Gifts in Memory

Honoring the Memory of Alumni, Educators, Friends & Family

Making a difference for a child with a Gift in Memory is a wonderful way to pay tribute to an individual who has made a difference in your life. When a gift is made, the individual’s name is recognized on our website as a lasting tribute.

To make a Gift in Memory, please download this form or donate online by clicking on the Give Now button above and be sure to specify for whom your gift is being made in Comments. Certificates acknowledging your gift will be sent to the next of kin or the contact provided. Although we do acknowledge donors who make Gifts in Memory, we do not share donation amounts.

For those desiring to start a scholarship in memory of a loved one, please click on the link or contact us at or (210) 554-2235 for more information. There are many ways to create both a lasting legacy and benefit students in SAISD and we are honored to assist you in doing so.

Gifts in Memory

Gifts are listed as received, with the most recent gifts listed first.

In Memory of Dennis Martin

In Memory of Regina Garcia-Perales, teacher Highland Hills ES

In Memory of Sydney B. Verbana, former student at SAISD

In Memory of Deborah “Debo” Williams, Sam Houston alumna & SAISD educator

In Memory of Dorothy Davila, Lanier alumna

In Memory of Armando Valdez, Class of 1965 & Olivia Valdez, Class of 1965

In Memory of Gerald “Jerry” F. Doebbler, Brackenridge alumnus

In Memory of Daniel A. San Miguel, Jefferson alumnus

In Memory of Attorney Roland R. Esparza, Jefferson alumnus, attorney & former Municipal Court Judge

In Memory of Jeffrey D. Blum, counselor in SAISD (Travis and Brackenridge) for 50 years

In Memory of Robert “Bob” Cauble, Jefferson alumnus and construction icon

In Memory of Dr. C. Annelise Vela, SAISD administrator and former educator & counselor

In Memory of Esther Forestier Brayden, Fox Tech (Main) alumna and career SAISD educator

In Memory of Cosmo F. Guido, Jefferson alumnus & Inspire Honoree

In Memory of Andrea Perez Cantu, former student at Bricoe ES

In Memory of Clifton Martinez, SAISD Detective & Highlands alumnus

In Memory of Frances Camille Gong, SAISD educator

In Memory of Olivia and Armando Valdez

In Memory of Beatrice & John Elizondo, alumni Fox Tech & Jefferson

In Memory of Choco Gonzalez Meza, education advocate

In Memory of Helen Lee Pike Walker, Edison alumna

In Memory of David Victor Chavarria, Principal Knox ECEC

In Memory of Robert Sosa, alumnus Lanier

In Memory of Ms. Willie Faye Braggs, longtime SAISD employee

In Memory of Clayton J. Lutz

In Memory of Thomas J. Archer III

In Memory of Adel Mehelba

In Memory of Tyler Hunter Gorentz, alumnus Travis Early College

In Memory of Gerard V. Gutierrez, alumnus Fox Tech

In Memory of Charles Rogers Wiseman, alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Judge John F. “Jack” Onion, Jr., alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Martha “Monie” Reding, alumna Main Avenue

In Memory of Joyce Estelle Snyder, alumna Brackenridge

In Memory of Frances Katherine Dillon, alumna Brackenridge

In Memory of Dorothy Bella Johnson, alumna & teacher Phyllis Wheatley

In Memory of Frankie G. Reyna, teacher in SAISD

In Memory of Beverly Ann Reed Carson, alumna & teacher Jefferson

In Memory of Travis Winters McCowan, former Edison Band Director

In Memory of Kelly Hawkins, dance teacher YWLA

In Memory of Noah Makaio Mungia, student Jefferson

In Memory of Jacob Alonzo, alumnus Lanier HS

In Memory of Tom C. Frost, Jr., friend of SAISD, Inspire Honoree

In Memory of Edith McAllister, SAISD alumnus and Inspire Honoree

In Memory of Coy Wasta West, SAISD teacher

In Memory of Janet Smith Haulfer, SAISD teacher

In Memory of Forrest Venable Fitzhugh, alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Josephine Arredondo Holden, alumna Highlands

In Memory of George Casseb, alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Frida Trevino, alumna Jefferson

In Memory of Francis G. Greiner, friend of SAISD

In Memory of Mike Manuppelli, alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Callie Elizabeth Boone Day, teacher Brackenridge

