Civic & Community Affairs

  • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 1990 to 1992
  • Texas Public Policy Foundation—Founder and Member of Board of Directors
  • The Justice Foundation—Founder and Member of Board of Directors
  • Founded CEO San Antonio (Children’s Educational Opportunities) which has given scholarships to over 8500 students to attend the public or private school of their choice over the last 15 years.
  • Member San Antonio Economic Development Foundation—former member—Board of Directors
  • Texas Commerce Bank—Board of Directors 1985-1991
  • Member of Board of Regents, Patrick Henry College
  • Christian Academy of San Antonio (CASA)—Founded and built CASA, a private Christian School for over 600 economically disadvantaged pre-K to 12th grade minority students in San Antonio’s inner city.
  • Former member of the Board of Directors of the Carver Academy an outstanding inner-city school for economically disadvantaged children in grades K to 8, founded by former Spurs All Star, David Robinson and his wife, Valerie.
  • 1970 Founded the Medical and Educational Assistance League (MEAL Foundation), a nonprofit foundation, which had two major accomplishments:
    • Planned and worked with the Brazilian Government on a local level toward the construction of a hospital in the Amazon Basin of Brazil.
    • Consulted with the health agencies in Dade County Florida to draw up the plans, design the facilities and instituted the development of the first day care center for infants of migrant workers. (Thought to be the first such program in the country in 1969-1971.)
  • Member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association Bexar County Medical Society 1974-1986
  • 1986 Founding Member of the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • 1992 Founded National Home School Basketball Tournament and Track Meet. In 2006 over 300 teams participated from around the country.
  • Baptist Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, 1999-2003
  • Institute of American Entrepreneurs Life Member
  • Blood Donor over 3 gallons donated - Donating blood can save the life of an accident victim, or a child with cancer, etc.
  • Past member Board of Directors of the Texas Home Education Coalition
  • Founding Board Member of Family Educators Alliance of South Texas (FEAST)
  • Founding Board Member of Children's Educational Opportunities Foundation