President's Message

Hero: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

When I started this message a few weeks ago, I was snowed in like you. Every time I started a sentence, I sounded tone-deaf. How could I think about March when we were suffering, waiting for snow and ice to melt, and ultimately power and water to be restored? Then I started to see what always happens in our community. The silent work of heroes.

Is there a hero in your organization who goes the extra mile every day because that is just the way they do things?

Do you have a board member, community volunteer, or corporate partner who is invaluable to your work and you’ve lost count of how many times you’ve thanked them?

And what about inspired youth who are tackling challenges headfirst?

Aside from our unending gratitude, what is the best way to celebrate your hero or champion? Honor them!

You have time to nominate a person, organization, or business to be recognized on November 18, 2021 during the National Philanthropy Day event. But don’t wait too long.

Laura Leach, CFRE
President, AFP San Antonio & South Texas Chapter
Associate Executive Director, SA Life Academy


Chapter News

Nominations for National Philanthropy Day 2021 are open. Honor those who make a difference in our community.
Submit a nomination: Change the World with A Giving Heart.

What's Ahead for 2021: Trends, Changes and Opportunities


Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 18th @ 12 pm via Zoom
Presented by Diane M. Carlson
For more than 30 years, Diane M. Carlson has been helping her clients ask for and receive millions of dollars in support for their organizations. In this webinar, Diane will walk us through the process of managing the “ask”, starting with prospect identification and ending with how to handle saying “thank you”.

Click here to register.


Philanthropy 2021: The Road Ahead

A panel discussion with philanthropy professionals about the road ahead in 2021 from the fundraising and fiscal management perspectives. As communities have recently navigated through uncertain times, nonprofits are instrumental in meeting the needs of the community during the corona virus pandemic. This special panel will discuss what the nonprofit sector can expect in the new year and how your organization can maximize these opportunities to meet the ever evolving needs of the San Antonio and South Texas community.

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