Capital Campaign is Achieved Through Community Support

Lauren N. Sides
210.649.5981 (cell)

SAN ANTONIO– SJRC Texas is thrilled to announce that a new school building, the Harvey E. Najim Educational Center, will be built onsite for their resident children. Building the new, safe and state-of-the-art facility is made possible by Mr. Najim’s $800,000 gift and with other generous community support. The educational center at SJRC Texas will give children the opportunity to learn in a secure and modern classroom setting, thus increasing their chances for educational success.

Through the gracious donation of $800,000 from Harvey E. Najim, SJRC Texas fulfilled its Capital Campaign goal. A total of over $1.5 million was raised for the organization’s campaign efforts from Harvey E. Najim, the Valero Foundation, The Greehey Family Foundation, M.S. Doss Foundation, Inc. and the Texas Cavaliers Foundation.

Mr. Najim, who surprised the team at SJRC with his benevolent donation said, “It is important that the kids at SJRC, who have had many obstacles in their lives, get the opportunity to complete their education in a traditional educational facility. Having the education building on their campus will allow for less disruptions in the children’s schooling and for childcare for the young children.”
Three years ago, SJRC Texas partnered with the University of Texas-University Charter School to offer onsite campus learning for the children in its care. The children were temporarily learning in a one room chapel which led to the launch of the Capital Campaign to build a brand-new school building.

“We are truly blessed to see our dream for an educational center become a reality for our children,” said Chief Executive Officer Tara Roussett. “The educational future of SJRC adolescents will be greatly enhanced thanks to wonderful supporters of our mission like Harvey Najim.”


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