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Albuquerque Forward Fund

At the Albuquerque Forward Fund, we know that jobs are critical to a community’s growth and vital to its future.

how you can help

You can invest in our community’s future by supporting the work of the Albuquerque Forward Fund. We rely on contributions from generous donors to accomplish our mission. Donations to the Albuquerque Forward Fund are tax-deductible.

The Albuquerque Forward Fund counts on the support of generous donors to accomplish our mission. We are grateful to each of our contributors for their commitment to broadening economic opportunity by fostering job growth in our community.

2020 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

PARTNER ($500-1,999)

  • Joe Farr

  • Gary Gordon

  • Debbie Harms

  • Ryan Shell

SUPPORTER (UP TO $499)

  • Caroline Garcia

  • Jason Harrington

  • Debbie Johnson

  • Mindy Koch

  • Roxanna Meyers

  • Stacy Sacco

  • Eric Weinstein

2018 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

CHAMPION ($20,000+)

  • Bank of Albuquerque

BENEFACTOR ($5,000-$9,999)

  • Nancy Schmierbach

PARTNER ($500-$1,999)

  • Del Archuleta

  • Gary L. Gordon & Terri A. Giron-Gordon

  • Debra Inman

  • Leean Kravitz

  • Ceela McElveny

  • Bank of Albuquerque One Sun Fun Committee, Jeans Day Community Giving Program

SUPPORTER (UP TO $499)

  • Aaron Bernabe

  • Kurt Browning

  • Diane Burke

  • Ryan Centerwall

  • Crystal Conine

  • Dora Dominguez

  • Dean Gallagher

  • Kevin Glasgow

  • Annemarie Henton

  • Debbie Johnson

  • Amy Eglinton Keller

  • Brenna Moore

  • Jeremy Oswald

  • Deena Perry

  • Stacy Sacco

  • Joshua Smith

  • Andrew Watson

  • Scott Whitefield

2019 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

BENEFACTOR ($5,000 to $9,999)

  • Bank of Albuquerque

PARTNER ($500-$1,999)

  • Del Archuleta

  • Debra Inman

  • Ceela McElveny

  • Roberta Cooper Ramo and Dr. Barry Ramo

SUPPORTER (up to $499)

  • Leean Kravitz

  • Jeremy Oswald

  • Deena Perry

2017 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS

CHAMPION ($20,000+)

  • Bank of Albuquerque

PARTNER ($500-$1,999)

  • Gary L. Gordon and Terri Giron-Gordon

  • Rachel Johannsen

  • Leean Kravitz

  • Ceela McElveny

  • Roberta Cooper Ramo and Dr. Barry Ramo

  • Jennifer and David Thomas

  • Gary Tonjes

  • Helen Wertheim

SUPPORTER (up to $499)

  • Michael Canfield

  • Dora Dominguez

  • Kevin Glasgow

  • Annemarie Henton

  • Matt Loehman

  • Jeremy Oswald

  • Wayne Pollack

  • Eric Weinstein

ABOUT THE ALBUQUERQUE FORWARD FUND

At the Albuquerque Forward Fund, we know that jobs are critical to a community’s growth and vital to its future. That’s why we devote our time and resources to philanthropic activities and charitable programs that help generate jobs in the Albuquerque metropolitan area. We focus our efforts on three areas:

Educate

The Albuquerque Forward Fund educates employers and connects them to the resources they need in order to innovate, expand and thrive. Topics of our free or low-cost educational programs range from classes on alternative lending and tax code to workshops on HR law and international trade. This type of education helps employers grow, which improves the region’s overall economy. In addition, the Forward Fund collaborates with community stakeholders to ensure that the local workforce has up-to-date training and in-demand skills that position them for success.

Empower

The Albuquerque Forward Fund conducts and publishes research on the region’s workforce, employment data, industry trends and economic outlook. Job seekers, employers, educators, policy makers and business leaders use this data to identify issues, address challenges, and position our community to take advantage of opportunities. It allows us to be proactive instead of reactive, and puts us in charge of designing our future.

Expand

The Albuquerque Forward Fund supports the mission of Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc., to attract new employers to the area, help existing employers grow, generate jobs, and expand the economy. Good-paying jobs do more than lift people out of unemployment or underemployment; they support families, stabilize neighborhoods, revitalize communities, and stimulate the economy of the entire region. They are the foundation for the metro region’s growth, prosperity and success.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2021 leadership

Our Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who are committed to the economic growth of the Albuquerque metropolitan region. The Board sets the Albuquerque Forward Fund’s strategic goals, oversees programs and operations, and assists with fundraising.

Officers

Leean Kravitz, President
Fidelity Investments

Ray Smith, Vice President
Klinger Constructors LLC

Jennifer Thomas, Secretary-Treasurer
Bank of Albuquerque

Directors

Adelmo (Del) Archuleta
Molzen Corbin

Gary Gordon
Albuquerque Academy

Mark Humphrey
Merrill Lynch

Jeremy Oswald
Bank of Albuquerque

Roberta Cooper Ramo
Modrall Sperling

Helen Wertheim
Independent Consultant

CONTACT

Our Office

201 Third ST NW, Suite 1900
Albuquerque, NM 87102