With 59 goals across 11 Cause Areas, we know that reaching our vision for 2020 requires all of San Antonio to be invested in our progress. When individuals, nonprofits, local government, and even companies collaborate intentionally, we’re able to better align resources and create greater change toward our collective goals. That’s why we appreciate the work that Hixon Properties, a family-owned, local business since 1975, commits to moving the needle on community indicators.
The leaders of Hixon Properties set the tone for getting involved in the community. All of Hixon’s upper-level management holds positions on nonprofit boards, including Centro Partnership, Urban Land Institute, and Boy Scouts of America. Half of Hixon management also serves on city commissions, like the Centro Alliance and the City’s Advisory Board on Riverwalk Capital Improvement.
Company leaders also encourage other members of their team—both employees and shareholders—to get involved, and they created a philanthropic mission statement to reflect that. Their mission focuses on Downtown Development, Education, and Family Well-Being, and Hixon specifically serves several SA2020 Partners whose work affects these Cause Areas. These include : Any Baby Can, AVANCE San Antonio, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, Child Advocates San Antonio, Communities in Schools of San Antonio, Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc., Girls Inc. of San Antonio, Project QUEST, The DoSeum, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and the THRU Project. Additionally, Hixon supports the community with their annual family grant. All shareholders are invited to apply each year for a grant given to a charity of their choice, with the grant awardee selected by a committee of judges.
Hixon recognizes that while their own work in real estate can help accelerate change downtown, they can further this progress by investing in organizations who are creating community change. With strong commitments to these Cause Areas, Hixon Properties creates intentional, effective change in our community. We’re grateful for their philanthropy, volunteerism, and leadership.