Alejandra De la Vega - Foster

Alejandra De la Vega- Foster is Vice President of Almacenes Distribuidores de la Frontera, a company that operates convenience stores in the City of Juarez, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico.  A business woman and entrepreneur, she also owns the Domino’s Pizza franchise in Juarez and holds the franchise rights for La Madeleine Country French Café in El Paso, Texas,southern New Mexico, and Arizona markets. Mrs. De la Vega-Foster is co-owner of the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A Baseball affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and co-owner and Presidentof the Board of F.C. Juarez, a First Division MX League soccer club playing in Ciudad Juarez as Los Bravos. 

In 2016, Mrs. De la Vega-Foster was appointed by the Governor of the State of Chihuahua, Mexico to serve as Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development for the electoral period of 2016-2021.

Actively involved on both sides of the border, Mrs. De la Vega-Foster serves or has served on numerous business, civic, and charitable boards and committees.  She is currently a member of the Governing Board of The Hospitals of Providence Memorial and Sierra Campuses in El Paso and a member of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors in Houston. She is actively involved in Desarrollo Economico de Juarez, serves as Co-Chair of the Borderplex Regional Economic Alliance and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Paso Del Norte Chapter.

 Mrs. De la Vega-Foster previously served on the board of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) Ciudad Juarez Campus, was secretary of the board of La Rodadora Children’s Museum in Juarez, and was a board member of the FEMAP Foundation, an organization established to raise the quality of life among the people living in poverty in Mexico.  

Since 2007, the Foster Family has donated over $182 million to charitable causes and organizations, including $77.3 million to initially fund the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation in 2018.  The Fosters have given generously to initiatives in Texas and the El Paso Borderplex region, including significant civic and charitable donations.  Gifts include a $50 million donation to create the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

In November 2021, Baylor University announced the naming of the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion in recognition of their gift of $100 million in 2019 to the Give Light Campaign, which launched the public fundraising campaign for the Basketball Pavilion, home to Baylor’s National Championship basketball teams. The Fosters’ gift, which until 2021 was anonymous, also sparked unprecedented support for faculty through the creation of a dollar-for-dollar matching program for qualifying gifts providing faculty support to Baylor in support of Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan. Known at the time as the Baylor Academic Challenge, the program, which prompted the funding of 14 faculty endowed chairs, will be known as the Foster Academic Challenge. In 2013, the Fosters also gave $35 million to Baylor to support the construction of Baylor Stadium, and to build the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which houses the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.  The Foster’s donation represents the largest gift from a living alumnus in Baylor's history.  Additionally, they made a $3 million donation to establish the Paul L. Foster Success Center at Baylor University.

Mr. Foster and his longtime friend and business associate, Jeff Stevens, donated $6 million to fund the Foster-Stevens Basketball Complex on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso and Mr. Foster donated $5 million for the Sun Bowl Transformation Project.

In addition, the Fosters donated $500,000 to help fund La Mano Amiga, an operations facility for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger.  Mr. and Mrs. Foster also gave $2 million to the El Paso Zoo, to provide ongoing, year-long memberships for military families, as well as to fund the Foster Tree House Playground and support other Zoo projects. Mr. and Mrs. Foster also presented a $1 million gift to the New Mexico State University Foundation in support of Arrowhead Center, the university’s regional entrepreneurship and innovation hub.  Going forward, the majority of the Foster Family’s charitable contributions are planned to occur through the Paul L. Foster Family Foundation.