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United Way of NNM Surpasses Fundraising Goal.

From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega, UWNNM Board President Steve Boerigter, UWNNM Board Member Jill Cook, UWNNM Campaign Chair and LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus and UWNNM Board Member Valerie Martinez.

In 2016, United Way of Northern New Mexico changed the way fundraising was measured.  Roughly about $50 a year provides services for residents in Community Action funded programs.  A goal of 12,200 residents, or $610,000, was set as the fundraising goal.  Investors, both personal and business, responded generously and $631,306 is available for Community Action Fund Grants an estimated 12,626 residents will be touched by programs and services in 2017-2018.  The granting window opened on Friday, March 10. If you would like more info on areas eligible for granting please visit https://unitedwaynnm.org/funding/

Kathy Keith, Director, LANL CPO, and David Lyons, LANL General Manager, raise the thermometer passed our 2017 goal of 12,200 residents

Thanks to our Cornerstone Companies, United Way of NNM is able to work in the community and this year 100% of personal donations will be going to programs and services for Los Alamos and Rio Arriba residents who need them.

Many of the community-minded individuals who enable United Way of NNM to touch more residents in the communities we serve. Thanks to each and every one of you.


Don & Connie Cobb, 2016 Service Above and Beyond Award

Don & Connie Cobb are long time Los Alamos residents who have retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Since retiring they have been busy giving back to the community they raised their children in. Don served as a United Way Board Member from 2007 to 2016. Co-founded Somos Amigos and currently working with the STEM to Read Program in Northern New Mexico and Los Alamos Community Foundation. Their passion to give back is truly inspiring and we felt it only right they be recognized with the 2016 Service Above and Beyond Award.

Los-Alamos-Medical-CenterUnited Way of Northern New Mexico has had a longstanding partnership with Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC).  With their mission of “Making Communities Healthier, “ LAMC has supported United Way of Northern New Mexico through our Cornerstone Program in addition to many other types of support.  More recently, LAMC has hosted a series of monthly meetings for our Behavioral Health(y) Community Initiative.  As one of their five guiding principals states, “Taking a leadership role in our communities,” their support of UWNNM and many other nonprofits in Northern New Mexico is why they were recognized as the 2016 Philanthropist of the year.

Linnea and marie

Linnea Poretti and Marie Marroquin

Linnea Poretti came to United Way of Northern New Mexico after attending a training hosted by UWNNM titled “Retirement Wellness.”  We see Linnea once a week since then and are honored she has chosen UWNNM to spend her time with.    Linnea regularly spends her time with United Way of Northern NM doing database and general office. We know it has been a lot of work, and Linnea has done a wonderful job. In 2016 she was such an important part of our organization it is fitting that she is the 2016 Volunteer of the year.

Most of all thanks to all of you who invested time and dollars into United Way’s mission to bring Education, Health, and Financial Stability to all in the areas we serve.  We know we all have to invest in the community’s challenges and we are forever grateful you choose to invest your resources on front end.

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