|ACF GENERAL SUPPORT FUND|
|Partners in Philanthropy - General Support for ACF||Donate||To provide general support to the Albuquerque Community Foundation.|
|Public Grant Programs|
|Julie Weaks-Gutierrez Opportunity Endowment Fund||Donate||In honor of her service to the Foundation, the “Julie Weaks-Gutierrez Opportunity Fund” was established in December to create opportunities for partial funding of required annual Trustee contributions of outstanding Board candidates who otherwise would have been unable to join the Board. This was something Julie felt with great passion was critical to the future of our Board reflecting the community of which we serve.|
|Ngala Memorial Endowment Fund to Assist Musicians with Medical Care||Donate|
|ACF Scholarship Funds|
|The Pedro and Mateo SandovalStrong Memorial Scholarship Fund||Donate||The Pedro and Mateo SandovalStrong Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2020 by the Sandoval Family in memory of their sons Pedro “Pete” and Mateo Sandoval. Pete and Mateo were both outstanding student athletes in football, basketball, track and highly involved in extra-curricular activities at Moriarty High School like 4-H, National History Day and National Honor Society. The Sandovals have established this scholarship Fund to honor the legacy of their sons and to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior from Moriarty High School in Moriarty, NM. It is important the recipient represents the love and determination both boys demonstrated in high school especially the importance of hard work, teamwork and commitment. Donations can also be made by check or over the phone. Mail donations to Pedro and Mateo SandovalStrong Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 25266, Albuquerque, NM 87125 OR call the Albuquerque Community Foundation at 505-883-6240.|
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|Donate to Other Funds||Donate||Because the Albuquerque Community Foundation manages over 500+ Endowment Funds, you may not find the Fund you are looking for within our list. If after reviewing the all funds list you don't see the Fund you would like to donate to online, please donate to this Fund. We will ensure your donation is attributed to the Fund of your choice.
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|Funds Designated for the Benefit of a Nonprofit|
|Julie Gutierrez Memorial Fund for Menaul School||Donate||In honor of Julie Gutierrez this fund will be used for the benefit of Menaul School.|
|Funds to Support Non-Profit Organizations|
|Joseph Saavedra's Pennies for the Homeless Endowment||Donate||The phrase "pennies from heaven" has taken on new meaning for those who mourn the death of Joseph Saavedra from Covid-19. Joseph was the founder of Pennies for the Homeless, an organization that supports homeless service providers. Along with late Judge Diane Dal Santo, he started the charity in 1993 to educate students about homelessness and spread the message that every penny counts. He raised more than half a million dollars by
producing the hugely popular "High Tea and Fashion Show"
featuring international designers. The Penny Man, as he was called, earned a reputation as a sought-after hair stylist and make-up artist with celebrity clients. He often tapped them to support the homeless.
Joseph's calling as a hair stylist began when he was 9 years old. He was orphaned and raised by his grandparents and an aunt in Barelas. It was in the barrio where he began to style hair for family and neighbors. Despite the bullying and abuse he suffered as a young boy, he pursued his dreams and opened "Joseph's" in the early 80's which infused a sense of style and glamour to Albuquerque. He mentored dozens of hairstylists, was a national teaching rep for MatrixColor,invented the Colorake tools, and greatly influenced the work of his peers.
He took his talents to Palm Springs where his celebrity clientele included Jill St. John, Stephanie Powers, and Betty Ford. But his most coveted client was Barbara Sinatra. Joseph became her personal hair and makeup artist. (He'd often watch "Jeopardy" with Frank). Joseph worked with Mrs. Sinatra closely on her Center for Sexually Abused Children.
After years of rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, Joseph returned to Albuquerque to ground himself and find true purpose in his life. That's when Pennies for the Homeless was born. He related strongly with those who are cast aside, which included his animal friends. Joseph rescued dozens of animals and injured birds. He owned miniature horses that he trained for competition and earned several championship ribbons. Joseph felt his greatest sense of peace and love with his horses - and yes, he took great care of their manes.
Joseph navigated the world between hardship and the high life. Recently, he overcame a devastating disease that left him unable to talk and walk. His miraculous recovery was due to his faith in God and sheer determination. Like a penny, he'd fall to the ground, get up and made his life count. Now, the Penny Man has earned his eternal home.
Joseph is survived by his ex-wife Dawn Hunter, some close relatives, and the precious family he created for himself.
A tribute will be held during the Pennies for the Homeless High Tea and Fashion show on November 21, 2021.
|Dr. Armin Rembe Memorial Fund||Donate||In Memory of Dr. Armin Rembe
Dr. Armin Rembe - Doctor, Collector, Farmer, Preservationist, Master Beekeeper and beloved patriarch of the Rembe family, died peacefully at age 86 on Sunday, April 25, surrounded by his loving family at their home, the historic Los Poblanos Ranch. The first oncologist-hematologist in Albuquerque, Armin was devoted to his patients and their families throughout his career, often making house calls and even trading care for lambs and chickens. He loved and studied everything about New Mexico and became an avid collector of Spanish colonial art and proudly served as a judge at Spanish Market in Santa Fe. Retiring from medicine, he started a second career as "Farmin' Armin,” growing organic vegetables and eventually lavender, as part of a project to both perpetuate farming in the Rio Grande River Valley and minimize water use in agriculture.
Born in Seattle, WA, in 1934, Armin attended Lakeside High School and graduated from the University of Washington with undergraduate and medical degrees. In 1962, he went on a blind date and fell hard for Penny Taylor, waking his parents the same night to meet "the girl he was going to marry" and proposing on their third date. He adored Penny for 59 years. He was a wonderful father who believed in the value of hard work and enjoying the simple things in life. He truly lived in the moment.
One of Armin's proudest achievements was being a steward of Los Poblanos, to which he devoted 45 years of his life. He was impassioned by the cultural and agricultural history of the property and the work of architect John Gaw Meem, whom he strongly admired for his design sensitivity and invaluable role in historic preservation for New Mexico.
Armin was preceded in death by his parents, Armin and Doris, and his brother, Cody. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Penny; his two sisters, Toni Rembe Rock and Victoria Walker; his four children, Emily, Armin, Jay and Matthew; son-in-law Mark; daughters-in-law, Shawnie, Jolene and Teresa; and eight grandchildren, who loved their granddad/papa dearly: Isabel, Penny, Abbey, Austin, Jack, Claire, Mateo and Max.
The Rembe family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful care Armin received. Thank you Vangie, Renee, Shlomit, Victoria and Presbyterian Hospice. The Rembe family would also like to express gratitude for the continued support and dedication of the Los Poblanos staff, who work tirelessly to further the mission of Los Poblanos.