Joe R and Dr. Teresa Lozano Long

Founders and Visionaries of the Hispanic Alliance

Joe and Dr. Teresa Lozano Long are both native Texans, valedictorians of their high school classes, graduates of the University of Texas, and passionate philanthropists. Throughout their lives they have shaped the city of Austin through their careers, their passion for education, and their love of the performing and visual arts. Their interests and generosity are evidenced in their namesakes, including the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Long Foundation, which they established to provide opportunities for students to improve their economic and social potential. The Longs are deeply invested in their community and serve on the boards of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Lyric Opera, The Seton Fund Board of Trustees, and the Chancellor’s Council at the University of Texas to name a few. 

The artistic enrichment the Longs have provided the Austin community, their extensive efforts to remove the barriers of economically disadvantaged youth, and their endeavors to empower Hispanic communities have been recognized by many honors and awards including the Distinguished Texas Exes Hispanic Alumni Award, and The Texas Medal of Arts. 

The Hispanic Alliance is a tremendously grateful recipient of the Longs’ generosity and trust as reflected by their unwavering support as founders, and as one of our main benefactors since 2010. Dr. Teresa Lozano Long has served as the Hispanic Alliance Board Chair since 2011, and it is thanks to the support of the Longs that the vision and evolution of our two signature programs, have taken shape.