Kathryn "Kay" O'Keeffe
A Generous Bequest
Earlier this year, we received notification that Kathryn “Kay” O’Keeffe had passed away at the age of 103, leaving behind many friends, a lifelong appreciation for cultural arts and education, and a generous bequest to the Foundation.
Kay was born in Bluefield, West Virginia in 1917. Described by those closest to her as an incredibly bright woman ahead of her time, she graduated from college in 1939 with a degree in chemistry before working for the Monsanto Company as a chemist. Kay enjoyed playing bridge (she even toured internationally to play championships during her younger years!), listening to music, and treating herself to her favorite delicacies: bourbon and bacon.
After moving to Santa Fe for her retirement, Kay frequented chamber music concerts at the St. Francis Cathedral and enjoyed the many Native American arts that our city has to offer — that is, while she wasn't spending time with her tight-knit community at El Castillo.
Although Kay never had children of her own, she recognized the importance of education. Her bequest to the Foundation will support charter schools, musical arts, and pregnancy prevention for years to come. We are truly grateful to have a part in honoring Kay's legacy.
Intel New Mexico
Intel has contributed $20,000 to the Native American Advised Fund at the Santa Fe Community Foundation in alignment with their belief that investing in education, educators, and students means investing in the future of our community and industry.
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For Enterprise Bank & Trust and its Regional President, Dion Silva, the bank’s relationship with Growing Up New Mexico is fundamental to its mission of giving back to the community.
Event Recap: Donor Appreciation Reception
Since our inception in 1981, the Santa Fe Community Foundation has been fortunate to partner with over 4,500 donors in driving positive change across northern New Mexico. Yesterday, we had the pleasure of hosting a Donor Appreciation Reception at the breathtaking Santa Fe Botanical Garden to express our gratitude.