Make a Difference in a Student’s Life by Donating to CNM’s Leading the Way Campaign

October 07, 2021

The CNM Foundation’s Leading the Way campaign is officially underway! A gift to Leading the Way allows you to make a meaningful impact for CNM students. Brandon Munoz Lopez is one of those students, “I am the first person in my family to graduate high school with a diploma and the first in my family to attend college.”

After helping care for his grandfather who had respiratory issues, Brandon was inspired to pursue a degree in Respiratory Therapy to help others, saying, “for the past two years, I have been working non-stop to continue my education so I can get my degree in Respiratory Therapy and change my life forever.”

Brandon is a recipient of the Dr. Diane Klepper Respiratory Endowment. With financial support he was able to focus on his education, adding that the award “reduced financial strain as I pay for school out of pocket. With having less worry and less stress on how to pay for college, I can focus on my schoolwork and classes persistently and give it my all.”

Brandon says that he wants to give back in the future, “I always believe in paying it forward and have hope that I can one day assist students reach their goals like you are assisting me reach mine.”

By giving to Leading the Way this year, any size contribution will help change the life of a CNM student.

We hope you can join us and the United Way of Central New Mexico on October 8th and 20th from 1-2pm for Leading the Way Information Sessions on WebEx. Learn more by visiting the Leading the Way website.