- Spirit of Health Awards were given to each of the eight counties in BHFSA’s service area
- A nonprofit organization in each county also received a $1,000 gift
- Each county will be recognized at BHFSA’s Awards Ceremony on December 16
December 17, 2021 (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS)- Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio (BHFSA) has announced not one, but eight, recipients of its 2021 Spirit of Health Award.
The award was previously given to a single individual or organization, but this year, in recognition of the community’s hard work combatting the challenges of the last two years, the Spirit of Health Award was given to each of the eight counties in BHFSA’s service area (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson).
As part of the award, each county will also receive a $1,000 gift to give to a nonprofit operating in the area. The recipients were chosen through a collaboration between the county representatives and BHFSA.
“We’re excited about this,” Cody Knowlton, President and CEO of BHFSA, said. “It’s something new, something we haven’t done before. But we felt that each county has overcome so much and that they deserve recognition for the hard work they’ve done.”
At BHFSA’s December 16th Awards Ceremony, County Judges Robert Hurley, Sherman Krause, Chris Schuchart and Richard Jackson represented Atascosa, Comal, Medina, and Wilson County, respectively. County Commissioners Tommy Calvert (Precinct 4), Drew Engelke (Precinct 2) and Richard Elkins (Precinct 2) represented Bexar, Guadalupe and Kendall County, respectively. Bandera County was represented by City of Bandera Administrator David Jordan.
The organizations chosen to receive the $1,000 gifts were Atascosa Inter-Agency Council, Silver Sage Community Center, CentroMed, The Hope Center, Guadalupe Regional Medical Foundation, Kendall County Women’s Shelter, HANK and the Wilson Area Children’s Foundation.
In addition to the Spirit of Health Awards, BHFSA has announced $8,564,800 in grants to area nonprofits in 2021. By 2023, the foundation anticipates giving away over $100 million since inception in 2004.
Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio (BHFSA) was formed in 2004 to fund not-for-profit healthcare services and education throughout Bexar County and seven surrounding counties. Since inception, BHFSA has awarded 1,276 grants totaling nearly $90 million to further BHFSA’s mission of honoring God by improving the health of our community. For more information, visit bhfsa.org.