Past NMAG EventWednesday, May 8, 2019 Quarterly Funder Meeting

Please register for our Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Quarterly Funder Meeting from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Location: Santa Fe Community College, Governing Board Room, 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508

Remote Access Available on Registration

Topic: Philanthropy in Education

This meeting will focus on the role of grantmakers in supporting education innovation and identifying future priorities that hold great promise for New Mexico schools, families and students. Hear from an expert funder panel on their experience engaging with state and local government and using philanthropy’s unique ability to take risks, forge partnerships, and explore innovative strategies to advocate for learners. Join us as we facilitate a conversation with the New Mexico Public Education Department about where such opportunities can be leveraged.


10:30 – 11:00 am           Registration and Networking

11:00 – 11:15 am           Welcome, Introductions and Announcements

11:15 – 12:00 pm           Guest speaker: Karen Trujillo, Ph.D., Secretary, New Mexico Public Education Department

Dr. Karen Trujillo has been an educator in New Mexico for over 20 years. She received her B.S. (1992), M.S. (1993), and Ph.D. (1998) in mathematics education from New Mexico State University. She has served the students and teachers of the state as a teacher, an administrator, a professional development specialist and a researcher.

12:00 – 12:30 pm           Networking Lunch                                        

12:30 – 2:00 pm            Funder Panel: How Can Philanthropy Support New Mexico to Achieve Excellent and Equitable Education for Every Child?

Education in New Mexico is at the eye of a perfect storm – a mix of new opportunities and stubborn crises. Join the discussion on philanthropy’s unique role, positioning, assets, and tools to for contributing to systemic education reform.

Facilitator: Jeannie Oakes, Senior Fellow, Learning Policy Institute, Presidential Professor Emeritus, UCLA


  • Miguel In Suk Lovato, Senior Grants Program Officer, Daniels Fund
  • Jennifer M. Parks, CEO, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation
  • Bob Reid, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, JF Maddox Foundation
  • Michael Weinberg, Ed.D., Early Childhood Education Policy Officer, Thornburg Foundation

Thank you to the Santa Fe Community College Foundation for co-sponsoring this meeting.