By: Jeannette E. Garcia
San Antonio nonprofit leader Judy Treviño is receiving an award from Dallas-based Texas Women’s Foundation.
Treviño is the executive director of CCVI Ministries, Inc., an international nonprofit organization headquartered in San
Antonio sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate
She, along with four other recipients from across the state, will each receive the Maura “Women Helping Women” Award, which is presented to Texans over 40 who use their leadership to catalyze change and advance opportunities for young girls and women alike, according to the application form from the organization. Two additional individuals are receiving the Foundation’s Young Leader award.
“Judy is phenomenal leader, and we are pleased that she’s the first San Antonio honoree receiving the influential Maura Women Helping Women Award, named after Maura McNiel who was a pioneer in elevating women and girls,” Roslyn Dawson Thompson, Texas Women’s Foundation president and CEO, told the Business Journal in an emailed statement adding that all of the women will be honored at a virtual event April 29.
This cohort of women will join more than 200 previous honorees who have received the award in 42 years, as reported by Dallas Innovates.
Treviño has a long history of helping women specifically understand financial reports and statements. She has led
training sessions to high schoolers who are considering opening their own businesses, taught women in the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Latina Leadership Institute how to look at nonprofit financial statements and budgets,according to the application submitted to the foundation by Michelle Martinez, a local public relations small business owner and mentee of Treviño.
“She is always eager to help others understand financial information,” Martinez wrote. “She is eager to help elevate women by teaching them the tools needed to negotiate their salary and benefits. She has also assisted women entrepreneurs with their budget and financial questions, providing them with a better understanding of their financial information to be able to make decisions about their business.”
Treviño also currently sits on the state’s Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board. The board oversees the Texas Tuition Promise Fund and the Texas College Savings Plan. Her term was set to expire on Feb. 1, however that board’s members continue to serve until a replacement is appointed, according to the state’s website. “I can truly say Judy talks the talk and walks the walk – she is uplifting others and even when she does not have the answer, she will connect someone to the right resource,” Martinez added.