The 100 Club of San Antonio received an undisclosed large donation from car dealer Red McCombs on Friday as part of the company’s Partnership in Education Fund.
The organization provides financial support for the family of fallen law enforcement officers from any jurisdiction in Bexar County.
Director of Operations for Red McCombs Enterprises Speedy Gonzalez said a quarterly contribution will continue through car sales following this initial donation.
"Every time a vehicle is sold, or a customer comes in and says, ‘Look, I support the 100 Club,’ we will fill out a form that goes to the foundation and the foundation issues check every quarter to the 100 Club," Gonzalez said.
San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said the 100 Club is like an insurance policy, especially for the families of fallen officers like Stephanie Brown, who left a very young daughter behind.
"It’s a relief to know that there is someone there, some agency there that is going to take care of children’s educational needs when they get older," McManus said.
The 100 Club is funded through $100 annual memberships. Survivors are given $5,000 after the death of an officer. Their children are then given monthly checks for five years after they turn 18.
Red McCombs’ Education fund plans to distribute $500,000 to school districts and educational entities. It donated to the 100 Club due to many survivors using the money for college.
- San Antonio 100 Club online at: www.100clubsa.org