FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–
Each year, our community unites to provide support so that we can power hundreds of critical services and remove barriers to success for the people of San Antonio. We are proud to say that we raised $48 million during our 2022 Community Campaign, a $1.8 million increase over the prior year!
Our impact work drives meaningful, lasting change for San Antonio’s young children, students, families and individuals. These outstanding results will help prepare young children for school and life, give students the resource-rich environments they need to be ready for college, strengthen families and individuals so they can achieve economic mobility and provide a safety net of social services to satisfy the urgent needs of people in crisis.
As one of the largest conveners in our community, we bring together local nonprofits, volunteers, philanthropists and corporations to make a difference for San Antonio. In 2022, more than 350 organizations and 75,000 donors supported United Way.
Led by Campaign Chair John B. Zachry, chairman and chief executive officer of Zachry Group, our 2022 Campaign was a resounding success. Without John’s leadership and advocacy in the community, these results would not have been possible.
“We could not have had such a successful year without John,” said Chris Martin, chief executive officer of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. “His support and dedication to creating positive change for others is what drove us beyond our goal.”
We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our donors, especially the million-dollar gift from Carlos and Malú Alvarez and our million-dollar corporate partners: Valero, USAA, H-E-B, NuStar Energy L.P., HOLT CAT, Southwest Research Institute and Zachry Group.
These tremendous results will power critical services for the people of San Antonio in 2023, including but not limited to:
- Increasing access to quality, affordable child care
- Reducing food insecurity throughout the city
- Meeting the urgent needs of people in crisis regarding health, employment, shelter and more
- Make economic mobility possible for families through workforce training programs
- Power United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline which connects callers 24/7/365 to a comprehensive database of local resources
Because of the generosity of our donors, impact partners and volunteers, we are building a strong foundation of support services that is creating generational change today.
“By bringing everyone together like this, we can improve the services available locally and have a greater collective impact,” Chris Martin added. “We are empowering current and future generations to succeed.”
About United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County launched its first campaign in 1940 and has grown into the largest private investor in health and human services programs in San Antonio and Bexar County. United Way focuses on preparing children for school and life, helping students graduate and succeed, strengthening the well-being of individuals and families, and providing safety net services. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County also operates the 2-1-1 Helpline, Mission United and fosters volunteerism through the Volunteer Center at United Way.
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