The 2013 Piñon Awards
Santa Fe Community Foundation President & CEO Brian T. Byrnes (center) pictured with award
recipients (l-r) Jim Duncan, Jr. (accepting for his father, Jim, Sr.), Breakthrough Santa Fe,
Pecos Valley Medical Center, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, New Energy Economy, and Nancy Mammel.
The 2013 Piñon Awards Ceremony and Dinner took place October 8, 2013 at La Fonda on the Plaza. Each year the Santa Fe Community Foundation’s Piñon Awards recognizes excellence in the nonprofit sector, a vital part of our region’s economy. The awards also recognize the outstanding contributions that local philanthropists have made to improve the quality of life in Santa Fe and beyond. Scroll down for highlights of the event.
This year’s award recipients included:
- Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, recipient of the Tried and True Award. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a renowned dance company based in two places. On the cutting edge of contemporary dance, they also provide a number of programs to Santa Fe students, including their Folklòrico program, which teaches traditional Mexican dance free of charge. The Tried and True Award honors an organization that is known for consistent high-quality programming in spite of changes to the external environment. Click here to see a video about Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.
- Breakthrough Santa Fe, recipient of the Courageous Innovation Award. Breakthrough is a comprehensive six-year program that provides pathways to college for disadvantaged students in Santa Fe Public Schools. The Courageous Innovation Award honors an organization that uses a bold approach to solving a persistent problem in the community. Click here to see a video about Breakthrough.
- New Energy Economy, recipient of the Visionary Award. New Energy Economy is dedicated to creating economic opportunity in New Mexico grounded in clean energy. Through organizing, lobbying, public policy leadership, litigation, and more, New Energy Economy works to secure a coal-free future for our state. The Visionary Award honors an organization that can anticipate the unmet needs of future generations. Click here to see a video about New Energy Economy.
- Pecos Valley Medical Center, recipient of the Quiet Inspiration Award, is a full service health clinic dedicated to providing quality, affordable patient care. Situated in San Miguel County, the center serves a population spread across 500 square miles where 28 percent of the population lives below the federal poverty line. The Quiet Inspiration Award honors an organization that works quietly and respectfully among a wide range of people. Click here to see a video about Pecos Valley Medical Center.
- Jim Duncan, Sr. and Nancy Mammel, recipients of the Philanthropic Leadership Awards. Jim Duncan, Sr. has been involved with the Santa Fe Community Foundation since the 1980s and has served as board chair, tireless volunteer, and dedicated donor. He watched the foundation grow from a small organization in a tiny office to the large nonprofit and community center it is today. Nancy Mammel is a transformational philanthropist who started the foundation’s root2fruit grant program, which provides capacity-building dollars for grassroots nonprofits. She is also actively involved in the foundation’s Hestia Fund (a women’s giving circle that makes grants to nonprofits providing services to middle school-aged children.
For video of the full ceremony, click here.
Sponsored by: Los Alamos National Bank, New Mexico Bank & Trust, Thornburg Investment Management, and La Fonda on the Plaza.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2014 PIÑON AWARDS CEREMONY AND DINNER: OCTOBER 7, 2014