Najim Family Foundation

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The Najim Family Foundation will shine the spotlight on a different nonprofit organization each month.

Click here for this months Spotlight!
 

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Nonprofits in San Antonio and the surrounding area gathered together to honor Harvey E. Najim and the Najim Family Foundation for his contributions to their organization and the chilldren they serve.

Click here to watch video!

 

News

 March 11, 2017: Rotary Club of San Antonio’s Kingdom for Kids Project completes improvements to the recreational areas of Schaefer Library and Sinclair Elementary School, which can be enjoyed by thousands of children on the far east side of San Antonio.

 

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December 13, 2016: Children from the YMCA visited the Najim Family Foundation office to sing caroles and spread holiday cheer

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May 06, 2014: Children's Shelter names Harvey Najim 2014 Angel of the Shelter

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  May 01, 2014:  Girl scouts unveil new Najim Family Foundation patch for service

  Rose Gonzalez Perez, CEO, and Gamma Sigma Girls present the Girl Scouts of Southwest
  Texas' new Najim Family Foundation patch for being an active member in the San Antonio
  community. Gamma Sigma Girls, a unique leadership development program serving more
  than 350 teens, explores areas with focus on advocacy, taking action, & higher education.

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  November 05, 2013:  Najim installs computers for youngest patrons at BiblioTech

  The first public digital library of its kind, BiblioTech provides all Bexar County residents the
  opportunity to access technology & its applications for the purpose of enhancing education
  and literacy. Supporting its mission and keeping in mind the children living in Bexar County,
  Harvey Najim selected the digital library as the next recipient of two Little Tikes computers.

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    October 24, 2013: The Children's Shelter is fitting home for Najim computers              
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    October 15, 2013: Harvey Najim children computers at Boysville are success
                                   
    Since Boysville's emergency shelters are regularly full, computers can serve 15 to 20
    children at any given time. The majority of the children age 3 to 7 years old reside in
    the emergency shelter, but the computers will also be made avilable to the same age
    group in the residential program. Najim had two computers installed on September 24.

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    July 18, 2013: San Antonio Express-News examines Harvey Najim's talents
                            
Learn how focus shifted from computers to children's organizations

    Click here for San Antonio Express-News article and the details of Harvey's success.


 

    July 10, 2013:  San Antonio Express-News Highlights Dedication of Harvey
                              Najim Activities Center at Haven for Hope on Tues., July 9

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  Harvey Najim donates $3 million to Children's Hospital of San Antonio
  Largest combined gift between Harvey Najim and The Najim Family Foundation

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Assuring Children will always be First

I am pleased to announce one of San Antonio's philanthropic leaders, Harvey E. Najim and the Najim Family Foundation, have demonstrated support for the Children's Hospital of San Antonio by donating $3 million.  The gift, which is his single largest combined gift, is comprised of a personal gift from Najim as well as a gift from the Najim Family Foundation.  Read More   

Harvey Najim shares reason for gift:

Watch interview with KSAT News here.

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Shown Left:Harvey Najim, Sr. Michele O'Brien, Christus Santa Rosa Foundation,
 Charles Amato, SWBC and Christus Santa Rosa Foundation Board of Directors;
 Shown Right:  Harvey Najim with patient of Children's Hospital of San Antonio.


More on hospital expansion project:

Read WOAI Local News article here.


Harvey Najim shares his Secret to Success.

Michael Garofalo sits down with local philanthropist, Harvey Najim and discusses what makes him tick.

Watch WOAI video here:
    
Part 1:  http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=4087853

Part 2: http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoId=4086324&navCatId=20531

 
Harvey Najim is on the cover of San Antonio Man Magazine and the Featured Story.


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Find the cover story here: http://www.sanantonioman.com/issues/october-2012/cover-story


Texas Senator Kirk Watson, and Elizabeth Darling, President/CEO of the OneStar Foundation present Harvey Najim with the Governor's Social Innovator Award!
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Here is a link to YouTube with the award video and a link to the OneStar Foundation website with the announcement of the Governor’s Volunteer Awards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izmSOgkjo8U

http://onestarfoundation.org/texas-faith-based-community-intiative/governors-volunteer-awards/



"The Loaner" Soccer Bowl Championship Trophy! If the Scorpions win the playoffs, they will keep this trophy!!!
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Harvey Najim is featured as one of San Antonio Magazine's Men of the Year!
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Harvey Najim and Gordon Hartman receive prestigious 2012 Governor's Volunteer Awards!
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Rosemary Kowalski of RK Group receives the prestigious Legacy Award during Roy Maas Youth's 2012 Make a Difference Awards after being nominated by SA Youth!
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The Najim Family Foundation donates Little Tikes KidSmart Computers and LeapFrogTag Reading Systems to the YMCA Najim Childcare Center at Haven for Hope and YMCA Labor Street.

