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1: What’s your main interest/focus on asset building in 2021?
The San Antonio Regional Asset Funders Steering Committee is focused on financial coaching through training partnerships with community partners. We’re also working with the City of San Antonio to incorporate financial literacy in a new workforce training initiative for displaced workers learning in demand job skills to increase their earning capacity and learn financial skills to better manage increasing incomes.
2: What’s the most “ah-ha” provoking new book or research that you’ve read in the past year?
Brene Brown’s “Dare to Lead” provides insights that make us all want to reach inside and extend a helping hand, in collaboration as well as in leading others along the way. What I love about this book is that it dives deep into leadership, courage and bravery and how it can take many forms; that it’s not a trait, but a learned skill and being vulnerable is at the core. Plus, Brene Brown was born in San Antonio and is now a professor in Houston. Go Texas!
3: What’s your advice to anyone starting out in Asset Building?
Asset building is the long term foundation for life. Learning opportunities are plentiful and opportunities to develop these money management skills are critical at every stage in our lives. Texas Capital Bank has been offering virtual financial literacy classes for numerous nonprofits across the state over the past year and is continuing to meet the needs of helping consumers reach and maintain financial stability.
4: What was your first job?
I worked my way through college as a newspaper reporter at the San Antonio Express-News where I did everything from general assignments to feature stories, including celebrity interviews. I learned to work under time pressures to meet daily deadlines and to take a lot of information and make it interesting and to the point for readers. I even got to yell out “Stop the Presses” one morning as we were putting the afternoon edition out when there was a major break in a kidnapping story.
About Gloria Delgado, Vice President – Community Development, Texas Capital Bank
As the bank’s Community Development Officer in San Antonio, I lead our community engagement and corporate social responsibility programs through strategic community partnerships and investments that serve low and moderate income communities. Texas Capital Bank supports nonprofit organizations that empower and serve those communities that are undergoing economic development and revitalization initiatives. Volunteerism and philanthropic giving are core values and part of our DNA.
Texas Capital Bank is a regional bank headquartered in Dallas, with offices in the major Texas markets of Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. We’re helping Texas communities prosper through impactful relationships that include investments, philanthropy and volunteerism. We believe strong communities are our best investment.