We are pleased to announce that our firm founder, George Salinas, was recently unanimously elected to be one of 30 new Fellows to join the San Antonio Bar Foundation.
Established in 1984, the San Antonio Bar Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the San Antonio Bar Association (SABA). The Fellows represent the SABA in the community and serve as patrons of the charitable heart of the legal community. Foundation Board Chair, David Evans, said, “The San Antonio Bar has community service instilled in our culture. We are proud to recognize these new Fellows for their professional achievements and welcome them as patrons of the Foundation.” In addition to their philanthropic role, the Fellows also work to expand civics education, fill the gap for access to justice, and support the pipeline of future leaders of the San Antonio legal community.
Selection as a Foundation Fellow is by nomination and restricted to members of the San Antonio Bar Association. Fellows must demonstrate professional achievement, an exemplary reputation, and commitment to the legal community. Each year, the class is limited to no more than one-third of one percent of SABA members. These members must then be confirmed by the Foundation Board of Trustees.
Philanthropy and community service are engrained in Salinas. He has been a volunteer within the community, including mentoring with Big Brothers Big Sisters, volunteering at the annual H-E-B- Feast of Sharing and at the San Antonio Food Bank, supporting many local non-profits, and having served as a board member for non-profits such as Move SA, Summer of Service, and Daisy Cares.
We look forward to continuing our firm’s support of local non-profit work in 2021.