Philanthropy Tops United Way Board Event

Special guest speaker Craig Leasure of Los Alamos talks about the importance of giving during Friday’s Celebration of Philanthropy hosted by the United Way of Northern New Mexico Board of Directors at Historic Los Luceros in Velarde. This is the first annual event in which board members cover all costs so 100 percent of the funds raised can go directly to helping people in need. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UWNNM Board President Stephen Boerigter addresses the crowd at Friday’s special Board event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Guests gather from Los Alamos, across the Valley and Santa Fe Friday for the first annual UWNNM Board sponsored event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Arriving at Friday’s event from left, Los Alamos County Councilor David Izraelevitz, Constance Cobb and her husband, UWNNM Board Member Don Cobb. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UWNNM Board Member Johanna Jiron, her husband LAMC CEO Feliciano Jiron, Tom Gallegos, Trish Alvidrez and Yvonne Maestas of Habitat For Humanity chat during Friday’s Board sponsored fundraiser. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Guests gather, chat, and listen to music at the UWNNM Board Fundraiser Friday at Los Luceros. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Guests mingle in the courtyard at historic Los Luceros during Friday’s UWNNM Board event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SOC officials Jack Killeen and Liddie Martinez at Friday’s event. SOC has been a major supporter of UWNNM for many years. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

At left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega and Board President Stephen Boerigter chat at Friday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UWNNM Board Member Manuel Valdez chats with guests at Friday’s event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UWNNM Board President Stephen Boerigter chats with guests in the portal area at Los Luceros. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The band, Savor, plays for the crowd gathered Friday Alamos to celebrate philanthropy. Savor is playing at La Fiesta Lounge in the La Fonda Hotel Friday and Saturday evening in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UWNNM Board President Stephen Boerigter dances with his wife Kathy at Friday’s special event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Food for Friday’s UWNNM Board event was catered by La Cocina in Espanola. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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