Daniel Garcia Casillas

2024 Royalty Candidate

Daniel was born and raised on the Westside of San Antonio and takes pride in the history and diverse culture of his beloved hometown. He is currently a fundraiser and event planner for Air Force Villages Charitable Foundation and Blue Skies of Texas where he coordinates and hosts an annual golf tournament that raises money for Freedom House, their Alzheimer’s Care and Research Center.  

Daniel considers the River Walk the “Crown Jewel” of San Antonio that needs to be preserved and promoted for the enjoyment of locals and tourists alike. There is only one River Walk and Daniel believes that we must maintain the history of it while creating an environment that is inviting and entertaining. Serving as Royalty would allow Daniel to continue with his passion of fundraising for a common cause that will help individuals working towards a career in the hotel and hospitality industry attain their goal. 

Daniel is married to Emilio and has two daughters, Lauren and Bella, as well as a granddaughter, Alyssandra. He has previously served as Development Director for Senior Resources, a non-profit in South Carolina, where he raised money to support their Meals on Wheels program. He’s a current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and an Ambassador with The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.