The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists because of the nearly 1 million people living with MS in the United States. Their efforts are focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as well as stop MS in its tracks, and restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Their vision is simple: a world free of MS.
The mission of WINGS is to bridge the gap between diagnoses and treatment of breast cancer by providing comprehensive breast health services to women in Central and South Texas who are uninsured… because everyone deserves a lifetime. Comet Cleaners proudly partners with this nonprofit charity every October by donating a portion of all comforter cleaning sales to support treatment of breast cancer, education, and outreach.
Soldiers’ Angels provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families, and a growing veteran population. Thousands of Soldiers’ Angels “Angel” volunteers assist veterans, wounded, deployed personnel, and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. “May No Soldier Go Unloved” encapsulates the motivation behind Soldiers’ Angels. The volunteers of Soldiers’ Angels work tirelessly supporting our nation’s veterans, wounded heroes, deployed service members and their families.
Child Advocates San Antonio is one of more than 900 local programs in 50 states affiliated with the National CASA Association. For 34 years, CASA has performed a unique service as the only organization in Bexar County that provides legal advocacy for abused and neglected children who are in the care of State Protective Services. The efforts of CASA’s volunteer Advocates help ensure Bexar County’s foster children are receiving the necessary medical, developmental and educational attention they need.
For more than 21 years, LiftFund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has helped individuals achieve the American Dream by providing small business lending to those who do not have access to capital from typical lending sources, such as traditional banks. Along with vital small business loans, LiftFund provides educational services at no cost to borrowers, which are essential to foster self-sufficiency.
The UTSA Alumni Association supports programs that engage alumni, helps university initiatives, and provide scholarships. A few programs include the Alumni Scholarship Program which awards more than 60 scholarships to UTSA scholars, the Alumnus of the Year Award recognizing alumni who have gained unique distinction through their accomplishments, the Distinguished Service Award to recognize and honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the UTSA Alumni Association, and the Diploma Dash 5K City Championship Run.