Making a difference
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc. was established in 1941 as the Catholic Welfare Board, the social service agency of the Archdiocese of San Antonio. LYND has partnered with CCAOSA to provide affordable housing for UNHCR refugees coming to the U.S. to restart their lives. Application fees and deposits were waived, and rents were at times adjusted to meet the families’ needs. LYND along with many of its clients have and continue to provide housing for CCAOSA.
LYND donates an average of 5 units a year to struggling families as well as office space for the program. This relationship has been ongoing for the past ten years, and the program has recognized A. David Lynd for his involvement by awarding him the “For Your Commitment to Welcoming The Stranger Among Us” accolade.
For over 10 years, LYND has also supported Brighton as the presenting sponsor for, “The Taste of the Northside”, Brighton’s largest annual fundraiser. This event takes place during Fiesta San Antonio and draws over 8,000 participants each year. During its years as presenting sponsor and participation on Brighton’s Board, the charity has grown this event’s contribution to the Brighton mission from $1700 in the first year to now exceeding $850,000 annually.
LYND has been a major sponsor in this effort by providing housing assistance to low-income families who cannot afford to pay basic rent. They sponsor a program called Fundamental Foundations, which provides low-income families in the Brighton program with rental assistance. The families receive discounts from 50%-90% off the normal rent for a period of 6-12 months.
hurricane katrina relief
cancer therapy and research center
The CTRC is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, outpatient clinic and research center. The CTRC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) have formed a research consortium called the San Antonio Cancer Institute (SACI). This consortium is a National Cancer Institute (NCI)- designated Clinical Cancer Center. Through this affiliation, the CTRC’s Institute for Drug Development (IDD) provides Phase I clinical trials to patients throughout the world. LYND is proud to support CTRC and has underwritten numerous books and author luncheons.
OTHER CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION PARTNERS INCLUDE:
Michigan Gateway Community Foundation
St. George Episcopal School
St. Joseph’s Indian School
St. Labre Indian School
Niles Salvation Army
Bracken Christian School
National Museum of the U.S. Army
MD Anderson Cancer Center
CTRC – Cancer Therapy & Research Center
American Heart Association
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Habitat for Humanity
Texas Sting – AAU
Destiny Equine Center
Transplants for Children
Browse LYND’s news and press coverage.