United Way Of Northern New Mexico Recognizes Donors

Guests gather Thursday evening at the annual United Way of Northern New Mexico Donor Recognition Night at UnQuarked the Wine Room. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LANL Community Programs Office Director Kathy Keith, left, accepts the Philanthropist of the Year Award for LANL/LANS, the largest Employee Giving Campaign in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, from United Way Director Kristy Ortega. ‘This past year, with no confirmation for a match to donations, LANL employees pledged more than $2.3 million for nonprofits around the world,’ Ortega said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
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United Way of Northern New Mexico Donor Executive Director Kristy Ortega, UWNNM Finance Administrator Marie Marroquin and UWNNM Programs and Marketing Coordinator Jeremy Varela thanked donors and supporters Thursday evening at the annual UWNNM Donor Recognition Night at UnQuarked the Wine Room.

United Way said farewell to Don Cobb, a United Way Board member for nine years as well as recognizing the contributions of more than 80 people and their organizations to United Way’s mission.

 

The audience listens as awards are presented Thursday evening during the annual United Way Donor Recognition event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
LAMC Executive Director Feliciano Jiron with LAMC Marketing Director Mary Beth Maassen. Maassen  received the ‘Above and Beyond Award’ for her many contributions to United Way’s efforts and causes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
From left, JJAB Director Ellen Ben-Naim, County Councilor David Izrealevitz, Terry Izraelevitz, Assistant Library Manager Bernadine Goldman and Terry Goldman at Thursday’s event.  Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Volunteer of the Year Margaret Ellis, left, receives her award from United Way Executive Director Kristy Ortega. ‘Margaret has been volunteering with United Way of Northern New Mexico for over 10 years!’ Ortega said. ‘Her son Syd spent his high school years on the UW Youth Team where Margaret helped with numerous events over the years. She can be found at community events and in the UWNNM office doing just about whatever is needed.’ Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
From left, Tom Springer, Cynthia Springer, Don Tolmie and Sandra Tolmie were guests at Thursday’s United Way Donor Recognition Night. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Fire Chief/UWNNM Campaign Chair Troy Hughes with his wife Jody Hughes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
UWNNM Board member Johanna Jiron with her husband Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
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