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Foundation
President Billie
                    Foundation Receives Top Philanthropic Honors
Blair (right)
accepts an
                    The New Mexico chapter of the              an Albuquerque luncheon marking
award from
Eileen Casey-
                    Association of Fundraising Professionals   National Philanthropy Day on
Cook, AFP’s         has named the Santa Fe Community           November 14. “Thank you for all
2006 President,     Foundation the state’s outstanding         that you do for my home town.”
and nominator       philanthropic foundation of the year.
Jan Hosea (left).                                              The Foundation was also honored
                    The Foundation was cited by one            for its progressive and pioneering
                    of its nominators for its respectful,      Lesbian and Gay Community
                    engaged relationship with the              Funding Partnership, for collaborating
                    nonprofits it supports. “(The              to create a New Mexico site for
                    Foundation) is recognized as an            Hispanics in Philanthropy to develop
                    accessible funder that is a friend of      Latino-led nonprofits and for
                    nonprofits by supporting general           leading the movement to prevent
                    operating needs and capacity building,”    taxation of nonprofits.
                    said Monica Armenta, the emcee of
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                        Letter From the President                                        In This Issue
                             Have you ever     discover the needs of our region. This    Foundation Receives Top Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
                             searched the      fund will be distributing an additional
                             Internet for      $75,000 to Santa Fe nonprofits in 2007.   Letter from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
                             the word          Our 100 donor advised fund advisors,
                            “community?”                                                 Future Santa Fe Prepares to Make Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
                                               who range from longtime Santa Fe
                             The results are   families to retirees new to town,
                             astounding—                                                 National Expert Advises on IRAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
                                               rely upon the Foundation’s intensive
                             over 1 billion    site-visit and assessment process for
                             hits. According   recommendations on funding                Lesbian and Gay Partnership Turns 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                             to eBay, you      opportunities. Last fall we learned
    can “buy community.” Another site          that these advisors valued our series     Foundation Meets National Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
    helps you “start your own community.”      of briefings on job development,
    In Northern New Mexico we are              public policy and unmet healthcare        Capacity Building Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
    home to many different types of            needs. And they stepped up to the
    communities. Geographically the            plate and helped fund them.               A Secure Future for Nonprofits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    Foundation serves dozens of towns          Our Board of Directors has backed
    and villages in six northern counties.     legislation that mandates a higher        Agencies Meet Endowment Matches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    Our most recent grants, while              percentage of state lottery dollars be
    primarily supporting Santa Fe              allocated to scholarships. During         Fund News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    nonprofits, will benefit the Cañones       2007 we will embark on an exploration
    Early Childhood Center, which              of how our expanding immigrant            Empty Stocking Fund® Helps Neighbors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
    prepares Rio Arriba children as young      population can be better integrated
    as two with learning skills; R.A.I.L., a   into community life and how their         Touched by Art Fund. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
    collaboration of rural libraries, which    access to education, healthcare and
    are the hearts of their communities in     job training can be improved.             Alexis Girard to Lead Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    El Rito, the Embudo Valley, Abiquiu
    and Truchas; and the New Mexico            At the Foundation we believe that
    Acequia Association, which helps           community is people banding together      Time Capsule to Be Opened in 25 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
    villages throughout el norte keep          to sustain neighborhoods, implement
    our acequia systems alive.                 policies that reflect common values,      Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
                                               focus on children, honor seniors and
    Because Santa Fe has many                  provide for those less fortunate.
    independent and overlapping
    communities, the Santa Fe                  Let this be a year in which we learn
                                               more from one another, and in which       continued from cover
    Community Foundation plays a
    powerful role in building bridges.         we continue to care for Santa Fe and      The Foundation also initiated                          Foundation (1996), Thaw Charitable
                                               Northern New Mexico.                      the formation of the Community                         Trust (2003) and Los Alamos National
    Young people can become part of the
                                                                                         Foundation Coalition of New Mexico,                    Laboratory Foundation (2005).
