As a past recipient of the Good Scout Award and Advisory Board Member of the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, I am proud to announce that the 38th Annual Good Scout Award will honor an exceptional couple, Carlos and Malú Alvarez. The “Good Scout” Award is an annual award presented to individuals who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Recipients are chosen for their outstanding contributions to the community, as well as the respect and esteem in which they are held by their friends and colleagues. This year’s Good Scout Award Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in San Antonio at the Norris Conference Center in the Red Oak Ballroom.
Carlos is a true visionary who is one of our city’s greatest business leaders. He is Chairman and CEO of The Gambrinus Company, which he founded in 1986 when he moved from his native Mexico with his family to San Antonio. He is responsible for bringing Corona Beer to the U.S. and developing Corona into one of the most successful global beer brands. In 1989, he acquired what at the time was a little-known, ailing brewery in Shiner, Texas, and transformed Shiner Bock into Texas’ best-selling craft beer.
Carlos and Malú have also established themselves as leaders in our community through their tremendous support of a very wide range of charitable and civic causes to which they have given generously of their time and money. They have given millions of dollars to virtually every college in San Antonio as well as to others across the country, they have been major supporters of St. Mary’s Hall High School in San Antonio, and they support numerous other educational programs. They are leading supporters of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and in 2014 alone they gave a $1 million gift to help the campaign meet its fundraising goal. They generously support human services programs through foundational contributions to organizations like Haven for Hope, to which they have also contributed millions of dollars, both personally and through their foundation. They support the arts and have made substantial contributions to organizations like The Tobin Center for The Performing Arts, for which a 250-seat studio is named in Carlos’ honor. And in 2018 they gave a multi-million-dollar gift to Texas Public radio to help the organization expand its educational, cultural and civic programs. Carlos also serves on the national boards of the World Affairs Council of America and National Public Radio, and on the local boards of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the Tobin Center.
The Good Scout Award Luncheon is a major fundraising opportunity for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council, and we are asking for your support. With funds raised at this event, we can continue to provide Scouting programs to nearly 18,000 youth in Bexar County and in the surrounding 12 counties. Enclosed with this letter are ways you can provide support. Should you have any questions, please contact Courtney Bukowski, Director of Development of the Boy Scouts of America, at 210-296-7623 or Courtney.Bukowski@Scouting.org.
Thank you for your consideration, and I hope that you will join me as we present this well-deserved honor to Carlos and Malú and thank them for their incredible contributions to our community.
Chairman of the Board of NuStar Energy L.P
2001 Good Scout Award Honoree