EISENHOWER SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship fund was established in April, 1969, shortly after the death of Dwight D. Eisenhower, as a living memorial to this beloved leader. It is awarded annually to a local high school senior ROTC student. Presently, in the amount of $1,000, this scholarship is funded by contributions from interested persons as memorials or to mark special events.
BARBARA BUSH LITERACY PROJECT
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy was launched March 6, 1989. The volunteer Board has awarded $3 million to libraries, community centers, housing projects, homeless shelters, schools, Indian Reservations and prisons across the nation. The mission is to develop family literacy with parents and children reading together.
MAMIE EISENHOWER LIBRARY PROJECT
Each year, to honor Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower, books on political subject matter are selected, purchased and presented to the libraries of area schools.
U.S. ARMY FISHER HOUSE
“Dedicated to our greatest national treasure …Our military service men and women and their loved ones.” – Zachary Fisher
The Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Fisher House is connected to the Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). This temporary comfort home is built by the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., and given as a Military Services and Veteran’s Affairs gift. Within walking distance of BAMC, Fisher House is filled with warm, caring people who help family members endure the stresses associated with a loved one’s serious medical condition. The Fisher House enables families to stay together, cook meals, do laundry, and relax in a “home-away-from-home” atmosphere. A variety of donated items are welcomed, e.g. food items, toiletries, snacks, and phone cards. Each month after BCRW’s General Meeting, these items are delivered.
SAN ANTONIO YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Founded by the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD,) this academy’s goal is to give young ladies a college preparatory head start. Established in 2007, it has 225 students that represent grades six through eight. The Academy has a highly competitive selection process. Eventually, it will teach students grades six through twelve. Enrollment is open to all San Antonio students.