    Future Santa Fe Fund to learn more
                                                                                         an alliance of the nine community                      Among those on hand to celebrate
    about nonprofit work and strategic
                                                                                         foundations in the state that engages                  were Felice Gonzales and Thomas
    giving and to make their first grants
                                                                                         in joint marketing and shared                          Bustamante, past chairs of the
    together. We assist Las Campanas           Billie Blair,
                                                                                         best practices.                                        Foundation’s Board of Directors,
    Community Fund, which helps many           President
                                                                                                                                                President Billie Blair and members
    new full-time and part-time residents                                                Previous recipients of this honor
                                                                                                                                                of the Foundation staff.
                                                                                         include the McCune Charitable

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                                                                                                                       National Expert Advises on IRAs
                                                                                                                       To get the most favored tax benefit
                                                                                                                       from your Individual Retirement                “Unlike many legal seminar
                                                                                                                       Account, name a very young person,              speakers, Natalie Choate
                                                                                                                       or better yet a charity, as beneficiary.
                                                                                                                                                                       presented an understandable,
                                                                                                                       This was the advice of Natalie B.
                                                                                                                       Choate, a national expert on estate             humorous and informative
                                                                                                                       planning and retirement benefits.               discussion regarding the unique
    Future Santa Fe
                                                                                                                                                                       benefits to donors in the use of
    member Sherrie                                                                                                     “Do not,” she emphasized, “leave
    Storr and Emeritus
                                                                                                                        it to an estate,” because it does not          retirement plan funds to make
    Council member
    Bill Keller.
                                                                                                                        qualify for a longer payout.                   charitable gifts, particularly in light
    Photo by Kate Russell
                                                                                                                       Choate’s remarks came at an estate              of the new Pension Protection Act,
                                                                                                                       planning seminar, Practical Ideas for           which affords donors a tax
                            Future Santa Fe Prepares for First-Time Grantmaking                                        Real Life Situations, sponsored by              advantageous but time-limited
                                                                                                                       the Santa Fe Opera and the Santa Fe             method to make direct distributions
                            No matter how young they are,                 the projects, past the huffers to            Community Foundation and held
                            Santa Feans should give back to their         the Boys and Girls Club. So we’ve                                                            from IRAs to charities.”
                                                                                                                       in November at the Opera.
                            community. So says Jeff Branch,               always known there are problems                                                                                   – John M. Hickey,
                            CEO of Columbus Capital and a                 in Santa Fe. Now we have a chance            An attorney with the Boston firm of
                                                                                                                                                                             Thompson, Rose & Hickey, P.A.
                            member of the Foundation’s Board              to do something about it.”                   Bingham McCutchen LLP, Choate has
                            of Directors.                                                                              published Life and Death Planning for
                                                                          Cook commended the group for                 Retirement Benefits and The QPRT             An individual can leave fractional
                            At its holiday gathering in December,         becoming involved in solving                 Manual, both leading resources for           shares of an IRA to an individual
                            Branch and Phil Cook, a retired               problems in Northern New Mexico              estate planning professionals.               and charity. She suggested: “I name
                            journalist and longtime Foundation            and said he learned of what he terms
                                                                                                                       She encouraged attendees, consisting         as beneficiary of my IRA the Santa Fe
                            Board member, spoke briefly to               “the dark underside of Santa Fe”
                                                                                                                       of invitees of the Santa Fe Opera’s          Community Foundation, the Santa Fe
                            members of Future Santa Fe, the               as a member of the Foundation’s
                                                                                                                       Development Department and                   Opera and my son in equal shares.”
                            Foundation’s giving circle for people         Grants Committee.
