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International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner

February 23

Please join the World Affairs Council of San Antonio
as we honor Nancy and Edward Steves
with the International Citizen of the Year Award.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00 Reception
7:00 Dinner

At Marriott Rivercenter

International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner
Keynote Speaker: Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush

 

Nancy and Edward Steves

Nancy and Edward Steves

Nancy and Edward Steves have served the city and state they love for decades, providing leadership for a host of organizations, initiatives and programs that have benefitted San Antonio and Texas in countless ways.  Their devotion to their community is typical of the generations of Steves who trace their San Antonio roots back to the original Canary Island settlers of the city.

Their energy is still focused on making a difference for the broader community and they are active and involved in doing so on virtually a daily basis.

Nancy Marchbanks Steves was born in Brownsville, the daughter of a military family, and wound up being raised in San Antonio.  She met Edward in 9th grade and asked him out to the annual Sadie Hawkins dance – they married 8 years later.  Today, after 41 years their partnership is going strong.

Nancy’s commitment to service is far-reaching.  She currently serves on the Board of the San Antonio Museum of Art and chairs the Visiting Committee for Latin American Art for the museum, and is active in many other community service organizations, working with all of them as a “community power couple” with Edward.

Edward Galt Steves is Chief Executive Officer for Steves & Sons, founded 150 years ago in San Antonio by family patriarch Edward Steves.  Today, Edward Galt Steves, an eleventh-generation San Antonian, is the latest in an uninterrupted line of family leadership for the company, which is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of quality interior and exterior doors.  Steves & Sons employs more than 950 people, with offices and facilities in San Antonio, Richmond, Virginia and Lebanon, Tennessee.

Edward’s strategic leadership of the company has ensured its continuing success, but he has always committed much of his time to helping civic, community and philanthropic organizations in San Antonio and Texas.  His involvement on community boards seems ubiquitous, as many over the years have tapped him for his skills and abilities.

When community needs and opportunities arise, Edward and Nancy freely and fully give their time and their abilities.  As Edward says, “Nancy and I are passionate patriots for this country, for Texas and for San Antonio.”

They have a daughter, Gloria Galt Steves Dilley, and a grandson, Edward Galt Steves Dilley, of whom they are very proud.  Nancy and Edward are quick to tell you that young Edward, now age 2, will be the seventh generation of the family to work not only for the family company – Steves & Sons – but also as a community volunteer for San Antonio.  Growing up with the legacy of service exemplified by their grandparents, how could he do anything less?

 

Laura Bush

Laura W. Bush

Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States, is an advocate for literacy, education and women’s rights. After leaving the White House, President and Mrs. Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. The Center is home to the Bush Presidential Museum and Library and the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy center established to solve today’s most pressing challenging by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action.

As Chair of the Bush Institute’s Women’s Initiative, Mrs. Bush promotes access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity for women and girls around the world. The Women’s Initiative programs are preparing and empowering the next generation of women leaders in North Africa and the Middle East, working to ensure the expansion and protection of women’s rights in Afghanistan, and engaging and supporting First Ladies from around the world to effectively use their unique platforms to advance issues for women and girls in their countries.

Laura Bush is a leading voice for spreading freedom and promoting human rights across the globe. For more than a decade, she has led efforts through the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council to protect the hard-earned rights of women in that country.

As First Lady, Mrs. Bush advocated the importance of literacy and education to advance opportunity for America’s young people and to foster healthy families and communities. She highlighted the importance of preparing children to become lifelong learners, convening in 2001 a White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development. Laura Bush has visited schools around the world and met with students in nations from Afghanistan to Zambia, with a particular focus on the education of girls and women.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Ambassador Extraordinary $50,000 

• Premier Seating for Table of 10
• VIP Reception for 10 guests
• Photos with Keynote Speaker, up to 10 photos
• “We Are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope” book signed by Keynote Speaker, 10 copies • Full Page Advertisement in Program
• Onscreen recognition during Dinner
• Recognition on the World Affairs Council of San Antonio website
• World Affairs Council of San Antonio World Leader Membership ($10,000 value) 

Ministers Plenipotentiary $25,000 

• Premium Seating for Table of 10
• VIP Reception for 10 guest
• Photos with Keynote Speaker, up to seven photos
• “We are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope” book signed by Keynote Speaker, seven copies • 1/2 Page Advertisement in Program
• Recognition on the World Affairs Council of San Antonio website
• Onscreen recognition during Dinner
• World Affairs Council of San Antonio Statesman Membership ($5,500 value) 

Charges d’Affaires $10,000 

• Premium Seating for Table of 10
• VIP Reception for 10 guests
• Photos with Keynote Speaker, up to five photos
• “We are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope” book signed by Keynote Speaker, five copies • 1/4 Page Advertisement in Program
• Recognition on the World Affairs Council of San Antonio website
• Onscreen recognition during Dinner
• World Affairs Council of San Antonio Diplomat Membership ($2,750 value) 

Counselors $7,500 

• Seating for Table of 10
• VIP Reception for six guests
• Photos with Keynote Speaker, up to three photos
• “We are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope” book signed by Keynote Speaker, three copies • 1/8 Page Advertisement in Program
• Recognition on the World Affairs Council of San Antonio website
• Onscreen recognition during Dinner
• World Affairs Council of San Antonio Small Business Membership ($1,200 value) 

Secretaries $5,000 

• Seating for Table of 10
• VIP Reception for four guests
• Photos with Keynote Speaker, up to two photos
• “We are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope” book signed by Keynote Speaker, two copies • Sponsor Listing in Program
• Recognition on the World Affairs Council of San Antonio website
• Onscreen recognition during Dinner

Diplomat $3,500

• Seating for a Table of 10
• VIP Reception for two guests
• Photos with Keynote Speaker, one photo
• ‘We are Afghan Women: Voices of Hope” book signed by Keynote Speaker, one copy
• Sponsor Listing in Program
• Recognition on the World Affairs Council of San Antonio website
• Onscreen recognition during Dinner

Individual Ticket $350
Individuals will be invited to the general reception and have a seat for dinner.


Registration for this event is now CLOSED.
Questions? Please call us at 210.308.9494 or send us an e-mail to wacofsa@wacofsa.org. 

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Date:
February 23
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Venue

Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio , Tx
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