San Antonio is painted gold every day with Compassion through Actions and entities such as these…


  • Dignity
    For 42 years, Dignity continues to provide a safe space for LGBTQI people to grow spiritually by providing weekly liturgy and peer support.
    Deborah Myers,


  • NuStar
    Employees embrace a caring and sharing culture with commitment to volunteering to help those who need it most in our community, leading local nonprofit organizations as board members, and raising millions of dollars for United Way, Haven for Hope and many other worthy causes.
    Mary Rose Brown,


  • Neighborhood Faith Convening
    Meeting monthly for 10 years, 6 congregations plus 2 neighborhood associations within Monte Vista/Alta Vista/Beacon Hill partner with local schools to serve the schools and neighborhoods needs with relational support, supplies and sustenance.
    Geri Gregory,
  • Interfaith Welcome Coalition
    With arms of advocacy and hospitality, IWC volunteers have welcomed 22,000 individuals and families in the last year as asylum seekers transition through our city’s airport and bus station in route to sponsors across the U.S.
    Mary Grace Ketner,


  • First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio
    A re-dedication of their values will be hosted in an upcoming worship service as their #BeGoldenSA Partnership and as a congregation committed to compassion, environmental sustainability, reproductive justice, asylum sanctuary and welcome to all.
    June Kachtik,


  • Mexican American Catholic College
    Since 1972 this pioneer in bilingual higher education continues to create bridges of compassionate understanding throughleadership formation, intercultural literacy and international relationship building that improves the lives of Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
    Arturo Chavez,
  • Mexican Cultural Institute and Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio
    Constantly making compassionate efforts to improve engagement with the Mexican community in addressing their needs and empowerment, while sharing with the SA community culture, traditionsand history of Mexico.
    Efren Eduardo Patino Figueroa,
  • Oblate School of Theology
    A place of learning and planning through a “Culture of Encounter,”all Christians, all religions, all those seeking to meet one another doing good are welcomingly engaged through the diversity of retreats, conferences, workshops, and community conversations.
    Lea Kochanek,
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
    Carrying on the heritage of its founders, the Sisters of Divine Providence, provide more than 150,000 annual service hours to West Side residents through the Harry Jersig Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, the Community Counseling Service and the Center for Service-Learning and Volunteerism.
    Rosalinda Garcia,
  • Trinity University
    150,000 volunteer hours are being committed to compassionate service throughout San Antonio in 2019 and in celebration of their 150 years!
    Alexander Serna-Wallender,


  • Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio
    Committed to empowering individuals and families with the goal of fostering independence by providing over 40 bilingual and culturally sensitive programs in 19 counties. They’re taking it to the streets with food and groceries, soon to be showers and potties!
    Tara Ford,
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    NAMI San Antonio’s peer family supports 1000’s impacted by mental illness via educating, training and partnering with mental health providers, law enforcement, congregations, schools and businesses to promote a compassionate, stigma free community.
  • peaceCENTER of San Antonio
    Began the grassroots’ efforts towards a Compassionate San Antonio over 8 years ago and continues in all-volunteer commitment to promote, educate and collect nearing 2,000 Compassion Stories from within Our City and found in local media
    Susan Ives,
  • San Antonio Community Resource Directory (
    This in-formation nonprofit has its formational roots in the City’s Faith-Based Initiative. At the intersection of faith and society, this on-line tool raises San Antonio’s collective compassion to a whole new level by connecting people to compassionate community.
    Billy Cox,
  • San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA)
    Serves ~60,000 individuals annually by providing youth prevention programs, adult and family services, information resources, and education to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and drug misuse. Vicki Thomas,
  • San Antonio Food Bank
    Have you heard about their latest innovation of Compassion –Food Rescue?! SAFB takes a truly holistic approach to fighting hunger and feeding hope… transforming lives by way of passion, dedication and programmatic innovation for a healthy future.
    Mario Obledo,
  • Senior Planet
    Develops compassionate programs to engage seniors as change agents via creative and responsive technology –in the classroom, in the community, and at home.
    DeAnne Cuellar,
  • Source of Light (SoL) Center of San Antonio
    Partnering and focusing this year with Eco Centro on ecology via Green in ’19citywide campaign in their continual exploration of the worlds of religion, social justice, peace building, sacred text and family life through interfaith education.
    Dhawn Martin,

Join the movement of Compassion:

Connect with timely human needs in SA by texting Compassion to 55000.
This is just the beginning of being golden, SA!
Watch the list of Golden Partners & Compassionistas grow at and

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