Union Pacific Railroad Gives $500K for Family Experiences at Hemisfair
Union Pacific made a big splash at a ceremony held yesterday in the award-winning Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair, announcing a $500,000 grant to support enhancements at the iconic Splash Pad. The grant launches a regional partnership through Union Pacific’s Community Ties Giving Program, and is the largest charitable gift received by Hemisfair to date.
“Philanthropy is at the heart of what makes Hemisfair great, and corporate investment plays a critical role in the quality of service and park offerings we provide,” said Anne Krause, Executive Director of the Hemisfair Conservancy. “We’re ecstatic to partner with Union Pacific in making the Splash Pad a part of San Antonio’s family memories for years to come.”
Hemisfair’s 4th Annual Back to School Bash was a Success
Over 2,000 park visitors, including students, teachers and their family members, attended the 4th annual Back to School Bash. More than 20 booths were set up throughout Yanaguana Garden offering backpacks, school supplies, gift baskets for teachers and more.
Special thanks go out to Argo Group for underwriting this event and providing volunteer support. Additional sponsors donated items from the SAISD school supply list and filled our Teacher’s Zone with gift baskets and donations to help local teachers prepare for the upcoming school year. Community support ensures that we can offer this event annually to those who need an extra hand before the school year begins. Please click here to view event photos.
Applying Lessons Learned from Harvard Business School to Advance Hemisfair’s Mission
Our Executive Director, Anne Krause, received scholarships from Harvard Business School and the Harvard Business School Club of San Antonio to attend a week-long Strategic Perspectives in Non-profit Management program last month! She was one of 160 leaders from 24 countries selected to participate. Anne came back energized and full of new ideas to share with our team, fellow non-profits and others who are thirsty for knowledge. She said, “It’s awe-inspiring to imagine the collective impact of that transformational experience across the globe!”
Anne is eager to share what she has learned with you! Would you like to hear more? Click here to set up a meeting.