In Memory of Cristina Marie Solis, SAISD employee, Office of Academics

In Memory of Patsy Yantis, alumna Jefferson

In Memory of Gloria Staewen, alumna Fox Tech

In Memory of Tino Duran, alumnus Lanier

In Memory of David Lee McCoy, alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Robert Albright, Director Fine Arts SAISD, husband of Shari Albright, SAISD Foundation Board

In Memory of Alice S. Balderrama, alumna Lanier

In Memory of Bernard “Barney” Bernal, alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Dr. Lucille Cecile Lopez Santos, former SAISD educator & administrator

In Memory of Susane “Suzy” Josephson Finesilver, alumna Jefferson

In Memory of Xavier Naranjo, student in SAISD

In Memory of Debbie Ebbecke, wife of Frank Ebbecke, SAISD Employee

In Memory of John Burleson, alumnus Brackenridge

In Memory of Bill Baker, father of Carri Baker, SAISD Foundation Past Chairman

In Memory of Christopher Grant, brother of Tiffany Grant, SAISD Chief of Staff

In Memory of Ian Thomas Owen Brooks, student in SAISD

In Memory of Edward Reyes Zuniga, alumnus Brackenridge

In Memory of Barbara A. Beck, alumna Brackenridge & former SAISD employee

In Memory of William A. Reily Jr., alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Daniel G. San Miguel, alumnus Jefferson

In Memory of Chale Gomez, alumnus Lanier

In Memory of Margaret Zepeda, alumna Lanier

In Memory of Mike Mitchell, friend of youth of Davis MS & Sam Houston

In Memory of Richard Luderus, teacher Rogers ES & Whittier MS

In Memory of Betty Ann Janert, teacher Jefferson &  alumna Brackenridge

In Memory of Josefina Arguijo Torres, educator & mother of Becky Landa, SAISD Employee


Thank you to our donors!

Richard and Gloria Wilkerson
Paul and Angelia Wilkinson
Gerri Denet
Leona Inc.
Debra and Fred Brinkley, Jr.
Alice Saragosa
Roxanne Day Ginali
Rose Sefcik
MaraLessa Gonzales
Davis, Cedillo & Mendoza, INC.
Gloria Romero
Laird E. Leavoy
American Pharmacies
Gizelle and Larry Henricksen
Louisa Boss
Cynthia Heyn
Florence Guido
Brad Beldon
Theresa Mazuca
Central Christian Church Endowment Fund
San Antonio Missions
Magen Jue Gong Family: Diana & Doug Chan, Bubba Gong & John Celona, and Sherrie & Mark Taguchi
Trinity Leadership Cohort Class of 2014
Alaina & Matthew Muehlhausen & Castro
Staff of Highland Hills Elementary
Parents of Christopher McBrayer
SAISD Science Department
Family and Friends of Christopher Grant
Tre Vela
Andrew Cervantes
Liz Ozuna
Jennifer Randow
Richard Salas
Orlando Vera
Sue Hall
Arturo Pena
Joseph & Rose Acevedo
Armando & Gloria Pena
Cesar Serna
Geneva Balch
Patricia Garcia
Catherine Torres-Stahl
Edith Fuentes
Aric Garza
Jeffrey Doggett
Marc Chalaby
Leticia Esparza
Raul R. Ramirez
Jennifer McKinney
Dina Kasikova
Saskia Hafernick
Paul & Angelia Wilkinson

Dorothy Davila

Gerald F. Doebbler

Daniel A. San Miguel

Deborah “Debo” Williams

Jeffrey Blum

Robert “Bob” Cauble

Cosmo F. Guido

Detective Cliff Martinez

Beatrice Elizondo

Choco Gonzalez Meza

David Victor Chavarria

Clayton J. Lutz

Edith McAllister

Coy Wasta West

Josephine Arredondo Holden

Francis G. Greiner M.D.

David Lee McCoy

Robert Albright

Alice S. Balderrama

Barney Bernal

Dr. Lucille Cecile Lopez Santos

Attorney Roland J. Esparza

Dr. C. Annelise Vela

Esther Forestier Brayden

Frances Camille Gong

John Elizondo

Helen Lee Pike Walker

Tyler H. Gorentz

Judge John F. “Jack” Onion, Jr.

Tom C. Frost, Jr.

Gabe Rivera

Forrest Venable Fitzhugh

George Casseb

Callie Elizabeth Boone Day

Cristina Marie Solis

Gloria Staewen

Patsy Yantis

Margaret Zepeda

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