FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation Pledges $5 Million Gift in Support of an Education Center at The Alamo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kevin Femmel, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Office (210) 225-1391x3005
Mobile (210) 836-8616
The Alamo is thrilled to announce a $5 million commitment from the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation. The largest charitable donation ever made to Remember The Alamo Foundation, this five-year pledge will begin this year and end in 2026 during the 100th anniversary of the Texas Cavaliers.
The generous grant will fund the development of the Texas Cavaliers Education Center, which will serve as a home for all Alamo education programing. It will feature a field trip hub, state-of-the-art technology, classrooms for school children and educator workshops, a lecture space, a distance learning studio, a 50,000 piece model of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo made from LEGO bricks, and more.
"Very few organizations have worked to preserve the history of the Alamo as much and for as long as the Texas Cavaliers," Kate Rogers said, Executive Director of The Alamo Trust, Inc. "It would be difficult to quantify the true impact that they have had as an organization since they were formed nearly 100 years ago. With this extremely generous gift, we have an opportunity to bring Texas history to life for students in ways that no classroom can and in a setting unlike any other place of learning."
Design of the Texas Cavaliers Education Center will begin immediately, and a phased construction will begin later this year. The Texas Cavaliers Education Center is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2023 and will reside where the current Alamo Annex and Alamo Hall are today.
About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo serves as a sacred memorial to all those who lived, fought and died there. Visitors pay homage to the heroes of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a defining moment in Texas History. Alamo Trust, Inc., or the Alamo, tells that story of Texas independence, as part of its 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year. To visit the Alamo is to witness living history, experience authentic artifacts and admire an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit theAlamo.org.
About Remember the Alamo Foundation | The mission of Remember the Alamo Foundation is to provide support exclusively for the Alamo and its preservation, educational outreach, and public programs. We welcome your gift to support these programs and ensure that future generations will Remember the Alamo.
About The Texas Cavaliers | Founded in 1926, the Texas Cavaliers were created to honor the memory of the matchless heroes who fell at the Alamo, to encourage horsemanship and to foster relations with the U.S. military. Since 1940, the membership, consisting of business and civic leaders, have produced the Texas Cavaliers River Parade along the banks of the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk. In 1989, the Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation was formally created to provide funding for children's charities. Over the years, the Texas Cavaliers have built a legacy of community investment in how they honor, care, and show commitment to those they serve. The Texas Cavaliers Charitable Foundation works to encourage, foster, support and conduct activities and programs which will benefit children, improve their lives, bring them joy and change their future.