                            age 50 and under.                                                                          members of the Foundation’s Council          For more information on the IRA
                                                                       “After years of total non-involvement           on Professional Advisors, to inform          charitable rollover, contact Valerie Ingram,
                             The bidding was competitive for            in the world of nonprofits or civic            older clients of their tax-free 2007         Development Director, at 988-9715,
                             silent auction items to raise funds for    activism, my eyes were opened by the           IRA charitable rollover opportunity.         ext. 4, or vingram@santafecf.org. For
                             Future Santa Fe’s 2007 grantmaking         Santa Fe Community Foundation,”                This year individuals who have reached       information on estate planning, see
                             program. The group plans to meet           Cook said. “Here was an opportunity            70-1/2 years may directly contribute         your professional planner. A list of
                             in the spring to determine the focus       to learn more about the community              up to $100,000 of their required IRA         members of the Foundation’s Council
                             of its first year of grant awards and      in which I lived, and perhaps to give          benefit distribution to charity, tax free.   of Professional Advisors is posted on
                             to identify the nonprofits it will         something back. Serving on the Grants          Congress made the law applicable to          our web site at www.santafecf.org/
                             support. An anonymous member of            Committee gave me an awareness                 2006 as well.                                advisors/advisors.php.
                             the Foundation’s Emeritus Council          and understanding of the problems
                             has pledged $5,000 in matching             and the suffering of the troubled
                             funds for this effort.                     and the disadvantaged, who are
                             Branch explained how his formative         largely invisible but who desperately
                                                                        need our help.”                                                        Over 70½ years old?
                             years helped shape his charitable giving.
                                                                        To join Future Santa Fe, or to support               Check with your professional advisor about the possibility
                            “Like many of you who grew up in
                             Santa Fe,” he said, “I remember living     the group’s efforts, contact Valerie Ingram,          of a tax savings this year by giving through your IRA.
                             in Casa Solana and running through         Development Director, at 988-9715,
                                                                        ext. 4, or vingram@santafecf.org.
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                                                                                                              0.3 percent of all charitable giving. At    and geographic diversity and that
                                                                                                              the Santa Fe Community Foundation,          strengthen organizations’ internal
                                                                                                              this funding accounted for 9 percent        operations. Special consideration is
                                                                                                              of competitive grant awards in 2006.        given to projects serving the elderly.
                                                                                                                                                          Grant applications are accepted
                                                                                                              Priority is placed on funding youth,
                                                                                                                                                          during the Foundation’s regular
                                                                                                              health and mental health, education
                                                                                                                                                          funding cycle. In 2007 the deadline
                                                                                                              and civil rights, arts and expression
                                                                                                                                                          for proposals is June 29. Online
                                                                                                              and community building and projects
                                                                                                                                                          grant applications will be available
                                                                                                              that are collaborative, visionary,
                                                                                                                                                          on May 1.
                                                                                                              reflective of our region’s cultural
    Santa Fe Mountain
    Center’s Adventure
    Out group on a
    snowshoe trip.
    The project is
    supported by a                                                                                            Foundation Meets National Standards
    grant from the
    Lesbian and
    Gay Partnership.
                                                                                                              The Santa Fe Community
                                                                                                              Foundation has met the nation’s
                          Lesbian and Gay Funding Partnership Turns 10                                        highest philanthropic standards for
                                                                                                              operational quality, integrity and
                         “I was originally hired at Esperanza       “The creation of the Lesbian and Gay      accountability, an honor “similar to        us to manage the investment wisely,
                          to facilitate non-residential counseling   Funding Partnership was based on         the Good Housekeeping Seal for              honor their charitable wishes and,
                          groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual,         community need,” Bremner notes.          community foundations,” according           in some cases, provide lifetime
                          transgender (LGBT) survivors and          “The Grants Committee recommended         to Steve Gunderson, President and           income to a loved one. The
                          offenders. My salary was paid through      the new initiative to the Board of       Chief Executive Officer of the Council      National Standards confirmation
                          a grant from the Santa Fe Community        Directors. The Board was very aware      on Foundations, which administers           says our house is in order.”
