Leadership San Antonio Alumni Rally to Support Families in Need

The results are in, and the Leadership San Antonio Alumni Association (LSA AA) has raised $43,177.80, from individual and corporate matching donations, which will help 302,239 families during this holiday season.

The LSA AA hosted this special fundraiser to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank at the Pape-Dawson Engineers office building, targeting graduates of the LSA program through direct emails, social media, and word of mouth. The original goal of $500 was quickly met and 7 days after launching the campaign, the alumni showed their class year spirit and generosity to raise over $43,000. The cold and rainy weather didn’t deter the alumni who showed up with their canned goods, cereal, peanut butter and more. The challenge was for the coveted title of “Best Class Ever”, which was just a small but important motivation driving this friendly competition to raise the funds.

“Congratulations to LSA class 40 for their efforts. That’s what the LSA Alumni Association is all about, fulfilling the promise we made to our class and our community,” said Ashley Harris-Dumulong (USAA), proud LSA Class 39 graduate and one of the many volunteers who helped to make the event a huge success.

  • FIRST PLACE: CLASS 40 ($20,706)
  • Second Place: LSA 43 ($10,091)
  • Third Place: LSA 44 ($3,695)
  • Fourth Place: LSA 45 ($3,155.80)
  • Fifth Place: LSA 41 ($2,350)
  • Sixth Place: LSA 39 ($2,000)
  • Seventh Place: LSA 42 ($475)
  • Eighth Place: LSA 35 ($400)
  • Ninth Place: LSA 36 ($250)
  • Tenth Place LSA 30 ($50)
  • Eleventh Place: LSA 46 ($5)

“You can never underestimate the power of the business community and the value of collaboration – and, of course, rising to a challenge and claiming the title Best Class Ever,” said Lori Stinson, Vice President of Military Affairs and Leadership development, who staffs the LSA program on behalf of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. “It is humbling to see what these professionals can accomplish for our city and our neighbors when they work together.”

For details on the Leadership San Antonio program visit and for graduates of the LSA program, click here to join the Alumni Association ( and follow their Facebook page for news and updates here ( The LSA AA is currently recruiting former class members to join the effort with a variety of volunteer duties, for more details please email Juan Cano at



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