The Seeley Society
Over 125 years ago Dr. W.B. Seeley, a graduate of Princeton University, moved to San Antonio for health reasons. Someone told him “Seeley, you’ve been in education, and you just can’t imagine how badly San Antonio needs someone to really develop the educational potential of this growing town.”
In 1886 Dr. Seeley opened a new school, and opening day brought thirty boys to The Seeley School, located at 231 East Houston Street, near the corner of Navarro. By year’s end, enrollment increased to sixty-four students. In 1894 The Seeley School changed its name to San Antonio Academy. Dr. Seeley’s concept of developing academic discipline, strong character and good physical condition became the hallmarks of San Antonio Academy. Today, San Antonio Academy continues to build young men of character, teaching them how important it is to be honest…be kind…and be the best they can be.
The Seeley Society recognizes individuals who leave their legacy through estate gifts. There are no membership fees or minimum gift requirements to join The Seeley Society. One gift creates lifetime membership (unless the gift is retracted). Even if you choose to remain anonymous, the acknowledgment of your gift can serve as a powerful example for other potential donors.
If you have remembered SAA in your will, or if you wish to receive more information on Planned Giving, please contact Mary Shrader, Director of Development at 210-733-7331 ext. 219.
A list of The Seeley Society members will be published in our Annual Report.