Category: News

“Living The Code – Character Counts” by John Webster

Character Counts During John Webster’s final year as Head of School in 2016-2017, Houston Frost ’95, spearheaded a project to capture John’s chapel talks. “Living The Code – Character Counts” is a collection of John’s favorite lessons, culminated into a full color, hard-back with sleeve, coffee table style book (9×12’’) published by Epic Bound Books. PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE, SCROLL BELOW TO ACCESS FORM. ANTICIPATED DELIVERY… Read more »

Reaching More Children through the Power of Sport – San AntonioSports Sidelines

Reaching More Children through the Power of Sport A new school year is upon us and I’m thrilled to share that our signature youth sports program, i play! afterschool, is expanding from 48 to 58 schools. Five underserved schools in Northside and North East ISD will join 48 schools in San Antonio and Harlandale ISDs thanks to fundraising efforts through our Power of Sportcampaign. Now… Read more »

Lawsuit filed against the federal government, Starr County over family separation jail death

The Texas Civil Rights Project and the Escamilla Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the federal government and Starr County in South Texas over the wrongful death of Marco Antonio Muñoz in the county jail after he was separated from his child due to the zero-tolerance policy. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Mr. Muñoz’s wife and two-children.  Mr. Muñoz came to the… Read more »

New Report Shows Both Hunger and Obesity on the Rise

The latest version of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World reportfinds that the number of hungry people worldwide is on the rise for the third year in a row. At a discussion of the report’s findings in Washington, D.C., experts declared the findings exemplary of the challenges involved in eradicating hunger and malnutrition, as… Read more »

2019 Compensation and Benefits Report: Fundraising Salaries Continued to Increase in 2018, With Most Fundraisers Satisfied With Their Position (U.S. Data)

The report, based on responses from nearly 3,600 AFP members across the United States, asks questions about each respondent’s overall organizational profile, position description, salary, benefits—including health/medical, retirement and general perquisites or “perks”—and general outlook on the organization’s fundraising and workplace culture. The study also collected data related to AFP’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) program. The mean (average) salary for all respondents… Read more »

An important update on Shumla Archaeological Research & Education Center

Imagine for a moment… You’re diving off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. You find a door in an air-filled cavity and open it to reveal a room sealed for 2000 years. Inside are 300 scrolls, part of the lost Library of Alexandria. You take one fragile scroll and begin to unroll it, taking in every symbol, every word. Studying it closely. Then you notice… water is seeping in. You don’t have time to study each scroll. They’re going to be mush and quick! You’ve got to save them. You quickly begin to take pictures of each scroll. You can study them later, when they’ve been safely photographed. You can hardly wait to learn all they have to teach you, but you have to be patient. This is a rescue mission! Save the symbols. Save the thoughts and ideas the ancient people wrote down. If you don’t, they’ll be lost and no one will have the chance to read them… now let’s look at Texas…

Enroll in self-paced program to earn a certificate in Nonprofit Management

Sign up today for our Nonprofit Management Certificate program. This self-paced program can be completed in one year. You will have the option to earn a non-academic certificate in one or more of the following tracks: General nonprofit management Fundraising Leadership development The program is made possible through a partnership between the Area Foundation and Our Lady of the Lake University’s (OLLU) School of… Read more »

2018’s Most Diverse Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With immigration policy remaining a hot-button issue in 2018’s political landscape, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most Diverse Cities in America.  To determine the places in the U.S. with the most mixed demographics, WalletHub compared the profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across five major diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious.  Most Diverse Cities… Read more »

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science elected new officers and six new board members at its annual meeting held Sept. 20

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science elected new officers and six new board members at its annual meeting held Sept. 20. Mac McFarland, CEO of GenOn Energy, will serve as chair of the board of directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. McFarland succeeds Hernan Saenz, who served as chair for the 2016-2018 fiscal years. Joining McFarland as board officers are Karen Katz (former… Read more »

