Business First Names CNM Foundation Nonprofit of the Year Honoree

July 30, 2014 -- Albuquerque Business First has named the CNM Foundation one of 15 2014 Nonprofit of the Year honorees. It was selected in the Foundation category.
July 16, 2015

A team of four judges from the community  chose the 15 honorees by evaluating their missions, innovations, impact and the ability to continue providing services. The judges were John Garcia of Home Builders Association of Central New Mexico, Francie Monteith of Bank of Albuquerque, Dara Ambriz of Runway Apparel and Gemtria St. Clair of NDI New Mexico.

Other honorees in the Foundation category were the Barrett Foundation, Inc. and Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation.

Albuquerque Business First, a weekly business magazine, asked the public to nominate their favorite organizations for the Nonprofit of the Year awards. Nominated organizations were asked to submit an application detailing their work and sharing testimonials from those who have benefited from their services

copy2_of_FoundLogoCMYKwtag.jpgThe honorees will be lauded at a Sept. 18 Nonprofit of the Year award ceremony where the audience will hear how the community has benefited from these nonprofits' work. The category winners will also be revealed for the first time.

“We work hard to raise funds so that our students can have scholarships to attend CNM,” said Anna Sanchez, Interim Executive Director. “Being named an Albuquerque Business First
 honoree in the Foundation category shows that we are making an impact.”

The CNM Foundation’s mission is to provide the extra financial assistance necessary for the citizens of Central New Mexico Community College's service area to obtain the quality educational opportunities they deserve. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible and benefit College programs, scholarships and activities that are not funded through state operating and capital budgets.

The CNM Foundation is also a past recipient of the VIVA Award from the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico and the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards (Not-for-Profit Category) of the Samaritan Counseling Center.