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50th Commemorative Poster Now Available to Order!

50th Commemorative Art PieceIn honor of the College’s 50 years in the community, the CNM Foundation commissioned artist, Fabian Pedroza, an alumni who graduated from CNM in 2012 with an associate degree in fine arts to create a piece that represents the community college’s tremendously positive impact on central New Mexico through the past five decades. His piece was painted with liquid acrylic and water colors. Fabian was selected out of more than 50 applicants. A limited number of serigraphs will be reserved for Foundation endowment donors. In honor of the College’s 50th Anniversary, the CNM Foundation is seeking 50 new or increased endowments to support students. 

The CNM Foundation is now taking pre-orders for the commemorative poster. Each poster is $10. To reserve yours today, please contact the CNM Foundation at 224-4685 or by emailing .

Albertsons and CNM Foundation Team Up

The CNM Foundation has partnered with Albertsons as part of their Community Partners program. Help us make a difference for CNM students by shopping at your favorite Albertsons store and using a Community Partners key tag with each and every grocery purchase at Albertsons. The CNM Foundation will earn cash rewards based on our supporters’ sales. We can earn 1% of the sale each time our dedicated Community Partners barcode is scanned with a grocery purchase. If the CNM Foundation earns sales from our loyal supporters tallying more than $50,000 per quarter, those sales greater than $50,000 will earn 5%.  The CNM Foundation will be mailing permanent Community Partners key tags once received, but we would like to ask you to share the temporary card with others in your area. You are welcome to make copies of the enclosed, but please make a darker copy to ensure the scanner picks up the barcode. J

We will have a more publicized announcement once we receive the permanent tags.

Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Marshall Quam at the Foundation office 224-4686 or

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.

Changing Lives, Building Community Partners

The CNM Foundation is fortunate to receive the support of businesses and corporations to help build capacity for the CNM Foundation and strengthen CNM during a time when student enrollment is the highest in the College's history. Through their generous support, the Changing Lives, Building Community fund will impact student success and greater economic development of our region.