Fundraising for Non-profits

‘Some of these are big gems in the community’ | San Antonio woman spends birthday fundraising for non-profits [Video]

Student Parents Empowered and Sarah’s Heart were the two featured non-profits.

SAN ANTONIO — For the past 11 years, one San Antonio woman throws a birthday party unlike most. Dr. Ana Potthast helps put on a fundraiser to raise money for non-profits in the San Antonio community to celebrate her special day.

The event features live music and entertainment. There is also a massage therapist one site. The profits from each massage and drink specials are donated to the non-profit organizations. 

This year, Potthast hosted her birthday party fundraiser at Deco Pizza on Fredericksburg Road. She said the event is family friendly and accessible. 

Potthast said each year, the fundraiser continues to grow. The night before her birthday 11 years ago, Potthast was with her friend Jonathan Vela (also known as Aquaman San Antonio) telling him she didn’t have any plans for her birthday.

He suggested donating to charity.

“He unfortunately passed away a few …

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