                          Foundation’s Lesbian and Gay Partnership. of how these new dollars could serve      the standards.                              The confirmation also validates
                          We are still running these counseling      the Santa Fe community. The decision     In order to qualify for the seal,           the Foundation’s grantmaking
                          groups and we are the only domestic        to fund lesbian and gay issues was       community foundations must                  practices. “Some say it’s easier to
                          violence service provider in New Mexico    groundbreaking but completely            document policies regarding donor           create wealth than to give money
                          that has specialized programming for       consistent with the Foundation’s         services, investments, grantmaking          away wisely,” says Alexis Girard,
                          these survivors and offenders. The         belief that its mission was to serve     and administration. With over               Chair of the Foundation’s Board
                          fact that the Santa Fe Community           all of Santa Fe.”                        200 community foundations in                of Directors. “There’s some truth
                          Foundation did this and stood behind                                                compliance, the program is designed         in that. Grantmaking is a lot like
                                                                     The partnership began with a grant
                          it speaks so well of our community.”                                                to provide quality assurance to donors      investing: we need to assess risks,
                                                                     of $100,000, which was distributed
                          –KC Quirk, Executive Director,                                                      and their legal and financial advisors.     weigh potential gains, diversify
                                                                     over two years from the National
                          Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families                                                                                         assets, monitor performance and
                                                                     Lesbian and Gay Community Funding        “This is critically important to our
                          In 2007 the Santa Fe Community             Partnership. Today the initiative has                                                operate fairly.”
                                                                                                               donors,” said Billie Blair, President of
                          Foundation’s Lesbian and Gay               an endowment of $372,000, which           the Foundation. “When people make a        The National Standards for U.S.
                          Community Funding Partnership              produces income that is awarded to        charitable bequest, establish a fund or    Community Foundations program
                          celebrates its 10th anniversary. When      nonprofits that serve the needs of        set up an annuity, they are putting        is the first of its kind for charitable
                          the partnership was established in         lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender    their trust in us. They are counting on    foundations in the United States.
                          1997, under the leadership of former       people in Northern New Mexico.
                          Foundation President Elizabeth             To date the partnership has made
                          Bremner, it was the 17th such project      63 grants, totaling $277,265, to
                          in the nation. Today partnerships exist    33 nonprofits. Nationwide funding
                          at 40 community foundations.               to lesbian and gay issues is only

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                                                                                                             Endowments Secure Future for Nonprofits
                                                                                                            “The Foundation’s first endowment           through a gift to an agency
                                                                                                             workshop, which came shortly after our     endowment fund. The Foundation
                                                                                                             Board voted to open an endowment, was      will write charitable gift annuities to
                                                                                                             a perfect introduction. The training       benefit existing endowments and can
                                                                                                             showed that we can fund our operating      accept gifts of securities or real estate.
                                                                                                             expenses and significantly grow the
                                                                                                                                                        Agency endowments established in 2006
                                                                                                             balance in our endowment fund.”
                                                                                                                                                        support the following organizations:
                                                                                                              –Ed Maglisceau, Food for Santa Fe
                                                                                                                                                          Center (formerly the Santa Fe
                                                                                                             The Messengers of Healing Winds
                                                                                                                                                          Center for Photography)
                                                                                                             Foundation has funded the second
                                                                                                             in a series of endowment-building            Fairview Cemetery
    Consultant and
    writer Dottie Indyke                                                                                     workshops, which will be presented           Preservation Association
    leads a public
                                                                                                             by the Santa Fe Community                    Forest Guardians
    relations workshop.
    Photo by Julie Graber
                                                                                                             Foundation later this year.                  Gerard’s House
                                                                                                             Information about this workshop will         Little Earth School
                            Workshops Build Nonprofit Capacity                                               be available at www.santafecf.org.
