Thank you for becoming a champion for El Buen Samaritano! We promise to make it easy for you to fulfill such a role. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
Language you can use to describe El Buen:
El Buen Samaritano is an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas committed to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable health-care, education and financial security services.
Over 12,000 people walk through the doors of El Buen Samaritano each year looking to lead healthy and productive lives. The organization provides whole health for the whole family through a wide variety of medical, mental health, and wellness services. It also offers education programs that seek to strengthen families by providing learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages. And through financial security programming, El Buen helps individuals out of poverty by providing the most basic human need—food—and a vision to offer one-on-one financial coaching.
Be sure to explain to them in your own words why you’re passionate about El Buen and encourage them to help you raise funds for El Buen! Here’s a personal SAMPLE:
In the 6.5 years I’ve worked at El Buen Samaritano, I’ve met so many families who express the impact and inspiration they’ve received from staff and volunteers throughout the years. As a member of the staff, I can honestly say it is me who is inspired by the families we serve every day. Their ambition to learn, live healthy, and raise children who are healthy and ready to succeed in life, motivates me to do the same for myself and my future family.
I encourage you to consider making El Buen one of your Amplify Austin favorite nonprofits, tell your friends and family why El Buen calls to you, and support our cause. The holistic system of care El Buen provides to uninsured families truly considers the entire individual: through exercise, nutrition, mental health, physical health and spiritual health. The education programs El Buen offers provide learning opportunities for every member of the family. And through financial security programming, El Buen helps individuals out of poverty by providing the most basic human need–food–and a vision to offer one-on-one financial coaching.
You can see why it is so easy to become passionate about El Buen. Now, I urge you to help me raise funds to benefit the families we serve.
We’re excited to help crank up the giving in Central Texas by Amplifying Austin through El Buen! Help us spread the word and reach our goal of $20,000 in 24 hours by advocating for our mission and becoming an El Buen ambassador!
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For Immediate Release
CONTACT: Ivan Dávila
(Austin, Texas/February 25, 2014) – El Buen Samaritano, a nonprofit and outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, is pleased to announce the appointment of Iliana Gilman as its executive director starting April 1, 2014. Gilman is a recognized behavioral and physical health advocate, bringing nearly two decades of nonprofit experience to El Buen Samaritano.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors of El Buen Samaritano, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and the families we serve, I am delighted to welcome Iliana Gilman as our new executive director,” said the Rt. Rev. Dena A. Harrison, board chair. “We look forward to joining hands with her as we work toward the fulfillment of our vision to strengthen more families within the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.”
As executive director of El Buen Samaritano, Gilman will oversee a 26-year-old organization that strengthens families through health care, education and financial security services. In 2013, El Buen Samaritano served more than 12,000 individuals. The Wallace Mallory Clinic alone saw nearly 8,000 patients and provided approximately 20,000 medical visits; more than 1,800 adults benefitted from its adult education program and almost 4,700 individuals participated in the food pantry program.
“It is an honor to join El Buen Samaritano’s family. I look forward to working together with staff, board and stakeholders to grow its mission in our community.” Gilman said. “The services and programs that El Buen Samaritano offers are critical for the thousands of uninsured families in Central Texas who go without health care every year, who do not have access to education needed to successfully compete in the workforce and who cannot afford nutritious foods and healthy living options. I am committed to this important work ahead.”
Gilman is currently the chief strategy officer at Austin Travis County Integral Care, where her responsibilities span from major communication and outreach initiatives to policy and governance administration to strategic operations and planning. Prior to joining Austin Travis County Integral Care, Gilman worked for the Association of Junior Leagues International, the Texas Association for School Administrators and KLRU in various communications positions.
Gilman’s community involvement has included serving on the Board of Directors for both SafePlace and Hospice Austin, and working on the Senior Advising Program for Con Mi Madre – Austin. She is a member of The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin Community Advisory Council and of the National Council for Behavioral Health Addressing Health Disparities inaugural class – receiving national recognition for her work in promoting health equity, identifying ways to increase patient engagement and improving access to services through cultural competency.
She received a Master’s of Arts degree in media studies from The New School University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.
About El Buen Samaritano:
El Buen Samaritano is a nonprofit and outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas committed to helping Latino and other families in Central Texas lead healthy, productive and secure lives through high-quality and affordable health-care, education and financial security services. Since 1987, El Buen Samaritano has strengthened families in Central Texas by providing learning opportunities for adults and children of all ages, whole health services for the whole family and a robust food assistance program. For more information, visit www.elbuen.org or call 512.439.0700.