Over 400 New Mexico Nonprofit Organizations Participating in Give Grande New Mexico on Tuesday, May 6th
CCNS NEWS UPDATE
Runs 5/2/14 through 5/9/14
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* Over 400 New Mexico Nonprofit Organizations Participating in Give Grande New Mexico on Tuesday, May 6th
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the formation of community foundations, The Community Foundation Coalition of New Mexico is supporting New Mexico’s participation in a unique 24-hour national day of giving event on Tuesday, May 6th. The local initiative is called Give Grande New Mexico. Over 100 communities across the U.S., with the help of their own community foundations, will host local giving events to support local causes and organizations. Each local gift will be amplified with funding from a national incentive pool of funds and New Mexico will have its own incentive prizes.
Five major foundations in New Mexico make up the Coalition. They are the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Southern New Mexico and Taos Community Foundations. A community foundation is a publicly-supported philanthropic institution governed by a board of private citizens chosen to be representative of the public interest and for their knowledge of the community. Three groups are served by community foundations and they are donors, the nonprofit sector and the community as a whole.
Media sponsors include the Albuquerque Journal, Clear Channel Outdoor, the Taos News, KTAOS 101.9 FM, and KRZA 88.7 FM, 98.7 FM and 100.9 FM. Foundation partners include the McCune Charitable Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Business leaders include the Bank of Albuquerque, Lovelace Health System, NAI Maestas & Ward and Yearout Mechanical, Inc.
Over 400 New Mexico nonprofit organizations are participating in the historic, community-giving event, which will raise as much funding as possible through easy-to-use online fundraising.
CCNS is participating in the crowd-sourced giving event and would appreciate your support. For over 26 years, CCNS has worked diligently to protect the air, water, land and public health through successful lawsuits against the Department of Energy for environmental violations at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). We have worked for over a decade with whistleblower Robert H. Gilkeson, an independent registered geologist, to raise water contamination and seismic issues at LANL. We have also produced the weekly broadcast of the CCNS News Update to keep you informed. On Tuesday, please go to the Give Grande website to make your contribution to our work.
Denise Gonzales, the Give Grande Project Coordinator, said, “Nonprofit organization are crucial to New Mexico’s cultural, social and economic health. They make even the most basic things like food and shelter possible each and every day for families across the state. They also protect the quality of life we value.” Gonzales continued, “Give Grande New Mexico will reignite the spirit of giving in our communities and provide opportunities for statewide nonprofits to get their creative juices flowing.”
For more information, please visit http://www.givegrandenm.org/
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