The Harvey E. Najim Foundation
Special to NHOME
In business, there is a reason that we look to those who accomplished great things. We should also look to those who give back to their community demonstrating what’s in the heart.
As a child, I was raised on the words of the apostle Paul, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
San Antonio is blessed to be home of the Najim Family Foundation. Since 2007, the Najim Family Foundation & Mr. Najim, personally have given out in grants and pledges approximately $65 million to close to 200 different children’s charitable organizations. “For more than thirty years, I have been focused on building and creating a successful business,” said Najim. “This foundation allows me to move from being a successful business leader to becoming a community leader focused on the needs of others.”
A computer mogul, Najim found himself suddenly blessed with more than he needed. Having experienced a soul searching, personal transformation a few years prior, in the winter of 2006 he wired $75 million into the new Harvey E. Najim Foundation.
“I am fortunate to be in this position,” he said. “This community has provided so much for my company, my family, and me. I am excited about being able to give back. Awarding grants to non-profit organizations focused on children is my way of personally contributing to the future of San Antonio. I am hopeful that my foundation will help make a difference in the lives of children and increase the quality of life in our community.”
There are many who will attest to the fact that the Najim Foundation has made a difference in the lives of children. There is an abundance of children’s charities that are greatly appreciative of donations.
Two of Mr. Najim’s favorites are the Assistance League that provides clothes to low income children and the Food Bank that distributes backpacks for low income kids every weekend.
For more information contact www.najimfoundation.org.