SAN ANTONIO, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of committing $1,050,000 to three national charities' San Antonio chapters, Armando Montelongo was named "Outstanding Philanthropist" by Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas at the charity's 30th anniversary event on Sunday, April 26, which coincided with "World Wish Day."
Montelongo, CEO of Armando Montelongo Companies, is one of the most successful real estate investors in America known as the tell-it-like-it-is former host of A&E's hit reality show "Flip This House," recently appearing on CBS's Undercover Boss, during which he saw first-hand the power of giving back.
"I am humbled and honored to receive such an accolade. This award is emblematic of my personal and business commitment to community involvement and helping those in need," said Montelongo. "I will use this opportunity to further galvanize our promise and challenge our efforts to strive even further."
A long-time believer in philanthropic endeavors, Montelongo furthered his commitment Make-A-Wish® with a donation of $100,000 through the prestigious "Chairman's Challenge," a pledge to give $25,000 per year for 5 consecutive years.
Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. With the help of generous donors and more than 250 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted more than 3,900 wishes to children in 40 counties since 1984. During the last year, volunteers and donors made it possible for 233 kids to experience the magic of a wish. For more information, please visit http://cstx.wish.org/.
Armando Montelongo Companies, Inc.
Armando Montelongo Companies promote the concept of creating a sustainable life and wealth accumulation through personal growth, self-reliance and empowerment. Armando Montelongo Companies is a proud recipient of the 2012 & 2013 Inc. Hire Power Award, the Best Places to Work in San Antonio 2012, and the 2011 & 2012 Inc. 500 Award. For more information about Armando Montelongo and Armando Montelongo Companies, visit http://www.armandomontelongo.com.
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