                                                                                                                                                          Santa Fe Conservation
                                                                                                            Messengers was a leader in                    Trust Easement
                            In 2007, the Santa Fe Community          Passionate and skilled leaders are     supporting the Foundation’s focus
                            Foundation will again partner            the driving force behind the many                                                    Santa Fe School for the Arts
                                                                                                            on improving the stability of
                            with NGO New Mexico to offer a           nonprofits in the community. One       nonprofits through endowments.                Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma
                            series of workshops to further the       of the best ways to strengthen         A highly popular workshop on this             Treatment Center
                            professional development of current      organizations is to cultivate strong   topic was presented in 2005. Since            Santa Fe Youth Soccer
                            and future leaders of area nonprofits.   leadership. In 2007, the Foundation    then, 16 nonprofits have opened
                                                                                                                                                        For further information on agency
                            Many of the workshops include a          will initiate an Executive Director    endowments, bringing the total to
                                                                                                                                                        endowments, please contact
                            coaching component to help staff,        Peer Coaching program, which will      40. These funds range in size from
                                                                                                                                                        Valerie Ingram, Development
                            Board and volunteers practice new        allow leaders to connect with one      just over $10,000 to $655,000.
                                                                                                                                                        Director, at 988-9715, ext. 4, or
                            skills and solve pressing problems.      another on vital issues.
                                                                                                             Donors can support the work of             vingram@santafecf.org.
                            Workshops will be presented in such      The Santa Fe Community Foundation       their favorite agencies in perpetuity
                            key nonprofit management areas as        is grateful to the Messengers of
                            board development, strategic planning,   Healing Winds Foundation for
                            fundraising, financial management        providing funding for important
                            and public relations. The successful     elements of our technical assistance
                            Grant Maker-Grant Seeker Forum will      program. For a schedule of upcoming          Agencies Meet Endowment Matches
                            be offered again this year, providing    workshops, visit www.santafecf.org.          La Familia Medical Center, Santa Fe Rape Crisis and Trauma Treatment
                            nonprofits and funders a place for an                                                 Center and Food for Santa Fe successfully completed matches by December
                            open exchange of ideas and concerns.                                                  29, the last working day of 2006, thus building their agency endowments at
                                                                                                                  the Foundation.
                                                                                                                  Rape Crisis raised close to $35,000 to exceed its 2-to-1 match from the
                                                   Have You Remembered the                                        Arriba Fund at the Foundation. Food for Santa Fe raised close to $26,000,
                                                                                                                  exceeding a 2-to-1 match of $10,000 from the Bear Mountain Fund and
                                                                                                                  the Hertz/Meyer Fund. La Familia raised $20,472 to exceed its match of
                                                             in Your Will?                                        $20,000 from an anonymous member of the Foundation’s Emeritus Council.


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     Fund News                                                                                         Forest Guardians Endowment                 animal welfare issues, education
                                                                                                       The Board of Directors of Forest           (especially the work of libraries), the
                                                                                                       Guardians established this endowment       environment and health and human
     Nancy Brown Memorial Endowment
                                                                                                       to support the organization’s Diversity    services, with an emphasis on rural
     For more than a quarter of a century
                                                                                                       of Life initiative. The goal of the        health clinics.
     Nancy Brown, the founder of Nancy
                                                                                                       project is to preserve and restore         Locals Care Community Fund
     Brown Custom Jeweler at La Fonda
                                                                                                       valuable wild lands and wildlife in        Established with proceeds from the
     Hotel, was known for her storywheel
                                                                                                       all ecosystems in the Southwest. The       Locals Care card, this fund will benefit
     necklaces and other elegant jewelry.
                                                                                                       17-year-old organization is expanding      programs for children, education
     When she passed away in September,
                                                                                                       its service area to include each of the    and the arts in Santa Fe County.
     2006 after a valiant battle against
                                                                                                       four-corner states: Arizona, Colorado,     Locals Care cardholders can choose
     cancer, her friends and husband,
                                                                                                       New Mexico and Utah. Forest                a nonprofit organization to support
     Russell Tims, sought a way to carry
                                                                                                       Guardians uses a combination of            each time they use their card for a
     on her commitment to teaching
                                                                                                       education, litigation and advocacy to      purchase. The Locals Care Community
     and the arts.
