Bonnie Gonzalez

Bonnie Gonzalez leads Knapp Community Care Foundation, a private non-profit corporation that serves the mid-valley communities in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Her passion for community and economic development has helped her be instrumental in the development of a comprehensive strategic Corporate Plan of Action for the organization. She previously served as President/CEO for the Rio Grande Valley Empowerment Zone Corporation for nine years. During her tenure, she was responsible for a $40 million federal grant that she used as seed money to create a $416 million return on the initial investment. She also previously established and led the successful Teenage Parent Alternative Program providing educational programming for high school students with children.