Social Impact Heroes: Why & How Angela Garcia of The UGLI Foundation Is Helping To Change Our World
Remember anything is possible: The first time I heard a dear friend speak, who has built one of the most successful, billion-dollar businesses in the country, she told me, as a woman, that I can do anything I want to do. When we work together, we can solve anything.
As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Angela Garcia of The UGLI Foundation.
In her career as a broadcast journalist, Angela Garcia worked as an on-air reporter and host for FOX Sports Southwest, NBC / The Golf Channel, and SiriusXM. In addition to The UGLI Foundation, Angela is also the co-founder of the Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation, which supports organizations that help children, foster families, and growing the game of golf; a board member of the Save Muny Foundation, and co-chair of the American Heart Association of Austin Circle of Red Campaign.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path and point in your life?
We live in a world where bullying has become an everyday occurrence that impacts everyone. We can no longer escape it, particularly young people in school. Gone are the days of having someone make fun of you in the hallway or classroom, but then that was it. When you weren’t right next to them you could escape it. You could go home and not have to worry about it. Now the bullying follows us everywhere. We can be bullied via text, direct message, social media posts and of course, face to face. I am thankful I didn’t have to go to junior high and high school with social media, BUT as a parent of two small children, I worry about the future they will face. I cannot stand by and do nothing…