Tom Early, San Angelo Health Foundation

TITLE: President

FOCUS AREAS: Health, education, social services, arts, environment, civic improvement

CONTACT: 325-486-0185; tomearly@sahfoundation.org  

PROFILE: Tom Early is the president of the San Angelo Health Foundation and just one of two staff members who manage foundation activities. To learn about Early’s approach to philanthropy, read his “PROGRESS: Health Foundation Hits Assistance Milestone” article in the San Angelo Stanard Times. He wrote:

The economic expansion and population growth we are now experiencing come with many benefits but also issues such as the additional strain on social and health services. We will continue to support the community’s infrastructure and attempt to fill gaps in services. A good example is the proposed detox center and expanded capacity at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of the Concho Valley. We’ve committed $1 million toward this effort in the hopes it can be leveraged to bring in other needed funds for the project.

Early also serves on the board of directors for Philanthropy Southwest. He is an alumni of Angelo State University. According to Early, his foundation conducts very little fundraising. Instead the vast majority of the organization's capital is grown through investments.