Letter From the Founder 2015/2016

Greetings to all from St. Anthony’s Alliance, and here is to hoping you enjoyed a happy, peaceful holiday season!  As 2015 wound down, St. Anthony’s celebrated the successful completion of The Lavender Project in Mexico, and its transition to an independent, wholly owned and operated Mexican corporation.  The full details are included in another post. That said, St. Anthony’s Alliance is now focusing on the development of the not-for-profit Civil Association for the community of La Colorada. This is the Mexican equivalent to our 501(C) 3 organization, which will allow the community to apply for grants and other funding from the Mexican government at the federal, state and municipal levels. We are continuing to support the AC by providing consultants for Board leadership and grant writing, in addition to programmatic support for medical transportation, the library and computer learning center, the nutrition program, school scholarships and clean drinking water initiatives.  The not-for-profit AC working in collaboration with The Lavender Project will hopefully provide synergy for the entire community to expand programs for economic and social development.

Although The Lavender Project has been completed, St. Anthony’s Alliance is still involved with other projects including the Damien House in Ecuador, Faith Alive Hospital in Nigeria and Casa de Salud in Albuquerque.  These are all worthwhile projects that benefit hundreds of people. I hope these projects are as inspiring for you as they are for us. We hope you will consider supporting — or continuing to support — them through your generous contributions.

Thanks to you all once again!

James R. Tryon MD, Founder