                                                                                                       protect the region’s ecosystems. The       Fund receives 10 percent of every
     A native of New York, Brown majored                                                               goal is to raise $3 million for the        merchant donation. Since the launch
     in elementary education and taught                                                                endowment by 2009 and amass a six-         of the Locals Care program in August,
     in the San Francisco Bay area. When                                                               month cash reserve. This will enable       cardholders have directed $1 million
     she returned to Buffalo, N.Y. for           Nancy Brown                                           the organization to address critical       in spending to locally owned
     graduate study in English history, she                                                            wild lands projects, regardless of their   businesses and $20,000 to nonprofit
     began jewelry lessons, which led her        at all. It does not count … There is                  funding appeal.                            organizations. For more information,
     to become a bench jeweler, custom           absolute and unbroken continuity …
                                                                                                       Ellie Hinds Memorial Endowment             visit www.locals-care.com.
     designer and eventually to buy Sunrise      All is well.”
                                                                                                       This fund, established by Ellie Hinds’     Contributions of cash, securities or
     Jewelry in Santa Fe. She was also a          Center Endowment                                     family in her memory, will focus           property to the Ellie Hinds Memorial
     talented watercolorist and oil painter.      Formerly the Santa Fe Center for                     on the needs of children, youth and        Endowment, Nancy Brown Memorial
     She arrived in Santa Fe in 1973              Photography, the newly named                         young adults in the areas of health        Endowment, Center Endowment and
     with modest means and took a job as         “Center” was founded in 1994 to                       and education and projects in              Forest Guardians Endowment may be
     hostess of the then-new restaurant, the      support gifted and committed                         environmental sustainability.              made by contacting Valerie Ingram,
     Steaksmith. To make ends meet she            photographers. Programs bring
                                                                                                       MEW Memorial Endowment                     Development Director, at 988-9715,
     worked the hostess job at night, sewed       exposure to photographic projects
                                                                                                       This fund was created in memory            ext. 4, or vingram@santafecf.org.
     costumes for the Santa Fe Opera by           and series and create fellowship
                                                                                                       of a longtime Santa Fean who enjoyed       Also inquire about the possibility of a
     day and waited tables during lunch           among photographers and
                                                                                                       the local environment and hoped to         charitable gift annuity to benefit agency
     at a downtown restaurant.                    influential members of the
                                                                                                       see it preserved. Earnings will support    endowments held by the Foundation.
                                                  photographic community.
     The Nancy Brown Memorial
     Endowment will make grants to               The Center also sponsors an annual
     enhance school arts programs, in            conference and intensive retreats on
     particular to purchase fine art supplies.   selected issues in photography. For
     The fund will also support creative         more information, visit www.sfcp.org.
     fields such as music, drama and dance.      Earnings on this endowment will
                                                 be used to fund annual awards to
     Those who created the fund believe an
                                                 outstanding photographers. The
     endowment that forever helps
                                                 Center recognizes “the singular
     youngsters experience the joy of art
                                                 image,” “excellence in photographic
     fulfills one of the quotations selected
                                                 teaching” and other areas.
     for the program distributed at Brown’s
     memorial service. “Death is nothing                                                 Ellie Hinds
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     Empty Stocking Fund® Helps Neighbors in Need                                         Girard Elected Chair of Foundation
     Joseph’s wife had a stroke last summer                                               Alexis Girard, President and CEO
     while giving birth to their baby. Joseph                                             of Greer Enterprises, Inc., was
     was forced to quit his job to care for                                               unanimously elected to serve as the
     her, the infant and their other three                                                Chair of the Santa Fe Community
     children. His wife needs brain surgery                                               Foundation’s Board of Directors
     but the couple decided to wait until                                                 in 2007.
