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The Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation

Building Hope for Future Generations

Established in December 2006, the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation is aimed at helping children’s charitable organizations in the greater San Antonio area. Mr. Najim used $75 million of the proceeds from an equity partnership transaction to initially create the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation.

Established in December 2006, the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation is aimed at helping children’s charitable organizations in the greater San Antonio area. Mr. Najim used $75 million of the proceeds from an equity partnership transaction to initially create the Harvey E. Najim Family Foundation.

“For more than thirty years, I have been focused on building and creating a successful business,” said Najim. “This foundation allows me to move from being a successful business leader to becoming a community leader focused on the needs of others.”

HARVEY E. NAJIM - FOUNDER

Featured Spotlight Organization

Special Olympics Texas – San Antonio

Special Olympics Texas – San Antonio was established to provide year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children with intellectual disabilitiesin the Greater San Antonio Area, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other athletes and the community.  Currently, there are 14,448 athletes in the Greater San Antonio Area that participate in the Special Olympics training, area competitions, and programming with the assistance of local Special Olympics certified coaches and volunteers.

What Special Olympics does for Children:

Special Olympics vastly improves the lives of children with intellectual disabilities (ID); the earlier they begin in the Special Olympics the more they benefit in lasting ways as they grow.  They provide a two-pronged approach to reaching children with ID.  First Prong: Beginning at age eight, school-aged children ages eight and older are offered 18 different Olympic-type sports to train and participate in.  Athletes are tracked by age, gender, and sports skill-level for appropriate placement in competitions so that each child has the best opportunity to win.  Currently, there are over 5,000 children participating in Special Olympics sports and programming within the city of San Antonio.  Second Prong: Young Athletes Program (YAPs) is a sports-play program that introduces children, ages two to seven, to the world of physical activity and teamwork YAPs concentrates on applying the skills learned to prepare each child athlete for the Special Olympics or traditional sports competitions.  Currently, there are over 2,600 children in the San Antonio YAPs program.

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New Program LAUNCH: Super Summer Readers

The Najim Family Foundation, The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, SA Youth and San Antonio Youth Literacy (SAYL) are launching the Super Summer Readers Program that focuses on the importance of summer reading. Conceived and funded by Harvey E. Najim, the purpose of the Super Summer Readers program is to assess the impact that adult reading mentorship and guidance can have on youth reading progress, especially during the Summer months when academic learning loss can be prevented. The pilot program will include 500 rising 3rd, rising 4th, and rising 5th-grade students and aims at preventing the lower academic achievements that are seen at the start of a new school year then they were at the beginning of summer break.