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  • published Contact us 2023-10-30 10:06:28 -0500

    Contact us

    Thank you for your interest and support of our Foundation. Please contact us with any questions or comments you might have regarding our mission or upcoming events. 

    Contact Foundation Board President Cecilia Garcia Akers :

    (210) 415-5396

    [email protected]

    2014 Encino Vista

    San Antonio, Texas 78259


  • The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation continues to support education

    The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is always honored to support UTMB School of Health Professions.

    The School of Health Professions at UTMB would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for our benefactors unwavering support. Their generosity not only lightens the financial burden for our students but also inspires and motivates them to aim higher and achieve more. By investing in their future, they have made a profound impact on the world of healthcare. Our hope is that many more will follow in their footsteps and help transform countless lives. Thank you for believing in the potential of our students and our mission.

     


  • published Houston Book Signing in Latest News 2023-10-17 09:19:09 -0500

    Houston Book Signing

    We are so excited to be in the Houston area and League City on October 21.

    Please plan to come see us and purchase your signed copy of

    The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia. Looking forward to seeing you!

    Our second book signing is in League City


  • published McAllen Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month in Latest News 2023-09-25 08:27:21 -0500

    McAllen Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Come and join us at Main Library on Wednesday, September 27th at 6PM as we pay tribute to the memory of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, alongside author Cecilia Garcia Akers and Professor Elizandro Muñoz. Following the event, there will be a book signing and reception. #valleyroots


  • published IWA Mass celebrates Dr. Hector P. Garcia in Latest News 2023-09-23 18:00:54 -0500

    IWA Mass celebrates Dr. Hector P. Garcia

    Incarnate Word Academy celebrated a beautiful Mass today to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia.

    Thank you to all who attended this special occasion. We would also like to thank Cecilia Garcia-Akers

    for addressing our Angels and to the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation for their generous contribution

    to IWA. This gift of tuition assistance will help keep IWA accessible to our community.

               

                         

                                            

          

     


  • published Texas Honors Dr. Hector P. Garcia in Latest News 2023-09-23 17:20:01 -0500

    Texas Honors Dr. Hector P. Garcia / KRIS6News

    Dr. Hector P. Garcia Texas State Recognition Day.

    Posted at 5:35 PM, Sep 20, 2023 and last updated 5:49 PM, Sep 20, 2023

     

    INCARNATE WORD ACADEMY MASS
    Events honoring the late civil rights leader Dr. Hector P. Garcia were held across the state of Texas on Wednesday.
    Since 2009 the third Wednesday of September has been observed as the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Texas State Recognition Day.
    It also falls National Hispanic Heritage Month.
    In Corpus Christi, a special mass at Incarnate Word Academy kicked off the day's observances.
    Sammie Grunwald, president and CEO of Incarnate Word Academy, says, "One of the things that Dr. Hector P. Garcia
    said that I always appreciate,
    he said that education is freedom and freedom is everybody's business so I love that they start their Dr. Hector P. Garcia
    day at our school and with this beautiful mass."
    Dr. Garcia had a special bond with Incarnate Word Academy.
    All of his daughters graduated from I.W.A.
    The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation also presented a check for $2,500 to the academy.
    The money will be used for tuition to the private school.
    AMERICAN G.I. FORUM HONORS DR. GARCIA
    The culinary arts building at Del Mar College's Oso Creek campus was filled with the sound of mariachi music in honor of Dr. Garcia.
    A G.I. Forum, H.E.B. and Del Mar College hosted a luncheon there to celebrate the official state holiday.
    One of the special guests was Cecilia Garcia Akers, one of Dr. Garcia's daughters.
    She said, "We are honoring his legacy and memory at Del Mar College. He was instrumental in helping students achieve their
    educational goals here at a
    community college in Corpus Christi so it's fitting that we had a nice luncheon here."
    The American G.I. Forum was founded by Dr. Hector P. Garcia in 1948.
    The organization focuses on veterans issues, education and civil rights.
    PRESERVING DR. GARCIA'S LEGACY AT TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI
    The crowning moment of Wednesday's observances was marked by a signing event on the campus
    of Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
    Dr. Garcia's daughter, Cecilia Garcia Akers, and TAMUCC president and CEO Kelly Miller,
    signed a memorandum of understanding that will help preserve
    Dr. Garcia's legacy on the campus.
    The MOU comes with an initial $25,000 donation for the university's new arts and media building.
    The donation will help create a permanent display of Dr. Hector P. Garcia's papers.

    Click this link for KRIS 6News story

    https://www.kristv.com/news/local-news/texas-honors-dr-hector-p-garcia


  • Channel 6 News Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Dr. Hector P. Garcia

    KRIS 6News' Michelle Lorenzo did an excellent job discussing Dr. Hector P. Garcia's Legacy with Cecilia Garcia Akers, Dr. Hector's daughter.

    #HispanicHeritageMonth #DrHectorCivilRightsIcon


  • TAMUCC Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by Honoring Dr. Hector P. Garcia

    September 20, 2023 - Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by Honoring Dr. Hector P. Garcia

    Highlight and Click to learn about more Hispanic Heritage Month at TAMUCC

    https://www.tamucc.edu/news/2023/09/092223-island-university-honors-legacy-of-dr.-hector-p.-garcia-on-state-recognition-day.php?fbclid=IwAR1M3DH_a0UtllhP8wpMUJOCfQEVymLlEmM54Rl6ugxuQUFi98rOzxPKcfQ

     

     

     


  • published Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day at TAMUCC in Latest News 2023-09-14 16:54:31 -0500

    Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day at TAMUCC

    Please join us for the historic celebration!


  • published Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Latest News 2023-09-14 08:18:09 -0500

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Dr. Hector P. Garcia's Legacy. These wonderful events are free to the public. 


