Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Hope for the Future

Development Board

The Hope for the Future Development Board is a partnership between the Archdiocese of San Antonio and concerned business and community leaders to develop the financial resources necessary to strengthen Catholic educational opportunities for all children. The Development Board accomplishes this monumental task by providing tuition assistance for eligible families who wish to send their children to an Archdiocesan Catholic School and by providing grant funds to schools for curriculum, technology and facility improvements. The Hope for the Future Development Board is committed to building up the children, teachers and Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio so our future leaders will be sound in mind, body and spirit. 


Development Board Members


Val Alonzo
Law Office of Valerie Alonzo
Notre Dame Club of San Antonio, VP
Bill Avila
Bracewell LLP
Rev. Larry Christian
Vicar General

Terri Edlund
Chicago Title

Dr. Alma Garza
Alma L. Cruz Darza, D.D.S.

Mark Hoffmann
Petro-Quest Oil & Gas

Rosemary Kowalski
Chairman Emeritus, The RK Group

Rosemary Kowalski
Chairwoman Emeritus, The RK Group

Mike Leiper
Development Officer

Rev. Martin Leopold
Moderator of the Curia

Laura Macom
Partner, Boone, Rocheleau & Rodriguez, PLLC

Chris Martinez
Principal, Central Electric Co.

Alex Ojeda
Senior Communications Advisor, USAA 

Mr. Doak Pierce
General Manager, Ben E. Keith Foods

Francine Prosser Johnson
COO, STX Center for Pediatric Care

Hon. Rebecca Simmons
Bexar County Judge, Rebecca Simmons, PLLC

Bill Sisoian
Silver Eagle Distributors

Cindy Vaio
Community Volunteer

Steve Vanderbur
Sr. Vice President at Texon LP

Marti West
Superintendent of Catholic Schools

Deborah Williamson
Dykema Cox Smith


Ex-Officio


Most Reverend Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller
Archdiocese of San Antonio

Mr. Andrew Iliff

Principal, St. John Paul II High School