AHCV highly values commitment to public service through philanthropy and civic engagement with a focus on developing the next generation of leaders through education.

AHCV’s President and CEO, Carlos Zaffirini Jr., holds membership to UT Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee, UT Law School Alumni Association Executive Committee, UT Littlefield Society, Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council; and of the Boards of Directors of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Boys & Girls Clubs of Laredo, Austin Symphony, Hispanic Alliance, Anti-Defamation League, Texas Access to Justice Foundation, UT’s University Development and Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life. He also served on the Commercialization Advisory Board of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and on the Boards of Directors of the People’s Community Clinic, New Milestones Foundation Board, and Mental Health America.

Avid interest for philanthropy and fundraising, especially at the state and federal levels, is reflected in Mr. Zaffirini’s support for organizations such as the Texas Access to Justice Commission, South Texas Food Bank, Rio Grande International Study Center, Junior Achievement, and a variety of programs that enhance the quality of life of low-income Texans and their access to education, health, justice, business opportunities, and the arts. A member of the Champion of Justice Society, Carlos partnered with the UT Law School Foundation to create the Carlos Sr. and Senator Judith Zaffirini Access to Justice Initiative, which pays for Texas bar exam review courses for low-income law students committed to increasing access to justice for low-income Texans.

To develop the next generation of leaders while promoting diversity, Carlos has created three $100,000 endowed scholarships honoring his mother, Senator Judith Zaffirini, at The University of Texas at Austin, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and Texas A&M International University in Laredo. The goal of these scholarships is to assist low-income South Texas students pursue their dreams at our state’s most prestigious institutions of higher education.

Some of the recent public service activities of AHCV executives include:

Texas A&M International University:

“Son Honors Mom, State Senator Judith Zaffirini, with New Endowed Scholarship at TAMIU”


The University of Texas:

“Scholarship Honoring Senator Judith Zaffirini Endowed by Son”


Baylor College of Medicine:

“Zaffirini Endowed Scholarship Fund to support South Texas medical students at Baylor”


Champion of Justice Society:

“A Closer Look – TYLA Member and Champion of Justice Society Member Carlos Zaffirini, Jr.”