In 2015 at the Strategic Planning Meeting, the NMASBO Board of Director's wanted to create a philanthropic voice for the School Business profession through a Community Social Responsibility program. This initiative was implemented in order to bring awareness to the profession and the State of New Mexico on what NMASBO does for the community.
Make-A-Wish New Mexico
NMASBO's Board of Directors has selected donating to Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Mexico as our third Community Social Campaign. This organization has a special connection to us because it has personally touched the life of one of our business managers. The NMASBO Board was honored when Kimberly Stone, Capitan Municipal Schools, shared her son Eleck and her family’s story with not only us, but the entire NMASBO Community. Kimberly' son was granted a wish in March of 2015. It was something that changed his life and her entire family's. Make-A-Wish Foundation of NM is able to spend 92% of all proceeds on wishes! We are extremely excited to support Make-A-Wish Foundation of NM during the 2016-2017 fiscal year and during their 30th year campaign! We know we can count on our membership to help this organization with its very simple mission; to make a wish happen. To find out more information about Make-A-Wish Foundation of NM please click here.
We learned that Eleck's story is being featured for the combined federal campaign for Make-A-Wish America. You can read about his wish by clicking here.
KOATS for Kids
At the 2016 Winter Conference in Albuquerque, the NMASBO chose to support KOATS for Kids as our second Community Social Responsibility campaign initiative. Again, we encouraged members to bring new or gently used coats to the conference and we also collected cash donations. We were able to collect about 15 used and new coats and raised nearly $500. The NMASBO Board of Directors chose to match the donations received from the membership and exhibitors, bringing the total money raised to $1,000.00!
Las Cruces Coats for Kids
At the 2015 Fall Conference in Las Cruces, NMASBO chose to support Las Cruces Coats for Kids as our first Community Social Responsibility campaign initiative. We encouraged members to bring new or gently used coats to the conference and we also collected cash donations. We were able to collect about 30 used and new coats and raised nearly $750. The NMASBO Board of Directors chose to match the donations received from the membership and exhibitors, bringing the total money raised to $1,519.32! For every $10 raised they are able to provide a coat. That means our contribution to the Las Cruces Coats for Kids program provided approximately 180 coats for children in the Doña Ana County area a very impressive start for our inaugural Social Responsibility Campaign!
Check presentation to Las Cruces Coats for Kids on November 19, 2015 at US Bank in Las Cruces, NM