San Antonio Founder Lions Club Supports Local Community

Reid Hackney studied accounting at Penn State University and earned a bachelor of science before he entered a career in finance. Now retired and living in San Antonio, Texas, Reid Hackney has served as a member of the San Antonio Founder Lions Club since 2017. The organization supports its community with fundraising programs and other endeavors.

San Antonio Founder Lions Club, established in 1915, began as a way for business professionals to come together to promote companies in the San Antonio area. The club was a chapter of the Royal Order of the Lions, a national organization, and it welcomed 53 members to its first meeting.

The following year, the San Antonio club became independent from the national organization after members voiced disagreement with the organizational style and standards. Since then, the group has undergone several other transformations, but the goal of supporting the local community continues. One of the club’s programs, Big Give, raises funds for several worthy causes, including eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need.