Partners & Sponsors
There is no financial obligation involved in being a community partner (although we would be thrilled to get donations!) You will be listed on the Web site, press releases and the symposium program. There will be a table during the symposium where you can leave one publicity item for your group (space is limited.) On the opening on Sunday, you may have a whole table. In exchange, we ask that you talk up the event in your own community.
We are asking that sponsors donate a minimum of $500. The finances are being handled by the peaceCENTER, which is a 501(c)((3)) not-for-profit organization. The symposium is now financially solvent (we have enough to cover all our projected expenses) but additional funding would permit us to add extras, such as audio/video recording all or some of the sessions, or having more food at the Sunday night reception.
If you are interested in becoming a partner or a sponsor, e-mail the peaceCENTER at pcebooks@ yahoo.com or call Susan Ives at 210-325-3498 (mobile.)
Focused on the vision of Peace in our lives, the interfaith peaceCENTER supports the learning of peace through prayer and education; and supports the demonstration of peace through nonviolent actions and community.
The Texas Drought Project
The Texas Drought Project brings together experts in farming, ranching, hydrology, civil engineering, climatology, and environmental science to present forums in key regions most affected by drought.
A private university with Presbyterian roots, Trinity provides an interdisciplinary blend of liberal arts and select professional programs and has become a model for preparing motivated students for lives of personal, professional, and civic achievement. They have been ranked as U.S. News & World Report's "best in the West" for more than 17 years running.
Community Partners & Sponsors:
Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes effective broad-based advocacy for protection and preservation of the Edwards Aquifer, its springs, watersheds, and the Texas Hill Country that sustains it. The Edwards Aquifer is the source of the largest springs in Texas and the sole source of drinking water for more than 1.5 million Central Texas residents.
DHR Architects SPONSOR
As a full service architecture, planning and interior design firm, Durand-Hollis Rupe Architects takes pride in offering countless years of expertise on numerous different types of projects. Notable projects include the Renovations at the San Antonio International Airport Terminals 1 & 2, the Aveda Institute in San Antonio, the Shavano Park City Hall and Police Headquarterrs, the Shops at Overlook, Perico's Restaurant and many others.
The Headwaters Coalition is a non-profit, sponsored ministry of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, dedicated to preserving the Headwaters Sanctuary and spreading an ecological ethic. The Coalition is protecting one of the last undeveloped forests in San Antonio, 53 acres adjoining the University of the Incarnate Word. Olmos Creek flows through the Headwaters Sanctuary. Within this urban wild space is San Antonio Spring, also known as the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole and Olmos Creek create the San Antonio River; they are the headwaters for which the Coalition and the Headwaters Sanctuary are named.
International Academy of Design and Technology
IADT offers two and four year degrees in Graphic Design and Fashion Design and Marketing.
The Magnolia Trust SPONSOR
The Magnolia Trust is a small, limited-term family foundation which supports non-profit groups working to protect habitat and wildlife in Texas, as well as other environmental topics selected by the trustees.
Native Plant Society of Texas, San Antonio Chapter
The Native Plant Society of texas, San Antonio Chapter, promotes research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example.
Regional Clean Air and Water Association
Rio Grande International Study Center
Protects and improves water quality in the Rio Grande/Río Bravo in the Laredo/Nuevo Laredo area through research, education and binational cooperation.
San Antonio Museum of Art
The San Antonio Museum of Art collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets significant works of art representing a broad range of history and world cultures. In accordance with the highest professional standards, the Museum holds these collections for the benefit of the community and future generations.
San Antonio Water System (SAWS)
SAWS is a public utility owned by the City of San Antonio. San Antonio's cheapest source of water is conservation — water we don't use. That's why SAWS proven conservation programs have become a cornerstone of the community's long-term water management strategy.
SoL Center, University Presbyterian Church
The SoL (Source of Light) Center at University Presbyterian Church is an education center for adults who seek to explore the full dimensions of religious faith in the 21st century.
St. Mary's University - University Ministry
University Ministry serves the St. Mary's community in Catholic and Marianist traditions by encouraging and promoting personal development, growth in the community, lived-faith values, leadership, and service to the University and our world.
Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa - SPONSOR
Rooted in the gospel and in the spirit of Francis and Clare, the Sisters of St. Francis live in right relationship with all of creation. They are commited to ongoing conversion to
deepen their relationship with Mother Earth and Sister Water; stand with persons who are poor and make peace and practice non-violence.
Spa Waters of The Americas
Spa Waters of The Americas cultivates a full appreciation, understanding, realizaation, and sustainable revitalization of the natural, ecological, and cultural environments and economies associated with geothermal mineral water sites, their water structure as well as healthful, therapeutic, and ecological significance.
Texans for Peace
Texans for Peace was founded in 1993 for Texans who believe in peace and Peace in Texas. It focuses on serving as a central source for information about peace and justice organizations and events across Texas; providing curriculum and teacher training materials for school nonviolence throughout the state; representing Texas throughout the U.S. and the world as "peace ambassadors" and developing resources and capacity to grow peace and justice organizations in Texas.
Texas Lutheran University
Founded in 1891, TLU is a private, four-year; liberal arts, sciences and professional studies, residential, coeducational, undergraduate university located in Seguin, Texas, 35 miles from San Antonio.
Tri-Faith Dialogue of San Antonio
Tri-Faith Dialogue are descendants of the three Abrahamic Faiths under the umbrellas of Judaism, Christianity and Islam who have come together out of a heartfelt desire to understand the teachings of each faith and what they offer to our World. By becoming familiar with the beauty and treasures each faith transmits they are dispelling the ignorance and prejudice that has separated and alienated our peoples for far too long and build bridges of respect, acceptance, forgiveness, reconciliation, love and peace from one heart to another.
University of the Incarnate Word
Inspired by Judeo-Christian values, the University of the Incarnate Word educates men and women who will become concerned and enlightened citizens. The curriculum offers students an integrated program of liberal arts and professional studies that includes a global perspective and an emphasis on social justice and community service.