On April 6 , the San Antonio-Mexico Friendship Council (SAMFCO) hosted its inaugural Fiesta 2022 President’s Reception at the Mexican Consulate to toast supporters and friends who continued to support the organization and its mission during the pandemic. “Founded in the early 1990s, SAMFCO was envisioned by the late Tom Frost and Veronica Salazar as a support mechanism for the Mexican Consulate in San Antonio. The Consulate’s large service (including Corpus Christi) provides not only passport/visa services but extends to educational initiatives, cultural awareness and through its Ventanillas Program, health programing the Mexican community living in the United States. “In spite ogf a pandemic and thru events like this reception , the Board of Directors and I proudly continue the effort to support the work of the Consulate set out by our founder, Tom Frost and Veronica Salazar” , said Louis R. Escareño, the 2022 SAMFCO President.
The 100 guests included the Consul General of Mexico Ruben Minutti Zannata , Richard Perez, President/CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio City Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, Bexar County Commissioner Rebeca Clay Flores and 2021 Gala Sponsors Carlos and Malu Alvarez/Shiner Bock ; Luisa Caso/Toyota; Javier Lopez de Obeso/AEM San Antonio; Calixto Mateos/NADBANK; Laura Cortez/La Familia Cortez ; Sherry Dowlatshahi/City of San Antonio; Magdalena Barrera/University Health System; Dr. Lisa Montoya/UTSA; Juan Antonio Flores/Port San Antonio; and Iñigo Arzac/Saber Es Poder.