Texas Border Business
On October 8, 2020, Yvonne “Bonnie” Gonzalez CEO for Knapp Community Care foundation in Weslaco, TX, was announced as the recipient of the 2020 Exponent Philanthropy Outsized Impact Award. This award honors an individual from an Exponent Philanthropy member organization in achieving outsized or greater than expected impact.
The recognition was announced via a Virtual Town Hall Meeting for members. Mrs. Gonzalez was among 3 finalists from across the nation!
In a message accepting the award Mrs. Gonzalez shared, “We are right on the US Mexican Border in deep South Texas, and if you know anything about the Rio Grande Valley, you know we are a resilient community” said Gonzalez “We must continue to engage in our communities and our partners, and we must also continue to take risks, and look where others have not. While the future is unknown it will be bright if we continue to invest in each other.”
Knapp Community Care Foundation (KCCF) is a non-profit private foundation, formed in the fall of 2012 with a mission to improve the health of Mid-Valley families! The foundation has awarded over $32 Million to local and national organizations which provide programs and activities that impact long term health of residents in our community.
To learn more about the foundation visit their website at community care. today. For more information contact the Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce at 956-968-2102.