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CNM Foundation First Executive Director Passes

It is with great sadness that the CNM Foundation lost a dear friend in late April. Cleta Honeyman Downey served as the first Photo of Shermam McCorkle, Cleta Downey and Alfred AbbottExecutive 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.

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.



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Building Community Campaign Reaches Initial $1 Million Goal!

Thanks to 14 community investors, the CNM Foundation achieved its $1Million goal during the silent phase of the Building Community Campaign for the 2013 fiscal year.

We are grateful to those supporters who chose to invest in our students and the future skilled workforce of our community.

The Building Community Campaign allows for unique, permanent naming recognition at any of the seven CNM campus locations. These funds will be used exclusively for student scholarships. These founding investors made a commitment to not only provide a charitable gift, but to invest in the future of our students, which benefits businesses and the New Mexico economy. 

Founding Investors:

Albuquerque Business First

Annapurna Restaurants

Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers

Enterprise Builders Corporation

French Funerals and Cremations

Jaynes Corporation

Lovelace Health Systems

Malott Family

NM Educators Federal Credit Union


Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Wells Fargo

Sandia National Laboratories/Lockheed Martin

Sherman McCorkle Family

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.