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September 24, 2012: The 14th Annual Don Harris Golf Classic benefiting Family Service Association. To become a sponsor, participant, or volunteer, go to the following link:  Don Harris Golf Classic

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Harvey Najim, Hope for the Future's first million dollar donor, has helped the organization to provide Catholic school education to thousands of families in San Antonio.
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Bishop Cantu, Patti Davis, Hope for the Future board members and students from St. John Berchman visited the office of Mr. Harvey Najim this morning to deliver a million thanks. The Najim Family Foundation has donated $1 million dollars to the Hope for the Future tuition assistance program.




Students of St. John Berchman holding Najim $1 million bills.
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Congratulations to Executive Director Becky Cervantez and Avance - San Antonio for receiving the 2012 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award for Best Early-Childhood Education Program!

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To continue reading the article, please click here !

 

FYI to all San Antonio Nonprofits:


Toyota Announces Return of '100 Cars for Good' Program for 2012

            Earlier this month at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota announced the return of its "100 Cars for Good" program.  Building on the success and popularity of the program in its inaugural year, Toyota will again award 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public through the 100 Cars for Good tab on the Toyota Facebook page.

           The official announcement was made by Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy and community affairs for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., accompanied by some of the recipients of last year's 100 Cars for Good program.  

"At Toyota, we appreciate what a big difference a new car can make for organizations working to improve lives and strengthen communities across the country, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity to lend a hand," said Rouse. "Over the last 20 years, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to non-profits throughout the U.S.  100 Cars for Good allows us to build on that commitment in important, new ways by making the public an integral part of these efforts and harnessing the power of social media to expand awareness and galvanize support for organizations that are having such a tremendous impact in neighborhoods nationwide."

Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations can apply on-line through Toyota's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Toyota (http://www.100carsforgood.com/), starting on March 12, 2012, for a chance to win one of six Toyota vehicles, including the Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Prius v, Sienna minivan, Sienna Mobility or Tundra full-sized pickup truck.  Voting will start May 14, 2012.

To read more, please click on:
http://www.toyotanewsroom.com/releases/toyota+announces+return+100+cars+for+good+program+2012.htm 
 

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The Winston School San Antonio - Athletic Programs

Please support us in winning $15,000
for our athletic programs by encouraging San Antonio and beyond to vote daily for our school video between March 2 and March 19, 2012.

Voting ends at 8:00 p.m. CT on Monday, March 19.  It is as easy as 1,2,3.NATIONAL

VOTING starts today at 10:00 a.m. CT for a video produced and performed by students at The Winston School San Antonio.
 

To vote, go to: 

1.      http://www.rackroomshoes.com/save-the-athletes/  OR to Facebook.com/myrackroomshoes. 
2.      On the right side, click at “Vote Now” 
3.      Vote once a day for “Grant 01” the video by and for WSSA students
 
SAVE THE DATE: Seton Home's 3rd Annual Dr. Leslie Parks Tribute to Motherhood Luncheon 
                              at the Pearl Stable on April 26, 2012!
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For more information including table sponsorship opportunities, click here!
 

San Antonio Youth Centers presents the Briscoe Friend of Youth Awards Luncheon at Morgan's Wonderland on Tuesday January 17, 2012 from 11:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.

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To watch the video, click here!

For more information including table sponsorship opportunities, click here!

 

 YMCA Milk & Cookies with Santa!

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For more pictures, click here!

 

The Najim Family Foundation and Sirius Computer Solutions employees wrap 100 gifts for children at SA Youth!

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For more pictures, click here!

 

Mission Road and the Unicorn Steppers honor Harvey Najim!


Children's Association for Maximum Potential Aquatic Center Ground Breaking

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Najim Family Foundation recognized by Clarity Child Guidance Center for helping to fund a Sunshade for their outdoor playscape.

