The Kronkosky Foundation Story: Creating Profound Good through Community Philanthropy

The Kronkosky Foundation Story: Creating Profound Good through Community Philanthropy

The Kronkosky Foundation Story: Creating Profound Good through Community Philanthropy

The Kronkosky Foundation Story: Creating Profound Good through Community Philanthropy

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Overview

The Kronkosky Foundation Story provides a broad review of the twenty-five-year history of the Albert and Bessie Mae Kronkosky Charitable Foundation. Albert and Bessie Mae Kronkosky were committed to creating a legacy of “profound good” through charitable giving across four Texas counties that were dear to their hearts. The private foundation, formed in 1995 with a mission focused on health and human services (especially for children and the elderly), arts, and culture, has had a significant impact on San Antonio and the surrounding area.

The book recounts the Kronkosky family’s history and how they came into the wealth that eventually led to the foundation’s creation. The nonprofit organization’s story is one of exemplary management and wide-ranging positive impact on a community, and an examination of how local giving has changed in recent decades.

The Kronkosky Charitable Foundation exists in perpetuity, and their story stands as a testament to philanthropic commitment to a community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595349538
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2021
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ingrid Friese Petty, a native Texan, was the director of initiatives and partnerships at the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation. She has also served in the U.S. Army Reserve, and she is a graduate of the Leadership Women America program. She lives in San Antonio.

Robert Rivard is a longtime, award-winning journalist and former newspaper editor. He is the editor of the San Antonio Report. He lives in San Antonio.

J. Tullos Wells is the managing director of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation. He was formerly a partner in the San Antonio office of Bracewell, where he served as general counsel for the San Antonio Spurs.

Table of Contents

Foreword Robert Rivard vii

Introduction J. Tullos Wells 1

The Donors and the Trust 5

Establishment of the Albert and Bessie Mae Kronkosky Charitable Foundation 13

First Works 33

New Leadership, New Look, New Strategies 55

Collective Impact in the Realm of Special Needs 65

Initiatives for the Protection of Children 107

San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum 157

Bexar County Needs 177

Applying Consultative Philanthropy 195

Bandera County Needs 227

Kendall County Needs 235

Comal County Needs 241

Overall Impact of the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation 249

COVID-19 Response 257

Final Word 267

Acknowledgments 271

Appendix: Community Testimonials 275

Glossary of Acronyms 297

Notes 301

Index 303

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