Thank you for Making a Difference!

The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness (SACADA) is a 501 c (3) not for profit organization started in November 1957. SACADA offers many ways to impact our funding needs. Gifts may be made via different methods. Listed below are the many ways through which you may make a gift.

For any questions, contact Velda Schalk, Development Director, at (210) 225-4741 or email


Velda Schalk

Development Director

Ways to Give to SACADA

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Make a donation online via credit card or PayPal by completing our Online Donation Form. Please remember to indicate the purpose of your gift.

    Optional Tribute Information

    If you are making a memorial or honorarium gift, please complete the fields below. If your gift is for more than one person, please contact the Development Office at (210) 225-4741.

    Credit Card

    SACADA uses PayPal to process safe and secure online credit card transactions. You can also contact SACADA directly to process a credit card payment over the phone. You may contact Velda Schalk with the name printed on your card, your number, card type (Visa, MasterCard, etc.), expiration date, card security code, and amount of your donation. We will also need the purpose of the donation. SACADA knows some are concerned about credit card fraud and stolen numbers. Please know that once this information is given out, all information is destroyed.

    Cash / Check

    Cash/Check is the most common type of charitable gift to SACADA. Cash contributions are deductible and result in tax savings. Checks should be made payable to the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness and mailed to 7500 US Highway 90 W, Suite 201, San Antonio, Texas 78227.

    Be sure to indicate the purpose of your gift on the check or in a cover letter (i.e., event tickets, event sponsorships, program, etc.). SACADA will gladly accept cash gifts – however, we do not recommend mailing cash via postal service or courier. To make a donation using cash, please bring it directly to our office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Matching Gifts

    Thousands of companies offer to match their employee’s charitable contributions, which can double and sometimes triple your donation. Some require forms to be completed by the employee. Others have automated programs that only require a phone call. Most corporations have guidelines that the non-profit organization and employee must meet before a donation is matched. Your company’s Benefits or HR Department can give you more information about their program and should also have the proper forms to complete.

    Mail your form, along with your contribution to SACADA’s Development Office. We will verify your matching gift eligibility and return the form to your employer.

    Endowment Funds

    The goal of an endowment fund is to ensure a robust savings account in which the principal will grow from contributions and sound investments. The interest will provide a stable, long-term source of income to support general operating of SACADA.

    Memorials & Honorary Gifts

    Donations to SACADA may be made in memory of or in honor of someone who was/is special in your life.

    • Maybe you have a loved one who has struggled or is currently struggling with substance misuse and SACADA has/is helping.

    • Maybe there is a Prevention Specialist or a Recovery Coach who made a huge impact on your life.

    • Maybe there is someone special in your life that is passionate about SACADA and the work we do in prevention, intervention, or recovery services.

    SACADA has implemented a Memorial Perpetual Plaque and an Honorarium Perpetual Plaque to be displayed in the front office. Names will be engraved on a nameplate for donations of $100 or more (one-time or cumulative). The family of the deceased and/or the honoree will be notified of your generous donation (no amounts will be given).

    Planned Giving

    A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Commonly donated through a will, bequest, life insurance, or trust. Planned gifts are most often granted once the donor has passed away. Remembering the San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Awareness through planned giving is a meaningful way to help continue our work in prevention, intervention, and recovery to make our community a better place in which to live.

    Fundraising Events

    SACADA holds two major fundraising events each year. The annual Pars for Prevention Charity Golf Tournament is held in May/June. In October, coinciding with National Red Ribbon Week, SACADA holds the annual Red Ribbon Luncheon. Tickets sales, sponsorships, silent auction, and raffle tickets may be purchased for both events. The luncheon has a notable Keynote Speaker.

    Additional Ways to Support SACADA

    • AmazonSmile. While shopping for things and/or gifts you may need, please consider going to You’ll find great items and SACADA will receive a donation.
    • Valero Texas Open – Champions fore Charity:  At the beginning of the year, donations may be made through Champions for Charity on behalf of SACADA. 100% of your donation will go to SACADA and Valero will match it by 7%. The campaigns runs until the Valero Texas Open, typically held in April.
    • The Big Give. The Big Give is South Central Texas’ 24-hour day of online giving fueled by the power of generous donors, creative nonprofits, social media, collaboration, and you! The goal of the Big Give is to support the nonprofits in our region that are committed to making South Central Texas a great place to live, work, and play.
    • Gifts-in-Kind. Gifts-in-kind offset expenses and can include arts and craft supplies, board games, paints, costumes, audio/visual equipment, healthy snacks for children, beverages and bottled water, backpacks, school supplies, and so much more!
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