SAHCC Board Chair, Raul Lomeli, gives keynote at the La Prensa Foundation’s Scholarship Gala
Raul Lomeli, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, was the keynote speaker for this year’s La Prensa Foundation Scholarship Gala held on October 18, 2012.
La Prensa Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that provides scholarships to local college students and higher education institutions. La Prensa Foundation favors youth and young adults who are confronted with financial hardships or extenuating circumstances, with the desire and motivation to pursue their dreams of a higher education. La Prensa Foundation is a component of La Prensa de San Antonio, the only bilingual and family owned newspaper in the city.
Enhancing the lives of our youth by strengthening their minds with the power of education for a better tomorrow.
Our goal is to help needy students achieve their educational dreams by channeling the funds received from our sponsors towards their tuition.
Building Tomorrow’s Future
Following La Prensa de San Antonio’s philosophy of “people helping people,” in 1995 co-publisher, Amelia J. Duran, established the foundation of the same name as an effort to provide students, who might otherwise not have the financial means, the opportunity to pursue their dreams of attaining a higher education. With a mere $1,000 initiating budget, now, thirteen years later, the foundation has raised an excess of 2 million dollars thanks to the help of corporate and individual contributions.