Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Names J. Tullos Wells Managing Director

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J. Tullos Wells, prominent attorney and new managing director of the Kronkosky Foundation. Courtesy photo.

J. Tullos Wells, prominent attorney and new managing director of the Kronkosky Foundation. Courtesy photo.

The  Kronkosky Charitable Foundation announced today that J. Tullos Wells (pictured above) has been named managing director of the Foundation. Wells succeeds Palmer Moe who retired in May. Bank of America, NA serves as trustee for the foundation.

The Kronkosky Foundation was created by Albert Kronkosky, Jr. and Bessie Mae Kronkosky.  Its mission is to produce ‘profound good that is tangible and measurable’ in Bandera, Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties. The foundation supports programs in the areas of health and human services; cultural activities; parks, zoos and wildlife sanctuaries; animal cruelty prevention and assisting victims of public disasters in Texas.

A painting of Albert and Bessie Mae Kronkosky Jr.

A painting of Albert and Bessie Mae Kronkosky Jr. Image courtesy of the Kronkosky Foundation.

This extraordinary and generous couple created a legacy of giving that stands as the single largest gift to this region.  Since the Foundation began accepting proposals in May of 1998 the organization’s philanthropy has surpassed the $200 million mark, and now awards more than $15 million annually.

Following Moe’s retirement, the foundation conducted an extensive search and interviewed a number of outstanding candidates from San Antonio and other parts of the state.

Wells is a senior partner in the San Antonio office of the global law firm Bracewell & Giuliani. Wells will remain “Of Counsel” with Bracewell & Giuliani. He has served in many leadership positions, including chair of the San Antonio Chamber. Wells also presently serves as vice chair of the Lone Star Rail District and is Honorary Consul to Canada.

“I’m deeply honored by the opportunity to work with the foundation’s devoted staff, as well as with Kenny Wilson, Allan Paterson and John Kerr, who serve as members of the distribution committee, to build upon the great work accomplished by my predecessor,” said Wells.

“Tullos has played a pivotal role in many of the key undertakings that have shaped the region and, like the Kronkosky Foundation, he is committed to helping create a lasting, positive legacy of quality for our communities,”  said Kenny Wilson, president of Bank of America-San Antonio and managing director of U.S. Trust.

General areas of interest of the Kronkosky Foundation are outlined in its Program Guidelines booklet, which may be obtained by contacting the Foundation’s office or may be found on the Foundation’s website at www.kronkosky.org.

This story has been republished form a press release that was send to media outlets Tuesday morning. 

*Featured/top image: J. Tullos Wells, prominent attorney and new managing director of the Kronkosky Foundation. Courtesy photo.

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