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For the article, click here.
 
 

Harvey Najim recieved an award from Junior Achievement on November 30, 2011 for his commitment to education and Junior Achievement Finance Park. 

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Association of Fundraising Professionals - 2011 National Philanthropy Day

Najim Family Foundation recieves the 2011 Outstanding Foundation Award.
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For the article, click here.

 
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If Harvey Najim had stuck with pre-med, San Antonio and St. Mary's may never have known one of America's top philanthropist.  The Chairman and CEO of Sirius Computer Solutions chuckles when he remembers why his career path changed direction.  Read More

(Reprinted, with permission, from St. Mary's University Gold & Blue magazine, fall 2010 edition.)
 
November 8, 2010:  Harvey Najim inducted into the 2010 Texas Business Hall of Fame

Harvey Najim, CEO and Chairman at Sirius Computer Solutions (Sirius), was inducted into the Texas Business Hall (TBHF) of Fame on Monday, November 8, 2010.  Mr. Najim is among five Texas business legends sho were honored and officially inducted into the TBHF.  Read More

Read November 9, 2010 Express-News Article
 
 Harvey Najim at SAMMinistries on September 25, 2009

Nonprofits in San Antonio and the surrounding area gathered together to honor Harvey E. Najim and the Najim Family Foundation for his contributions to their organizations and the children they serve.

Reception hosted by SAMMinistries and video compliments of Innovative Multimedia Group, LLC.

Watch the video
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Melissa Bauman San Antonio, TX - September 1, 2009: A Note from Harvey Najim
The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation announces new Executive Director

On December 28, 2006, I started my Foundation by depositing $75M at Broadway Bank. Since I did not know how to run a Foundation, I hired the Wealth Management Division at Broadway Bank to run the Foundation for me.

In March of 2008, I made the decision to move the operation of the Foundation to Sirius. By July, it became obvious to me that I needed to hire someone to help me run the Foundation. I was fortunate to find and hire Melissa Bauman, from the AT&T Foundation, to be my Grants Manager.

Today I am making a significant announcement re my Foundation. I am announcing the promotion of
Melissa Bauman to Executive Director of the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation.  Read More

June 16, 2009: Harvey E. Najim Issues $1 MILLION CHALLENGE GRANT for SAMMinistries
For more information about SAMMinistries and the $1 million challenge grant,
visit
http://www.samm.org/najim/index.asp

June 16, 2009 - Interview/article with Deborah Knapp, Kens 5:  Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation donating millions to San Antonio children's charities 


May 31, 2009: Don Harris, WOAI Sports Anchor talks with Harvey E. Najim 


Sirius Chairman and CEO Inducted into the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame
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San Antonio. TX - March 26, 2009 - As both Chairman and CEO of Sirius Computer Solutions, and Founder and President of the Najim Family Foundation, Harvey Najim is being recognized as an esteemed business and community leader and will be inducted into the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame. Read More

Harvey Najim inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.  Watch Video.
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2008 BusinessWeek's Top 50 Philanthropists
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Harvey E.  Najim ranks #49 on the 2008 BusinessWeek's 50 List.

Najim Middle School at The Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram, Texas

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Common area
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Multi-purpose room -
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The Harvey E. Najim Foundation Names New Grants Manager
 San Antonio, TX – October 1, 2008– Harvey Najim, Chairman and CEO of Sirius Computer Solutions, Inc. and founder of the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation, that Melissa Bauman has accepted the position of Grants Manager for announced the Harvey E. Najim Foundation.  Read More

2007 Philanthropy Top 50
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Harvey E.  Najim Family Foundation ranks #24 on the Philanthropy 50 List. 

SAM Ministries Donor and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
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(From left) Navarra Williams, President and CEO of SAM Ministries; Christine Najim Ray, Secretary and Treasurer of Harvey E.  Najim Family Foundation; Harvey Najim, CEO and President of Sirius Computer Solutions. 
 

The Najim Foundation Press Releases
 
October 24, 2007:   
HCYR gets money to build middle school
 
June 27, 2007:   
Najim Foundation Distributes Over $1.5 Million in Grants
 
April 5, 2007:    
The Harvey E. Najim Familly Foundation Founding