Lilly and Alan Gretzinger
What inspired you to join the Blood & Tissue Center Foundation Board?
Lilly’s father, Mike Kreager, is one of The Foundation’s founding members. Over the years, we have learned more and more about The Foundation and the amazing causes that it helps support. We are honored to be able to continue the work that Mike started many years ago.
What motivates you?
The many stories of the people who have had their lives positively impacted by BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries. We are continuously amazed by new initiatives that BioBridge Global and its subsidiaries advance, from school-wide COVID-19 testing through Community Labs, to the Brothers in Arms program and regenerative medicine. What we do as part of The Foundation helps make that possible.
Is there anything about your time on the board you would like to share? Most cherished moments or greatest accomplishments, or what you are looking forward to?
Our most memorable moment was touring BioBridge Global’s facilities. At the time of the tour, San Antonio was experiencing a severe shortage of blood supply. Seeing all of the empty refrigerators, and knowing what it would mean for those in need of blood transfusions, was very impactful. This showed us truly how important every blood donation is.
This year we are honored to co-chair the Red & White Ball with Morgan Bertram and Jeanne Bennett and to serve as Vice-chairs of Fundraising on The Foundation’s Executive Board. We are looking forward to an exciting in-person Red & White Ball, which will help raise funds for a new donor room. We are very excited to be able to bring the community together for a great cause.