The honor of continuing to further the mission of Adopt A Needy Family is carried out by a community of individuals that take a genuine interest in the needs of the poor.
Michael Weiss, Chairman
Michael Weiss was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate. Additionally, he attended Oxford University where he studied International Real Estate Finance and the European Common Market.
In July of 1983, Michael joined 4M Properties, Inc. as Vice President and in 1998 was promoted to President. Michael also serves as a Director and owner of 4M Realty Company their brokerage entity.
Michael served as a member of the School Board of Antonian High School. He served as an Executive Director of the San Antonio Board of Realtors and served as the Chairman of The Board of Governors of the Commercial Investment Division now Realtors Commercial Alliance as well as a Director of the Texas Association of Realtors. He currently serves as a Board Chairman for Adopt A Needy Family a 501 C3 not for profit.
“I have been fortunate to be involved with the Adopt A Needy Family organization since it was formed in 1999. Prior to obtaining our 501 (C) 3 status the program was run by a generous caring individual Father James Hubert. Father was my religious teacher in grade school at Mount Sacred Heart School in San Antonio. Father achieved much of his passion for assisting the needy through his introduction to Mother Theresa in 1967. Since that time Father James always sought out the most needy families and found ways to provide both counseling and financial assistance to them. It is with that spirit and his example of serving the poor, through his “Adopt A Needy Family” program, that we continue his legacy of touching those in need.”
A professional school counselor for 23 years and clinician in private practice for the past 3 years Ms. Pfeifer has been involved with Adopt A Needy Family since 1989. Judy’s best experiences are the years when she worked directly with Fr. James Hubert, the founder of the AANF. I am honored to serve as a board member for the cause of serving the poor.
Taylor Brzezinski is a native Texan residing in San Antonio. Ms. Brzezinski graduated from St. Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in 2008. After teaching English in Spain, Ms. Brzezinski returned to St. Mary’s University to pursue her Juris Doctorate. In 2009 she began clerking for the Tom Rhodes Law Firm. Upon graduation, she accepted a position as an Associate with the Firm. Ms. Brzezinski is active in the Archdiocese of San Antonio and, in her free time she enjoys running, cooking, yoga and equestrian activities.
Alejandro Calderon, Advisor & Executive Consultant
As a young student from a family that moved back and forth between San Antonio and Nuevo Laredo following his dad’s business ventures, Alejandro Calderon attended Mount Sacred Heart where he met Father James. Alejandro distinctly remembers giving gifts to Father James so he could help others, not knowing at the time that Father James vision and effort would someday become Adopt A Needy Family. Alejandro enrolled at St. Anthony Junior Seminary, now known as St. Anthony Catholic High School and attended The University of the Incarnate Word. After college he worked for Altos Hornos de Mexico, Dept. of Commerce in Washington DC, and Texas Migrant Council in Laredo. For the past 12 years he has been employed at St. Anthony Catholic High School and is currently the Director of Admissions and Development and Alumni Relations. Alejandro said recently, “It is nice to see what Father James began as a small project grow into Adopt A Needy Family and what it has the potential to become, Father James would be proud of Adopt A Needy Family.”
Jennifer Montes LMSW, Social Worker Coordinator
Board of Directors
- Michael Weiss
- Judy Pfeifer
- Taylor Brzezinski