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College’ 50th Anniversary Commemorative Artwork – Call for Submissions!

Submissions have closed, they will no longer be accepted after today - October 13, 2014. To verify if your submission was received please call 224-4685. 

More Than Turquoise Highlights CNM Students

 Check out the profile on the CNM Foundation and CNM students at More than Turquoise. This blog features fashion, lifestyles and a taste of New Mexico, created by Jamie Lewinger. Jamie shared her time and talents with five selected CNM students as part of this year’s CNM Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner. The students will look fabulous as they share their stories with the CNM Foundation’s friends and supporters! Thank you Jamie!

CNM Foundation Selected As Nonprofit of the Year Honoree 

Albuquerque Business First has named the CNM Foundation one of 15 2014 Nonprofit of the Year honorees in the Foundation category.

 It was selected by a team of four judges from the community which chose the 15 honorees by evaluating their missions, innovations, impact and the ability to continue providing services.

 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

 The 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 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.

Memorial Fund Honors First Executive Director 

It is with great sadness that the CNM Foundation lost a dear friend in late April. Cleta Honeyman Downey served as the first Executive Director of the Foundation from 1992 to 2002. During her time as Executive Director, she helped establish the formal structure of the Foundation and forged relationships to create 24 endowments, a lasting legacy to help programs and students succeed at CNM. She acknowledged TVI/CNM as being her most rewarding job.

Photo of Shermam McCorkle, Cleta Downey and Alfred Abbott

Friends and family are working to establish the Cleta Downey Memorial Scholarship to benefit CNM students. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution, you can send a check payable to the CNM Foundation at 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 or click here to donate online.

Phase II of Scholarship Fundraiser Kick Off

Focus on Investment Opportunity for Businesses 

By 2020, an estimated 61% of jobs in the U.S. will require a college certificate or degree.  That's why one year ago, the CNM Foundation launched the Building Community campaign with the goal of raising $10Million over a three-year period to be used exclusively for student scholarships.  The Building Community Campaign allows for unique, permanent naming recognition at any of the seven CNM campus locations

Be sure to look out for the Albuquerque Business First media campaign that will feature our investors and why they chose to support CNM

As we learned from our initial supporters, the Foundation realized that what we had to offer "donors" was not just an opportunity to do something good for the community and for our students, but it is an important investment opportunity that will benefit businesses and the New Mexico economy.

The CNM Foundation is asking our community - and specifically businesses in it - to invest in CNM, which is also an investment in the quality of tomorrow's workforce. Improving the quality of our workforce is critical for our economy.  At CNM we produce a return on your investment.


  • For every $1 that is invested in CNM, we provide a return of $1.60
  • Each year CNM graduates add $85 million to the New Mexico tax base
  • CNM serves an estimated 30,000 students each year
  • Ove the past 30 years, students have earned more than four million college credits
  • CNM offers over 100 certificate and degrees that lead directly to employment or a 4-year institution

CNM Foundation is offering private tours of our most exciting renovations and new facilities. There are an array of venues that will provide high visibility and promotion opportunities to hundreds or thousands of students, faculty, staff and visitors each day.

Call the CNM Foundation to learn more about our campaign.