National Philanthropy Day is a special occasion dedicated to celebrating the altruistic actions of individuals who make a positive impact on their communities. On this meaningful day, we shine a light on ProAction, a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing job opportunities in the medical field through education. We explore the heartwarming stories and initiatives of ProAction, emphasizing the crucial role that donors play in transforming lives within our community.
Investing in Education: ProAction directs its philanthropic efforts toward student scholarships for the ProAction Emergency Services Institute. These scholarships create opportunities for aspiring healthcare professionals like Avery Perez, a recent high school graduate, and recipient of the Jill Field Scholarship. Avery’s dream is to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and thanks to this scholarship, she’s now ready to embark on her educational journey.
“It’s always been something I wanted to do. I had to put off school for a year to try and save money, but now with this scholarship, I am able to start right away.” The support from donors has enabled individuals like Avery to pursue rewarding careers in healthcare, ultimately benefiting our entire community by increasing the availability of qualified medical professionals.
– Avery Perez, Jill Field Scholarship recipient
The support from donors has enabled individuals like Avery to pursue rewarding careers in healthcare, ultimately benefiting our entire community by increasing the availability of qualified medical professionals.
The Power of Philanthropy: For Henry Brutus, the Executive Director of ProAction, philanthropy is at the core of their efforts to advance careers in healthcare. He emphasized the significance of donors, stating, “Our donors are a special group of people who help sustain our missions, to bring quality healthcare and educational opportunities to the Borderland. It is my goal to increase the impact of our message to donors who may not know we are a nonprofit organization. I welcome anyone to reach out to me and learn more about ProAction.”
A Legacy of Compassion: ProAction’s journey began with the passion and dedication of its founder, Jill Field. A nurse who started her career working in a local hospital, Ms. Field took a bold step in 1995 when she invested her life savings to establish ProAction. Her initial mission was to support educational opportunities, and since then, ProAction has continued to grow, benefiting the community through scholarship programs. Additionally, the organization has trained numerous EMT students who’ve gone on to serve their community with their life-saving medical skills.
BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas: A Remarkable Contribution: In a beautiful demonstration of corporate philanthropy, BlueCross and BlueShield of Texas has contributed $25,000 towards ProAction’s cause. This generous donation further reinforces the commitment to improving healthcare education and job opportunities in our community.
As we celebrate National Philanthropy Day, we applaud ProAction for its unwavering commitment to creating a more educated and empowered community. The stories of scholarship recipients like Avery Perez and the tireless efforts of ProAction’s team serve as a testament to the incredible impact that philanthropy can have on our society. We encourage local philanthropists and community members to consider supporting ProAction’s noble mission, helping them continue their remarkable work in the years to come.
For more information about ProAction and how you can contribute to their cause, visit www.pro-action.org/donate, contact Cristina Rodda at [email protected], or call 915-549-1146.
About ProAction Emergency Services Institute: ProAction Emergency Services Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing job opportunities in the medical field through education. They provide scholarships for aspiring healthcare professionals, like Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and are committed to creating a brighter future for our community.