Partnership with Local Realtors® Supports SAISD!

Partnership with Local Realtors® Supports SAISD!

We are so grateful to highlight three REALTOR® partners who made recent gifts to support students in San Antonio ISD (SAISD).

Sara Trautner of Vecino Realty, LLC lives in SAISD and believes in supporting students in her community. Her  August 2020 gift of $500 will go to support a scholarship for a student at Highlands High School, Vecino’s own neighborhood school. In addition, her entire team of Realtors® has committed to making a donation to the SAISDFoundation each time a sale is made within our district’s boundaries, or if a district employee is a client.

Sara Trautner of Vecino Realty presents The SAISD Foundation with a $500 gift

Cathy Naiser of The Naiser Real Estate Group at Keller Williams City View made a donation to the SAISD Foundation in Spring 2020 honoring three clients she had sales with in the past year who are educators in SAISD. With her donation, we created three grant awards for her to present at their respective school staff meetings for use by those educators. The SAISD staff were extremely appreciative of the gift and students benefited!

Cathy Naiser (right)  presents grant award to Shauntee Johnson (left) at Washington Elementary School in SAISD.

Lynn Knapik of Lynn Knapik Real Estate LLC made a donation to the SAISD Scholarship Fund in the summer of 2020 to honor of new homeowners. The couple had recently purchased a home in the San Antonio ISD boundaries one of them is a professor at UTSA. Given their value of higher education, they were touched by the gift in their names and a student in SAISD benefited!


James Duerr of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Hill Country Properties has announced his intent of partnering with the SAISD Foundation in a donation  made in the amount of $200 when he represents an educator, employee or friend of SAISD. As a former, Board Member for a Community College, he proudly supports education.  James adds, “In addition to the donation for every house bought or sold to a San Antonio Independent School District employee, educator or a friend of SAISD. I will make a $200 donation for each referral to a home buyer that is moving anywhere in Texas, the United States or World-Wide that results in a purchase of a home from a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Realtor.  I personally interview the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices realtor before I refer your to that Realtor ”.

Thank you to our generous REALTOR® partners making a big impact by giving back to students and teachers in SAISD! We welcome new partners who want to give back to the SAISD Foundation through designated gifts at closing. Ways to give include:

Client is an SAISD Employee: As a REALTOR®, you can make a gift to the SAISD Foundation where a portion of the gift can benefit students in any of the 90 schools SAISD and the school of the employee’s choice. We can award a grant for the school or classroom of the new homeowner or seller’s choice. You can just cut one check, and we will do the rest! We will also invite you to the live or virtual presentation of the grant award.

Home Sale is in the San Antonio ISD District Boundaries: As a REALTOR®, you can make a gift to the SAISD Foundation in the name of new homeowner/s or seller/s to be directed toward student scholarships for higher education, teacher grants, or general programming to benefit SAISD students. The homeowner could choose to gift a grant to the SAISD neighborhood school affiliated with the sale address. 





The SAISD Foundation works to develop and strengthen business partnerships to benefit SAISD students. We work in collaboration with SAISD to connect businesses, individuals and organizations to the schools and programs that are the best fit. Please email us at to connect around creative opportunities to benefit our students and your business.