Written by ACLU of Texas on Feb 1 2013 - 12:26pm
Resolved, That the American Civil Liberties Union mourns the loss, and celebrates the life, of its board member, devoted civil libertarian Richard Alvarado. In 2003, the ACLU of Texas board held a strategic planning retreat. Based upon recommendations from his lifetime of service to civil rights and civil liberties, and his expertise in non-profit governance, Richard was invited to facilitate the discussion. It was love at first meeting.
Written by Don Arispe on Jan 30 2013 - 11:35pm
Richard was a dear friend, mentor and one of my first supervisors in the social service field. I met him in 1985 when I was a Trinity U. Urban Studies graduate student and an intern at the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jan 25 2013 - 5:49pm
Richard Cervantes Alvarado, who helped resettle 15,000 war refugees in Vietnam, transformed and democratized the United Way’s investment process, and spent his life mentoring nonprofit leaders and building community from the San Antonio barrios to the American Civil Liberties Union, died on Jan. 21, 2013. He was 72. He is survived by his sons, Christopher and Marc; his brother, Rodolfo and his wife, Elvira; his younger sister Marina and her husband Raul; his younger brother John, and his wife, Melody; six nieces and nephews and his former wife, Hanh Alvarado.