Ruben Bonilla Community Involvement



    Chairman, Port Commission, Port Authority of Corpus Christi

    Member, Board of Directors, American Bank, Corpus Christi, Texas

    Member, Board of Trustees, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Foundation

    Member, Corpus Christi Metropolitan Planning Organization, Transportation Police Committee

    Member, "Power Up!" Del Mar Foundation

    Advisory Board Member, Texas State Aquarium

    Keaton Fellow, Law School Foundation, University of Texas School of Law

    Board Member, Dean's Roundtable, University of Texas School of Law

    Advisory Board Member, American Bank, Corpus Christi

    Board of Governors, Leadership Corpus Christi

    Chairman, Corpus Christi I.S.D. Master Facilities Review Committee


Past Affiliations


    National President, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), 1979-1981

    Texas State Director LULAC, 1977-1979

    State Chairman, Texas Mexican-American Democrats (MAD,) 1985

    Chairman of the Board, LULAC National Educational Service Center 1981-1990

    Chairman of the Board, Boys & Girls Club of Corpus Christi, 1989-1991

    Member, Economic Development Board Council, Corpus Christi Business Alliance

    Member, Boys & Girls Club of America Board of Directors

    Member, Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program

    President, W.B. Ray Texans High School Athletic Booster Club

    Chairman, Texan Torch Committee, W.B. Ray H.S. (improving athletic and academic facilities)

    Member, Community Advisory Council, Corpus Christi Federation of Teachers

    Special Projects Advisor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Austin, Texas

    Member, Leadership Corpus Christi Board of governors

    Member, President's Council, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

    Member, Advisory Council to Athletic Director Board, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

    Advisor for the Boys & Girls Club of Corpus Christi

    Member, United Way Board of Governors

    Member, Economic Development Council

    Chair, Youth Intervention Task Force, Corpus Christi Business Alliance

    Chair, 5th Dimension Program (career and professional development program for 5th graders)

    Co-Chair, 28th Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner, sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice

    Member, Little Theater Board of Directors (a.k.a. Harbor Playhouse)

    Member, Red Cross Board of Governors

    Member, Texas Immigration Task Force Committee, appointed by Governor Mark White.

    Member, United States Immigration Advisory Committee

    Member of numerous committees supporting various bond proposals for improving the city of Corpus Christi and

         Corpus Christi Independent School District

    Vice Chair, Texans Against Gangs

    Member, Southwest Voter Registration Project Board of Directors

    Member, Leadership for Education and Academic Development (LEAD)

    Member, Democratic Business Council, Democratic National Committee

    Co-Chair, Texas Law Enforcement and Community Relations, 1978-1979

    Member, Texas Advisory Committee on Farm Workers' Concerns




    Member, Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce

    Life Member, University of Texas Ex-Students Association

    Life Member, LULAC (League of United Latin-American Citizens)

    Member, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    Member, American G.I. Forum


Past Affiliations


    Member, Tarpon Foundation, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

    Member, Nueces County Historical Society

    Member, Wednesday Morning Breakfast Club

    Member, Corpus Christi, Art Museum (now known as The Art Museum of South Texas)

    Member, San Antonio Museum of Art

    Member, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas

    Member, Corpus Christi Symphony Board

    Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni, Graduate Class One

    Member, Greater Corpus Christi Business Alliance

    Member Charter Revision Committee, City of Corpus Christi


Scholarships Established


    McCord-Turberville Scholarship, W.B. Ray High School

    Gene Van Cleave Scholarship, W.B. Ray High School

    Peter Silvas Scholarship, W. B. Ray High School

    Peter Weil Fighting Texan Scholarship, W.B. Ray High School

    Ruben Bonilla, Sr. Scholarship, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

    Maria Ramirez Scholarship, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas

    Raymond L. Ramirez Scholarship, Elgin High School, Elgin, Texas

    Maria Ramirez Scholarship, Elgin High School, Elgin, Texas


Awards and Honors


    Westside Business Alliance Association "Community Leader of the Year," 2001

    National Conference for Community & Justice Humanitarian Award, 1999

    Heroes for Children Aware, Awarded by the Texas Board of Education, 1998

    Named to the Register, Esquire Magazine, 1985

    Named one of the Ten Outstanding Men in America by the United States Jaycees, 1982

    Named by Texas Business Magazine as one of the "Rising Stars of Texas"

    Selected Señor Internacional 1989 (Laredo, Texas)

    National Boys & Girls Club Leadership Award

    LULAC "Man of the Year" 1977

    Named "President of the Year" by Texas LULAC Council, 1976

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