Monday, April 8, 2013 -- The Mimbres Region Arts Council received a $2,000 grant from the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund, a fund in CFSNM. The grant funds will be used for expansion of their Youth Mural Program to include two new intricate, multi-media mural projects located in Grant County.
At right, from left to right: Therese North, MRAC Board Secretary; Diana Ingalls Leyba, artist & Youth Mural Program Coordinator; Faye McCalmont, MRAC Executive Director; Luan Wagner Burn, CFSNM Executive Director; Blake Farley, MRAC Board President and Linda Thompson, MRAC Board Member.
Thursday, January 10, 2013 -- SPIRIT of Hidalgo, a nonprofit agency in Lordsburg, New Mexico receives a $6,356 grant for their profjects to prevent childhood obesity. SPIRIT's Executive Director Christina Ortiz is holding the banner at the right, with CFSNM Executive Director Luan Wagner Burn center.
Thursday, November 2, 2012 -- At our Annual Meeting, numerous awards were presented to deserving individuals and nonprofit organizations. Some of those recognized at this event are below:
Receiving the Rio Grande Award for Excellence in Youth Advocacy is the Mesilla Valley CASA (Court Appointed Special Advoctaes).
From left to right are Jeremy Settles, CFSNM board member, Mesilla Valley CASA Executive Director, Mesilla Valley CASA's board president Frank Szalay and Luan Wagner Burn, E.D., CFSNM.
Above photo at left: Sebert Brewer, of Gila, New Mexico, is honored as "Philanthropist of the Year." Brewer is flanked by CFSNM President Karen Bailey on his right and E.D. Luan Wagner Burn on his left.
Above photo at right: SNAP (Spay and Neuter Action Program) is bestowed with a $2,000 grant from funds raised at our foundation's annual Gala, where a portion of funds raised at our annual benefit are earmarked for benefit of our nonprofit agency parters (those agencies that have established an endowment for sustainability at CFSNM). From left to right are: Ammu Devathali, CFSNM Board Member, SNAP Co-Directors Julie Miller and Janet English, and Luan Wagner Burn.
Monday-Friday, June 4-8, 2012 -- The Gen M Summer Science and Art Institute is held at Court Youth Center/Alma d'Arte in Las Cruces. Made possible by a WalMart Foundtation grant, this is a collaboration between the Court Yourth Foundation, Asombro Institute for Science Education, Boys & Girls Club and the Community Foundation of SNM to provide middle school students the opportunity to learn about science while integrating art. This project will further provide training for middle school science teachers.
June 15, 2012 -- The Doña Ana County Humane Society established an endowment at CFSNM in honor of Naomi Baughman, a Las Cruces woman who who was an avid supporter of DACHS and loved animals. When Baughman passed away, she left an inheritance to the DACHS and its board members agreed that by creating the endowment, DACHS is able to honor her with this legacy in her name and to allow donors to give to a trusted organization for a specific need.
Pictured is DACHS Executive Director Kathy Lawitz with her pet "Snowy."
April 3, 2012 -- The Doña Ana Arts Council received a $3,000 grant from the Devasthali Family Foundation Fund, a fund at CFSNM that provides competitive grants in the areas of the arts, education and elder care. The funds will be used for 7 of the council's community
arts projects benefiting elementary through college-age students
in the county.
From left to right are Doña Ana Arts Council board members Heather Pollard, Phillip Lewis, Executive Director Ceci Vasconcellos and CFSNM Executive Director Luan Wagner Burn.