  • 2023 Dr. Hector P. Garcia Texas State Recognition Day, Mercedes, Tx.

    The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is honored to announce that the Mercedes Texas Commissioner's Court has voted to approve a yearly celebration of the legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia on the recognized Texas State Recognition Day which is the 3rd Wednesday of September.

    Dr. Hector P. Garcia immigrated to Mercedes, TX from Mexico in 1917, and attended his primary and secondary education in Mercedes, TX, along with his family of 6 siblings. The Garcia Family operated a dry goods store, while his father Jose Garcia, taught his children the basics of education in order for them to achieve the highest education goals possible.  Six of seven surviving children became medical doctors.

    Special thanks to Skyler Howell for his presentation to the Commissioner's Court that ensured passage of the Proclamation.  The Foundation is looking forward to celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Hector P. Garcia in Mercedes, TX.


  • San Antonio's Inspiring Woman-Volume 7

    The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce
    the Foundation's Board President/Chair, Cecilia Garcia Akers has been
    selected to be included in San Antonio's Inspiring Woman Book, Volume
    7.
    Inspiring Woman Book features 50 successful women of San Antonio in
    business, media, non-profit corporations and medicine.
    This 2023 edition is Ms. Garcia Akers second inclusion in this
    publication.
    The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation's Board of Directors
    congratulates Ms. Garcia Akers for her continued advocacy in
    healthcare and education.

     

     


  • 2024 Luncheon Keynote Speaker Announced

    The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is honored to announce that Senator Juan Chuy Hinojosa, from McAllen, Tx is our next keynote speaker for our Signature Luncheon to be held on January 26, 2024 at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi, TX. The focus of this year's celebration will be on the military.
    Senator Hinojosa is a proud U.S. Marine, who currently serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. He was instrumental in securing funding for the 1 billion dollar Harbor Bridge Replacement Project. In 2021, Senator Hinojosa secured 45 million dollars for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Arts and Media Building.
    In 2009, Senator Hinojosa passed legislation to designate the 3rd Wednesday in September as Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day, which authorized the observance of this day by schools and state agencies to honor Dr. Garcia and teach younger generations about his legacy.
    We are very honored and excited to be working with Senator Hinojosa on the Foundation's endeavors.

  • published UT System CCEC in Latest News 2023-06-30 06:07:17 -0500

    Cecilia Garcia Akers nominated to UT System CCEC

    Cecilia Garcia Akers is extremely honored to have been nominated to the University of Texas System Chancellor's Council Executive Committee. The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is proud of our continuing relationship with the University of Texas, and our commitment to advancing education and health care opportunities to those in need. Cecilia will be attending her first meeting in New York City in October, 2023. A proud South Texas girl bringing a bit of expertise in healthcare, and collaborating with a very important University System.

    Congratulations Cecilia Garcia Akers!


  • published Learn about Dr. Hector in Latest News 2023-05-29 11:21:39 -0500

    Read some interesting stories about Dr. Hector

     Pick up your copy of The Inspiring Life of Texan Hector P. Garcia this Saturday, June 2, 9am-4pm at Heritage Park Market Days on Chaparral Street across from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.

    Meet Dr. Hector's daughter at the Market Days. Cecilia also wrote the book and will gladly sign it for you.

    Click for more information

    Market Days is this Saturday.


  • Our Lady of the Lake University endowment

    We are blessed with a wonderful relationship with Our Lady of the Lake University with a new $25,000.00 endowment to assist students in need.

    We are thrilled to be able to expand our philanthropy to a major Catholic University, that has a campus in San Antonio, Houston, and La Feria, TX. The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation is always grateful to assist students in need-one student at a time. May God continue to bless our efforts.

    Foundation President, Cecilia Garcia Akers and Treasurer, Jim Akers present Dr. Abel A. Chavez, President of Our Lady of the Lake University and endowment check for $25,000.


  • donated 2023-03-24 16:44:02 -0500

  • The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Dr. Hector P. Garcia Historic Recognition

    The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston held its Osler Club meeting on March 21, 2023.

    A presentation titled "Dr. Hector P. Garcia: The Doctor to the Barrios" was given by second year medical student Jacqueline Ochoa, from McAllen , TX.

    The presentation was comprehensive, educational and relevant to the practice of medicine as it exists today.

    The Board of Directors of the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to Ms. Ochoa, the Osler Club, and the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston in the naming of Dr. Hector P. Garcia as the McGoverns Academy of Oslerian Medicine,  Hector P. Garcia Society.

     


  • 2023 Dr. Hector P. Garcia TAMUCC Fellowship

    Our Foundation is always excited to assist Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in educational endeavors for research.

    The application deadline is April 15, 2023. For more info including eligibility and application procedure, 

    visit https://www.tamucc.edu/library/find/special-collections/learning-special-collections/garcia-fellowship/index.php?fbclid=IwAR09pFJZJad250kVzHz7Bz3bFoXb5kYdYPrfPbFlE96kPLgoO9Ulo6deIOM

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  • published 2023 Luncheon Awards in Latest News 2023-02-02 08:36:56 -0600

    2023 Luncheon Awards

    The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation awarded 3 recipients  at the Annual Legacy Celebration Luncheon which was held on January 20, 2023.  We are proud of the contributions of these distinguished individuals who have given back to the community in the area of education. Please help congratulate these great individuals. 

    The recipients are:

    Dr. Abel Antonio Chavez, PRESIDENT'S AWARD- President of Our Lady of the Lake University.

    Dr. Kelly Miller, LEGACY AWARD, President of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.

    Lt. Col. US Army (Retired) Pat Simon, COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, KRIS TV 6 News Anchor.

    The Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation appreciates and recognizes their wonderful accomplishments.