaines, PLLC

Shannon Patterson

Shannon Peeples

Sarah Pegues

Steve Peirce

Wanda Pena

Mary Pena

Veronica & Gilbert Perez

Petty Hefte Family Foundation

Sara Pfeifer

Julia Poage

Ginny & Ed Porrata

Leilah Powell

Annica Poyas

Frederick Preston

David Prevott

David Price

Becky Purcell

Veronica Pyle

Theresa Ramos

Cheryl Remmert

Stephanie Rice

Sally Roark

Bob & Carole Robbins

Alejandra Rolfhus

Ethel Runion

Dawn Ryan

Daphne Rye

Marisa Saccio

Christopher Sanchez

Haley Savage

Michael Schick

David Schmid

Eric Schneeman

Jessica Schulze

Milinda Schwab

Gary Scott

Billie Seale

Raj Sehgal

Harvey Sekimoto

Semmes Foundation Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Miguel Serna

Rob Shaw-Meadow

Shield-Ayres Foundation

Issay Shields

Jeffrey Simon

Jeanne Sinclair

Anil Singh

Youngjin Son

Bruce & Jill Sophie

Raul Soto

Spellman Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

AnnDee Steidel

Todd Stein

Meredith Sterling

Jonathan Stevens

Gerald Sutherland

Bernard and Kathy Swift

Texas Mutual Insurance Company

The Benevity Community Impact Fund

The Brown Foundation, Inc.

The Dominion Senior PGA

The Humana Foundation, Inc.

The Tobin Endowment

The USAA Foundation, Inc

Mary Thibodeau

Mary Thomas

Billie Thomas

Carolyn Thomas

Alice Thomas

Patricia Thomas

Mary Thomas

Levi Thomson

Lauren Timms

Tom White Charitable Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation

Robert Torres

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America

John Tully

Russell Ullrich Jr

Patricia Uresti

Bernice Uresti

Daniel Uresti

Maria Uriegas

Jill and George Vassar

Jenny Vázquez


Sheila Vestal

Linda Vickers

Volunteering for Service


Michael Wallace

Jeff Wasetis

Ryan & Shelley Weber

Wells Fargo Foundation

Lon and Libby West

Kevin White

Jeffrey Williams

Vanessa Williams

Lisa Williams

Suzanne Williams

Sara Winn

Betty Wissinger

Matthew Wood

Alana Woods

Charlotte Wright

Nathaniel Wright

Tracee Wulff

David Wurm

Andria Young

James Young

Cindy & David Zammiello


Theo Guidry, Board Chair
Gen. James T. (Tom) Hill, 2021 Chair Elect
Michelle R. Scarver, CPA/PFS, Treasurer
Alex Perez, Secretary
James D. (Darryl) Byrd
Luis de la Garza
Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler
Lorenzo Gomez, III
Sarah Harte, Past Board Chair
Blake Hastings
John Hayes, Past Board Chair
David Komet
Adena Williams Loston, Ph.D.
Brad Parman
Jane Phipps
Marie Smith, Past Board Chair
R. Bruce Tilley
Harry W. Wolff, Jr.

The San Antonio Area Foundation would like to thank
outgoing directors for their outstanding service on
our board through 2020:

Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler
Luis de la Garza
Theo Guidry
John Hayes
Jane Phipps
Marie Smith


Mary Rose Brown
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer,
NuStar Energy L.P.

Laura Cabanilla
SVP Community Relations, Wells Fargo

Michelle Lugalia-Hollon
Director of Initiatives and Partnerships,
Kronkosky Charitable Foundation

Patricia Mejia
Vice President of Community Engagement and Impact,
San Antonio Area Foundation

Lady Romano
Senior Vice President, Community Investments,
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County

Perri Rosheger
Vice President of Community Engagement and
Communications, H. E. Butt Foundation

Will you help us
continue our cause?
Your generosity will help our community
pull through the COVID-19 crisis.

Thank you.
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