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Meet the Texasnonprofits Advisory Board Gregorio Flores III and Jacqueline Beretta
Press Release

April, 2004

The Texas Think Tank has been commissioned to advise TXNP on how to take this valuable resource to a higher level. This includes improving nonprofit capabilities, facilitating the grant search process, encouraging corporate philanthropy, expanding the reach of foundation giving in Texas, and fostering multi-levels of collaboration.

There are gaps in the marketplace - a technology gap and a gap between donors and charitable causes. TXNP was designed to fill the gap, deliver current and up to date resource tools in a fast and efficient way, and make valuable connections between donors and nonprofits.

Instead of giving a man a fish and feeding him for a day we hope to teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. In changing our model of teaching people how to fish, we saw the opportunity to use technology to help nonprofits learn how to fish better.

We also want to create a community of shared values – where people could tell success stories and build relationships that lead to greater participation and transformation. Every day we take small steps to solve big problems.

Gregorio Flores III - Director of Public Affairs H-E-B Grocery Company – San Antonio
Gregorio (Greg) Flores has been in Public Affairs department at H-E-B for over five years. His areas of responsibility include directing the regional public affairs functions for San Antonio, and the corporate-wide communications functions of the largest grocery retail company in Texas. In addition to serving as a corporate spokesperson, his responsibilities include media relations, government relations, corporate philanthropy, public relations, community relations and employee relations.

Flores is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Public Affairs degree from the L.B.J. School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Greg serves in numerous leadership capacities in the community, as board member of the Salvation Army, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, KLRN Public Television and board chair for City Year San Antonio. In 2002, Greg received an appointment from Governor Rick Perry and serves as Commissioner on the Texas Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, which has recently become the Texas One Star Foundation. Greg is certified by the Management Development Program in Corporate Community Relations at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Greg joined H-E-B in 1998 and currently resides in San Antonio with his wife Patricia and two children Arianna and Catarina.

Jacqueline Beretta – Editor and Publisher Texasnonprofits – San Antonio

Jacqueline Beretta has 33 years of professional work experience in the nonprofit world. She is Chairman of the Beretta Foundation in San Antonio. She is also the creator and inspiration for http://www.texasnonprofits.org.

Historically she was Vice President of Operations for the Los Angeles international advertising firm Electric Ideas, Executive Editor of San Antonio Homes and Gardens Magazine, and owner of a graphics and web design firm based in both Fort Collins, CO. and San Antonio.

She is a graduate of The National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C., and received a BA in business and history at Trinity University. Through Trinity she studied at the London School of Economics. In addition to her formal degrees Jacqueline has received training from The Grantsmanship Center.

Jacqueline's community Service began early at twenty-one when she became a member of The Santa Rosa Children’s Foundation board. Since then, she has served on such boards as The Witte Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio Academy, The U.S. Modern Pentathlon, Learning About Learning Educational Foundation, the San Antonio Botanical Center, and The San Antonio Public Library Foundation.

Currently Ms. Beretta is a Director of Earth & Sky Radio Series in Austin, The Mind Science Foundation, and National Advisory Board Member of the Humane Society of the United States in Washington, D.C.

She has been involved with many capital campaigns, fundraising events, and committees such as the Alliance for Non Profit Management, The Women's Leadership Council, The Texas Network, Greenlights in Austin, Trinity University National Alumni Association Reorganization Committee, the first San Antonio Academy Capital Campaign, Co-Chairman of The Blessed Sacrament Academy Scholarship Endowment Campaign, The San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo Scholarship Committee, The Witte Game Dinner Co-Chairman and subsequently Chairman, Mind Science Foundation Gala Chairman, Co-Chair Decorations for Zoobilation, and The San Antonio Sports Gala Committee member. She has served as a Volunteer at the Minnie Piper Stevens Foundation Library, Brooke General Hospital, and the Santa Rosa Children's Hospital.

Her book, Fugitive Letters - 1829 to 1836 - Stephen F. Austin to David G. Burnett, 1981, won the prestigious Texas Historical Award for Best Local History and received a Letter of Merit from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Ms. Beretta has three children - J.B. who lives in San Antonio, and Emily, a talent agent in Los Angeles and Ali, a young actress, who live in Santa Monica, California. She married Benjamin Rodriguez 1 ½ years ago.


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