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Gift Honoring Bob Morehead

Good Samaritan Community Services - Pharr Receives $52,500 Gift
Pharr, TX -- Good Samaritan Community Services (GSCS) is pleased to announce that the Cook-Collins-Dalton-McCullick families have honored Bob Morehead for his many years of service by making a gift of $52,500 to establish an endowment in support of GSCS - Pharr programs.

"Bob has worked for our family business for over 40 years now and we are so grateful for the leadership and vision that he he has brought us," says Jim Collins,President of Rioco, "He has dedicated so much to Good Sam here in the Valley and we could not think of a better way to honor him."

Bob Morehead is President and CFO of Mayfair Properties/Rioco, a company he has been with for 45 years. A Pharr native himself, he has made it a point to continuously give back to his community. He has held leadership roles at St. John's Episcopal Church, the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley, two City of McAllen Zoning boards and Beta Gamma Sigma. He first became involved with Good Sam as a mentor and a tutor and currently leads the localAdvisory Board. Bob has a heart for the South Texas children. "When I was asked to join the board, I knew that God was inviting me to serve Him through the children of Good Samaritan," Bob said.

"Bob is not only a major asset to the families who are honoring him, but to the Good Sam community as well," said GSCS CEO, Jill Oettinger."He really embodies the parable of the Good Samaritan with his passion for children and is a major contributor in helping us fulfill our mission to help youth overcome the impact of poverty."

In recognition of the gift, GSCS will rename the "University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley" classroom the "Bob Morehead University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley" classroom in honor of Mr. Morehead.

For more information, please contact Jill H. Vassar atjill.vassar@goodsamtx.orgor 210-424-2065.
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About Good Samaritan Community Services
Good Samaritan Community Servicesisa catalyst for change, supporting individuals and families by providing excellent community services to overcome the impact of poverty.These services include a child development program, afterschool and summer youth enrichment programs, a college readiness program, family services, and the only nationally accredited senior center in south Texas.What began as a ministry of the Episcopal Church on the west side of San Antonio in 1951 now reaches 5,500 individuals and families across eight (8) sites in seven (7) South Texas cities.

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