     after Christmas as her chances of            during the 2006 holiday season. Area    Girard earned her undergraduate
     survival were less than 50 percent.          businesses and individuals donated      degree from Mills College and studied
     Fortunately their house and cars were        $193,374, a 7 percent increase          in Madrid, Spain.
     paid off before the crisis but the family    over 2005.
     has been struggling to pay its utility                                               Her family has a local history that
                                                  The fund is a joint venture of the      dates back to the 1890s, when her
     bills. The Empty Stocking Fund took
                                                  Santa Fe New Mexican, Salvation         great grandfather, Lebanese immigrant
     care of electric, propane and phone
                                                  Army, Presbyterian Medical Services     Nathan Salmon, opened his first
     bills and two months of auto insurance
                                                  and the Santa Fe Community              business selling dry goods to Native
     to help them through the holidays.
                                                  Foundation. All of the administrative   Americans from a pushcart. Greer
     Because of the generosity of Santa           costs are donated, so 100 percent       Enterprises eventually expanded to
     Feans, 166 families received a helping       of gifts benefit families in need.      a shop on San Francisco Street,
     hand from the Empty Stocking Fund                                                    developed movie theaters and            Alexis Girard. Photo by Kitty Leaken
                                                                                          partnered with Conrad Hilton to
     Touched by Art Fund Introduces Youth to Museums                                      build La Posada in Albuquerque.         Steve Gaber, founder of the Investment
                                                                                                                                  Consulting Division of Mesirow
                                                                                          Girard’s father-in-law, the late
                                                                                                                                  Financial Services in Chicago, was
                                                 “Thank you for paying for our bus, and   Alexander Girard, donated his
                                                                                                                                  re-elected Treasurer. Alex J. Gancarz,
                                                  we saw some art and some colors. We     100,000-piece collection to the
                                                                                                                                  Jr., Office Leader for Strategic
                                                  draw the art and I add some colors to   Museum of International Folk Art.
                                                                                                                                  Alignment at Los Alamos National
                                                  the art.” –Daniel Rosos                 Before assuming leadership of her       Laboratory, was named Secretary.
                                                                                          family business, Girard was Greer
                                                 “I saw a beautiful thing that Picasso                                            Elected to the Board of Directors
                                                                                          Enterprises’ accounting manager and
                                                  made. It was asymmetrical.”                                                     were Phil Cook, a retired international
                                                                                          lease negotiator. She serves on the
                                                   –Sandevan Saredevon Turner                                                     journalist who wrote for Newsweek
                                                                                          Board of First National Bank of
                                                                                                                                  and other publications; Diane
                                                  First and second grade students         Santa Fe and is an advisory member
                                                                                                                                  Doniger, past Chair of the Las
                                                  from Tesuque Elementary School          of the Lensic Performing Arts Board.
                                                                                                                                  Campanas Advisory Fund and
                                                  took advantage of museum                She is also a member of the
                                                                                                                                  former business owner; Hervey Juris,
                                                  transportation provided by Michael      New Mexico Women’s Forum.
                                                                                                                                  Professor Emeritus and former
                                                  and Laurie Naranjo’s Touched by         Vice Chairs of the Foundation           Associate Dean of the Kellogg School
                                                  Art Fund. The endowed fund,             Board are Jerry G. Jones, CPA,          of Management at Northwestern
                                                  established in 2002, pays for field     Chief Financial Officer for Packards    University and former Associate
                                                  trips for youngsters to view art.       Companies and Dr. Patricia A.           Director of the Media Management
                                                  Michael Naranjo is an acclaimed         McFate, who advises the U.S.            Center at Northwestern; and Dr. Tim
                                                  Santa Clara Pueblo sculptor.            government in the areas of national     Lopez, a hematologist and oncologist
                                                                                          security, missile technology and        who is a principal of New Mexico
                                                                                          nonproliferation of weapons of          Cancer Care Associates.
                                                                                          mass destruction.


