Standing Ovation Luncheon

YOSA will host the 2019 YOSA Standing Ovation Luncheon honoring Bexar County Judge Nelson W. Wolff on Wednesday, October 2, at the Pearl Stable. Rick Cavender will emcee the event and San Antonio-native and YOSA alumnus, Christine Lamprea will provide the keynote address.

Each year, the YOSA Standing Ovation Luncheon recognizes a community member or organization for their commitment to arts and education in San Antonio. This year, we honor all of Judge Wolff’s accomplishments and continued support for education and the arts in our communities.

Nelson William Wolff has represented Bexar County in various political offices since 1971, when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. After that he was elected to the Texas Senate in 1973, the San Antonio City Council in 1987 and he served as Mayor of San Antonio from 1991 to 1995. He currently serves as Bexar County Judge, a position he was appointed to in 2001 and has since been elected to five times, most recently in November 2018. He is only the second person in more than a century to serve as both Mayor of San Antonio and Bexar County Judge.

With his colleagues on the Commissioners Court and in the City of San Antonio, Judge Wolff has worked to promote greater economic development in Bexar County. He initiated the County's effort to successfully convince voters to approve a visitor tax-backed bond package for $415 million using a mixture of hotel occupancy and motor vehicle rental taxes. Those bond funds aided in the construction the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts as well improvements to many community arenas, sports complexes, and the San Antonio River.

Proceeds from the luncheon benefit YOSA's music education programs that reach more than 3,000 young musicians every year. Sponsorships and tickets can be purchased online here.