Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – San Antonio Sports Sidelines – Feb.2018

San Antonio Sports

Thanks to Methodist Healthcare for sponsoring San Antonio Sports. They support the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute and will be the title sponsor of Beyond the Game in the fall. And, thank you to the Red McCombs Foundation for their valuable and loyal support of i play! afterschool. Their grant supporting i play! afterschool helps us provide free programming to some of the most underserved populations in our city.

Diverse Lit, Performance Poetry, and Soup’s On!

Writer's Garret

We’ve kicked our spring season off with a bang.  Keep the ball rolling with diverse lit and poetry performance workshops, the return of Soup’s On!, and more to come! Feb 24:  WRITING PAST CLICHE:  DIVERSE LIT FOR DIVERSE AUDIENCES   The world is ready for diverse literature-and for you to join the movement. Reshape your representation of groups diverse in gender, race, disability, and religious background… Read more »

ChildSafe Distributes Cardboard Kids at Area Malls March 2 & 3 and 9 & 10 To Prepare for April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month

ChildSafe

Momentum is building for ChildSafe’s Cardboard Kids campaign, a community-wide effort to heighten awareness of child abuse and neglect, an issue that continues to plague Bexar County. Cardboard Kids are memorable 2-foot high cardboard kid cutouts that citizens PICK-UP, DECORATE and DISPLAY on April 5.  ChildSafe is asking the entire community to be a part of this campaign to help them reach their goal… Read more »

New funding opportunity: Policy Fellow and Peer Policy Fellow Grants

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Harold Amos was the first African-American to chair a department at Harvard Medical School. Honor his legacy and create yours. The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program believes the health care landscape requires diverse leadership. The program offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to increase the number of physicians, dentists, and nurses from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications are now open for the 2018 cohort of… Read more »

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory February E-News

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

It’s time to start thinking about our 20th Anniversary Celebration, “Brew on the Bayou” once again! As I’m sure you remember, Brew’s initial date last fall was postponed thanks to Harvey flooding GCBO. But now we are rescheduled and good to go for SATURDAY MARCH 10th from 4-8 pm!   JOIN US: Celebrate 20 years of conservation with our brew tasting evening event which… Read more »

President Trauth signs letter supporting Senate action on Dream Act

Texas State University

Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth has joined at least 10 other Texas university presidents/chancellors in co-signing a letter from the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to U.S. Senator John Cornyn urging his support for bringing the Dream Act (S. 1615) to a floor vote before February 8. In joining the other signatories, Texas State supports normalizing the status of deserving… Read more »

Council on Foundations Releases Comprehensive Report on Sector Salaries, Demographics

Council on Foundations

Arlington, VA Respondents to an annual survey on foundation salaries and demographics indicated that one in three foundation staff was between the ages of 50-64 last year, and one in four came from a racial or ethnic minority background. The analysis, part of data collected annually in the Council on Foundations’ Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, has for three decades been an important tool… Read more »

UT Health San Antonio Receives $25 Million for Cancer Center

UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio has announced a $25 million gift from Lowry and Peggy Mays in support of the UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center. Awarded through the Mays Family Foundation, the gift includes support for an endowment for a director’s position and up to ten new endowed faculty chairs. The gift also will establish the Mays Cancer Center Excellence Endowment, which will support… Read more »

JPMorgan Chase Makes Long-Term U.S. Investment in Employees, Branch Expansion and Local Economic Growth

JPMorgan Chase

Further increasing wages to between $15 and $18/hour for 22,000 employees
Opening up to 400 new Chase branches in new cities and states
Hiring 4,000 employees in new U.S. markets and for home lending, small business growth nationwide
Increasing loans to customers seeking affordable homes by 25 percent to $50 billion
Expanding philanthropic investments by 40 percent to $1.75 billion