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      Time Capsule to Be Opened in 25 Years
                                                                                                                            This issue of the Santa Fe Community Foundation News
      A time capsule commemorating the                                                                                      is partially underwritten by First Community Bank.
      Foundation’s 25th anniversary will be
      buried at the new Railyard Park when
      construction is complete this fall.
      Designed by local artist Brett Chomer,                                                          Acknowledgments
      the capsule contains an aerial map of
      Santa Fe as it appears today along with
                                                                                                      The Santa Fe Community Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following
      2006 mementos and residents’ wishes
                                                                                                      individuals and companies whose contributions make our work possible:
      for their community 25 years from
      now. Among these wishes:
     “More residential living, more bicycles,                                                         Barker Realty                              SFCF Staff
                                                                                                      Cisneros Design                            Billie Blair, President
      streetcars, fewer cars and balance in the
                                                                                                      Comcast                                    Erika Davila, Program Assistant
      downtown area. Outdoor restaurants                                                              Journal Santa Fe                           Amy S. Duggan, Program Officer
      with patio gardens and ponds. A                                                                 KSFR 90.7 FM                               Anne Wheelock Gonzales, Bookkeeper
      revitalized Santa Fe River with water,                                                          Los Alamos National Bank                   Valerie Ingram, Development Director
      open spaces and children’s playgrounds.                                                         Steve and Joyce Melander-Dayton            Annmarie McLaughlin,
      More jobs with higher wages for                                                                 Pranzo Italian Grill                          Development Associate
                                                    Billie Blair speaks at the groundbreaking of
      our people.” –John Barker                                                                       Santa Fe New Mexican                       Laura Orchard, Administrative Assistant
                                                    Santa Fe’s Railyard Park. Photo by Kate Russell
                                                                                                      Santa Fe Reporter                          Sarah Sawtell, CPA, Chief Fiscal Officer
     “The city and county cultural, political     “Santa Fe will be a city with clean air,                                                       Dallas Steele, Administrative Coordinator
      and business leaders will make the idea                                                         SFCF Board of Directors
                                                   clean water, clean streets and beautiful
      of sustainability the foundation for their                                                      Alexis Girard, Chair                       Winter 2007 Newsletter Editor
                                                   landscape. Politicians will be honest and          Jerry G. Jones, Vice Chair                 Dottie Indyke
      decision making, and the importance of       open. There will be social justice – fair          Dr. Patricia A. McFate, Vice Chair
      diverse and comprehensive educational        wages and tolerance. Families will be              Steve Gaber, Treasurer                     Contributors
      and recreational opportunities for children small, children well parented. There                Alex J. Gancarz, Jr., Secretary            Billie Blair
      will be recognized, funded and delivered.” will be good schools, good nutrition                 Jeffrey P. Branch                          Erika Davila
       –Aku Ed Oppenheimer                         and healthcare for all.” –Harold and               Sally Corning                              Amy S. Duggan
                                                                                                      Randy Chitto                               Valerie Ingram
                                                   Norma Brown
                                                                                                      Philip S. Cook
                                                                                                      Diane R. Doniger                           Design & Production
                                                                                                      James Duncan, Jr.                          Cisneros Design
                                                                                                      Barbara Gudwin
                                                                                                      Richard Hertz
                                 NEWSLETTER ONLINE                                                    Patricia Salazar Ives
                                                                                                      Hervey A. Juris
                The Santa Fe Community Foundation’s News is available                                 Nancy Long
                                                                                                      Timothy Lopez, M.D.
            via e-mail. If you would prefer to receive the newsletter online,                         Cindy Lovato-Farmer
                                                                                                      Francie Miles
           please e-mail Annmarie Mclaughlin, amclaughlin@santafecf.org.                              Ruth Ortega
                                                                                                      Sheila M. Paterson
                                                                                                      Carol Romero-Wirth
                                                                                                      Liz Stefanics, Ph.D.
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