Director’s Message

A solid education equips learners with the perspective they need to clearly look at the world and our society.

In 2021, the Pharr EDC, with the full support of the City of Pharr, created the Pharr EDC Foundation; its goal is to support opportunities for our students
to develop in-demand skills through education. Our scholarship program was created as one of these opportunities.

Foundation, with the support and assistance of the City of Pharr, the Foundation Board of Directors, and the general business community, was able to help (120) students through our scholarship program in 2021. In April 2022, we had the blessing through the same support and new efforts to help to assist close to (140) students. All these efforts target our main mission of developing and promoting the city’s future workforce, since a strong workforce with an in-demand skillset and core values is a determinant for business success.

I am grateful to be surrounded by a wonderful Board of Directors, City Officials, and business community supporters like you, that have a shared vision for
relevance and growth in favor of this principle.

As Director of the PEDC Foundation, I’m devoting efforts in aims to creating other programs that complement this vision, such as the creation of vanguard internships for different business sectors to strengthen alliance and partnership with the educational sector as well as the business community.

I am humbly honored to come on-board since February 2022, granting me the opportunity to actively contribute to the growth of the organization as well as an entity in our community. Thank you for your trust!

Lilvette Santos
PEDC Foundation Director

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pharr EDC Foundation is to support and promote endeavors that foster educational, occupational, and career opportunities for Pharr residents to advance their socioeconomic status and enhance their quality of life.

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think
that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”

John Maxwell

Pharr EDC Foundation Board of Directors

Victor Perez, M.ED.

Reynaldo Perez


Johnny Rodriguez

Board Members

Felix Chavez, Jr.
Junior’s Supermarket

Edna de saro
Executive Vice President &
Marketing Director, Lone Star
National Bank

Veronica Gonzales
VP of Governmental &
Community Relations, UTRGV

Hans Humphrey
New Projects Director, CIL

Sara Lozano
Dean of Business, Public Safety,
and Technology, South Texas

Jerry Maddox
Owner, Kennmadd Restaurant
Group dba Fazoli’s

Dr. Annabelle Palomo
CEO/School Director,
RGV College

Robert Tudor
Owner, Rapid Transport,
United Truck Parts, Dura

Contact Us

(956) 402-4332

1215 S. Cage Blvd., Pharr, TX