You’re Invited: 2018 Parent Action Guide Release in Fort Worth and Dallas

  Join CHILDREN AT RISK as we celebrate the release of our 2018 Parent Action Guide, a Texas School Guide publication. Our Parent Action Guides help parents navigate our complex public education system and empower families to succeed.   Guests will receive our latest parent engagement materials, learn about recent regional school performance trends, and hear from local parent advocates.   Seats are limited,… Read more »

Mission and job satisfaction give nonprofits an edge over for-profit companies in attracting and retaining talent

A new TIAA survey finds three out of four employees and eight in ten managers choose to work at their nonprofit organizations – and stay there for years – because they’re committed to making a difference in people’s lives. The Nonprofit Survey, conducted as part of TIAA’s 100-year anniversary and the TIAA Difference Maker 100 program, also found that nonprofit employees and managers are… Read more »

Patterns of Giving by the Wealthy

While almost all wealthy individuals make charitable contributions during their lifetimes, most fail to make charitable gifts when they die. But when they do, these contributions are, on average, many times larger than the gifts they gave over their last few years of life, even though earlier giving would have almost always reduced their total tax burden. In this study, we use a file of estate tax returns matched to income tax returns to analyze charitable giving by wealthy individuals at the time of their death (2007) compared with giving over their last five years of life (2002–06).

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You Can Provide Safety & Security For Families That Suffer The Unexpected

The unexpected can happen to any one of us. Your support fuels our mission and helps 400 families a day find a safe place to call home. For 35 years, we’ve been helping San Antonio families find the safety and security they need when the unexpected happens. We’re celebrating those 35 years with a 35-hour challenge. Friends like you can help by sending your… Read more »

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Unveils Major Initiative to Increase Degree Attainment Among Latino Adult Students

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), in partnership with Excelencia in Education, today announced a new effort to help Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) increase the number of degrees awarded to adult Latino students. Funded by The Kresge Foundation, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates and Greater Texas Foundation, the initiative will provide 15 HSIs with diagnostic tools and programmatic support to implement… Read more »

A very interesting breakdown: 2018’s Most & Least Diverse States in America

With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing and the leadership in Fortune 500 companies still dominated by Caucasian males, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2018’s Most & Least Diverse States in America as well as accompanying videos. To determine where the most idea and identity exchanges have occurred at the highest level in the U.S. — and where the population… Read more »

MUST READ: Case Foundation study shows how Americans aged 18-30 are influenced to care about and act on major movements and social issues

The research, based on a nationally representative sample of 1,100 young people surveyed in August, provides intriguing insights into the lives and thinking of Young Americans, including the key role television news plays in informing this young generation about social issues, their high intention to vote in the November midterm elections, and their feelings about social issues and the direction of the country.

Saved his life – Help give a young grizzly a home 🐻 and YOU can have the opportunity to name him

Please. Look at this sweet young bear. That face! Please help the IEAS welcome their newest resident, a young grizzly bear. Through no fault of his own, this poor guy was in need of a permanent home or else he faced euthanasia. We couldn’t allow that to happen. After many phone calls and a trip that exceeded 24 hours, he is now at his forever home. Now that he has been saved from such a terrible fate, help us with renovating a place for him to stay permanently. What a lucky young bear.

September 2018 Exhibitions & Public Programs

/// The Big Show Preview Party/// Thursday, September 13 from 7 – 9 PM $100 Lawndale Members, $125 General We invite you to join this year’s participating artists in celebration of The Big Show and launch of the Lawndale Lending Library, all while supporting Lawndale! Tickets not only include early access to The Big Show 2018 (minus the crowds!), access to the open bar, chicken… Read more »

Nonprofit rate of job growth outpaces for-profit rate by over 3-1 over the last decade

Data just released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics using a technique first developed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies shows that the nonprofit sector continued its steady record of significant job growth through 2016, the latest date for which data are available, outpacing the rate of for-profit job growth by over 3 to 1