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Santiago Garcia and Megan Kromer!
We are so thrilled to have them as our 2010 King and Queen Huevo. The press release is below, so read up about them, and get excited to welcome them into the Court of Hueveros on October 2, 2010!
San Anto Cultural Arts is proud to announce the selection of the 2010 King and Queen Huevo (Spanish for egg): Santiago Garcia, a longtime arts supporter and advocate, and Megan Kromer, an award-winning non-profit consultant. The King and Queen Huevo reign over the annual Huevos Rancheros Gala and Silent Auction which raises funds for San Anto Cultural Arts operational expenses. Garcia and Kromer were chosen for their contributions to the artistic and cultural vibrancy and advocacy of our city.
Garcia is a poet, writer, visual artist, playwright, reviewer, organizer, and economic developer who also served as the first President of the Board of Directors of San Anto Cultural Arts. Recently, Garcia has been active with the organization as a member of the Advisory Committee. No stranger to SACA’s Huevos Rancheros Gala, Garcia writes and reads the tribute poems to the King and Queen Huevo each year. He currently works for the Westside Development Corporation, an organization created to revitalize the Westside through community-minded economic development while preserving the art and culture of the people. In this capacity, he was instrumental in SACA’s purchase of the new facility at 2120 El Paso.
Kromer consults with foundations and non-profits in strategic initiative building, organizational effectiveness, and program evaluation. She leads the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation’s Precious Minds, New Connections parenting education initiative, and is also involved with other foundations. In 2006, Kromer received the Athena International Award for providing valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in her community, and for actively assisting women fulfill their full leadership potential. Kromer initially got to know SACA when she did a site visit on behalf of the Kronkosky for SACA’s first grant application to the Foundation.
This year’s Huevos Rancheros Gala is the 13th annual fundraiser for the organization. The Huevos Rancheros Gala and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, October 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Plaza Guadalupe, 1327 Guadalupe Street. The organization is currently seeking sponsors for the event. Table sponsor levels are: $10,000 $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 & $500. All sponsors will be listed on the invitations and signage for the event and will be mentioned in all material released to the press. Funds raised from this event will go directly to support the San Anto Cultural Arts’ upcoming move to 2120 El Paso Street, in addition to the programs and the many other community initiatives offered year-round by the organization.
Last year’s gala honored the organization’s late co-founder and Executive Director Manuel “Manny” Castillo as King Huevo and his mother, Rafaela Castillo, as Queen Huevo. The 2009 event brought together over 500 people and raised over $30,000 for San Anto programs.
This year’s King and Queen join a long list of distinguished individuals who have been recognized by the group for their contributions to the cultural and artistic heritage of San Antonio. Past royalty include individuals such as Mayor Emeritus Lila Cockrell, Jesse Trevino, and former Councilwoman Patti Radle.