Toyota Donates $500,000 To AlamoPROMISE
September 17, 2019
At a press conference today, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc. (TMMTX) announced a five-year commitment of $500,000 towards the Alamo Colleges District’s AlamoPROMISE program.
AlamoPROMISE will provide the first two years of college at no cost to graduating Bexar County seniors in the form of a last-dollar scholarship, funded with support from private and public sector partners. AlamoPROMISE will fill the gap between a student’s financial aid award and the cost of tuition and fees at one of the five Alamo Colleges.
On hand for the announcement were Texas Governor Greg Abbott; Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff; San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg; Alamo Colleges District Board Vice Chair Joe Alderete, Jr.; Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Mike Flores; Chief Administrative Officer of Toyota Motor North America Chris Reynolds, and Senior Vice President of TMMTX Kevin Voelkel.
“By eliminating barriers to education, the Alamo Colleges District is working to end poverty,” said Voelkel. “Toyota is a mobility company, not just building cars and trucks, we believe in social and economic mobility and AlamoPROMISE is the vehicle for that change.”
Issued over a five-year period, TMMTX’s $500,000 gift will help to eliminate financial barriers to higher education, helping students complete college and obtain the necessary skills for high-wage, high-demand jobs. AlamoPROMISE will be available to eligible seniors from 25 Bexar County public high schools with historically low college-going rates beginning fall 2020. By the fall of 2021, the program will welcome high school graduates from all public high schools in Bexar County.
An investment in college education is an investment in the prosperity and vitality of our community. To learn more about AlamoPROMISE, visit www.alamo.edu/promise.