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Thursday, August 10, 2023 - by Stephen S. Mabry

Last Updated: 08/10/2023

Texas Lions Camp, Inc.
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From the Office of the President & CEO
Stephen S. Mabry


A Little TLC for KISD

Kerrville, TX - August 10, 2023. Texas Lions Camp is proud to partner with Kerrville Independent School District on a number of events and programs each year, and this year is no exception. As the school year prepares to open to students for the Fall Semester, Principal Shelby Balser of Tivy High School brought her team to Texas Lions Camp this morning to kick off the year with a little TLC.

It was my privilege to welcome KISD and the Tivy faculty this morning and thank them personally for all that they do for so many others. All three of the Mabry kiddos went K-12 in KISD schools and as result of some phenomenal teachers and adults sewing into their lives, they have all three moved onto their Next-Levels.

SSM Welcomes KISD to TLC

My address was short and to the point, and began by stating, "that I was in a room full of Exponents". What do exponents do but come alongside their primary and multiply what is there. If the primary is portrayed in a 12-point font, then the exponent will be quietly besides, in the background in a mere 2 pt font. Yet, from a position of authority the exponent greatly multiplies, when the world says, “that’s a 2” the exponent says, “Wrong, look again, I declare it a 4, an 8, a 16, 32, 64 more than what you saw”. Our kiddos need to know that people value them and that adults believe in them and their potential to achieve their Next-Level.

Our schoolteachers and administrators are “exponents” that serve to shape, mold, invite, motivate, correct, and call out our children to engage and move to their next level. As school systems across our state gear up, don’t miss your opportunity to say thank you to them and do all in your power to support their many efforts.

Respectfully yours,

Stephen S. Mabry
President & CEO
Texas Lions Camp, Inc.


Stephen is President and CEO of Texas Lions Camp, Inc. having began his career in 1989 as the summer horsemanship director. TLC, Inc. is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable, organization by the IRC and has a large Board of Directors consisting of 94 voting members and over 300 volunteer members that serve on one of 10 standing committees. As a corporation, TLC has more than 200 full-time and seasonal employees (who are organized into 7 departments) and over 2,000 volunteers per year that are responsible for creating an atmosphere of success for more than 1,500 children with physical disabilities per summer. During his tenure, Stephen has built or renovated every one of the more than 50 structures on the Kerrville campus, and is working to implement the thesis of the Master Plan of Four Camps, One Campus. Stephen has been a Certified Association Executive with the American Society of Association Executives, and a past Certified Fund-Raising Executive with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Stephen is a father of three and resides on TLC’s Kerrville campus together with his wife Shawn, who as luck would have it, is a professional editor.
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