Anheuser-Busch Foundation Donates $75,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Gift to Benefit Dallas Community in Advance of Football’s Biggest Game
SAN FRANCISCO (February 2, 2011)- As part of a special initiative to benefit area college students while celebrating the biggest football weekend of the year, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation has donated $75,000 to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to help support college scholarships and educational training program for parents in the Dallas-area. The donation includes $25,000 to fund a local partnership with Parents Step Ahead, a Dallas non-profit that works to increase parental involvement in the education.
“Anheuser-Busch has partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for the last three decades, and their great support has helped more than 20,000 students earn a college degree,” said Frank Alvarez, president and CEO of the HSF. “We look forward to partnering with Parents Step Ahead to help parents in the Dallas area with college planning for their children.”
HSF President and CEO Frank Alvarez was on hand to receive the donation, which came during the opening night of a five-day celebration at the Bud Light Hotel in downtown Dallas. He was joined by representatives of the United Negro College Fund, also on hand to receive a donation from the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, as well as current HSF scholars and alumni from the Dallas area.
“The HSF and UNCF deliver support to students who need it the most − students who otherwise could not realize their dream of a college education,” said Margarita Flores, vice president of community affairs at Anheuser-Busch and a member of the board of directors for HSF. “During the past three decades, tens of thousands of students have received an education because of Anheuser-Busch’s support of these great organizations.”
Anheuser-Busch has been the largest corporate contributor in fundraising efforts for HSF, with the company and its 600 wholesalers nationwide contributing more than $24 million since 1982.