ENDOWMENTS

Permanent Endowments are set up for the purpose of expending a portion of the interest earnings. This ensures the longevity of the donor’s gift for the designated program/scholarship. A minimum $5,000 gift is needed to begin this type of fund and the donor has up to 5 years to fully fund the endowment.

If you are interested in establishing an endowment, we would be happy to help you.

PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUNDS

E. Jeanne Walheim-Hamm Memorial Classified Employee Scholarship Fund

Established: 2018-19


Purpose: Provide funding for one $500 scholarship each year to an LCPS classified employee to further their education
Donor: Betsy A. Geery

Anita L. Sabichi MD Music Scholarship Fund

Established: 2018-19


Purpose: Provide funding for one $2000 scholarship each year to an LCPS graduate who plans to major in Music.
Donor: Felipe Samaniego MD

Chayo Moreno Fund for Mesilla Elementary School

Established: 2018-19


Purpose: Provide funding for the teachers and staff of Mesilla ES for either classroom supplies or help with educational field trips/projects.
Donor: Chayo and Carmen Moreno

Leadership Las Cruces Linking Hands Scholarship Fund

Established: 2019-20


Purpose: Provide two, non-renewable, $500 scholarship each year to graduating seniors who are a participant in the LCPS Project Link program and plan to enroll in any New Mexico College, University or accredited Vocational Program.
Donor: The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Cruces Class of 2018-19

Bieri Family Broadcast Journalism Endowment Scholarship Fund

Established: 2017-18


Purpose: Provide one, non-renewable, $1000 scholarship each year to a graduating senior who plans to attend New Mexico State University and major in Broadcast Journalism
Donor: Mark and Ann Bieri

Chamber DACC

Established: 2011


Purpose: Provide one, non-renewable, $500 scholarship each year to a graduating senior who plans to attend Doña Ana Community College
Donor: The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce

AnaMaria Samaniego Scholarship in the Arts Fund

Established: 2017-18


Purpose: Provide one, non-renewable, $1000 scholarship each year to a graduating senior who plans to attend a New Mexico college/university and major in the arts.
Donor: Felipe & AnaMaria Samaniego, MD

Felipe M. Samaniego MD Scholarship Fund

Established: 2017-18


Purpose: Provide one, non-renewable, $1000 scholarship each year to a graduating senior who plans to attend a New Mexico college/university
Donor: Felipe Samaniego, MD

French Family Endowment in the Memory of Fannie French

Established: 1997


Purpose: 90% of the interest accrued each year as unrestricted to benefit the Mission of the Foundation
Donor: Josiah French II Trust, Dated October 12, 1994

J Paul Taylor

Established: 2004


Purpose: Provide one, non-renewable, $500 scholarship each year to a graduating senior who plans to major in Education at New Mexico State University
Donor: The Las Cruces Public School District #2

LC Rotary Reading

Established: 2006-07


Purpose: Stimulate innovative, novel and creative methods of teaching reading in grades Kindergarten-12 in the Las Cruces Public Schools
Donor: Rotary Club of Las Cruces, Richard B. Gregory, President

LCPS Foundation

Established: 1998


Purpose: To provide $1000 annually to the “Off-cycle Request for Funds” Fund as funding is available
Donor: The Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation Board of Directors

LoWV/Bonnie Burn Scholarship

Established: 2015-16


Purpose: Provide one, non-renewable, $1000 scholarship each year to a graduating senior who plans to major in education at New Mexico State University
Donor: Reed Burn Family and the League of Women Voters of Greater Las Cruces, Current President of LoWVoGLC & Reed R. Burn

Stocker Fine Arts/Literacy Endowment

Established: 1998


Purpose: To support Fine Arts (music, dance, drama and visual arts) and literacy programs in the LCPS. For each $5000 matched of the original $25,000 matching funds, $2500 could be spent on Fine Arts and Literacy programs.
Donor: The Stocker Foundation, Patricia O’Brien, Executive Director

Virginia Brilliant Teacher Mini-Grant Fund

Established: 2017-18


Purpose: To award monthly mini-grants to teachers for classroom supplies for a total of $1000 per year
Donor: Virginia & B. Kay

Organ Mountain Outfitters Student Lunch Account Fund

Established: 2018-19


Purpose: Offset LCPS student lunch accounts that are in arrears
Donor: Chris Lang

Mesilla Valley Transportation Classroom Supplies Mini-grants Fund

Established: 2018-19


Purpose: Provide funding for 5-20 $100 classroom supplies mini-grants each month as funds are available
Donor: Royal Jones, Mesilla Valley Transportation

Chayo Moreno Business Scholarship Endowment

Established: 2021


Purpose: 2 $500 scholarships for students who plan to major in Business at NMSU or the DACC
Donor: Chayo Moreno

Dr. James and Mary Tucker Granted Scholarship

Established: 2022


Purpose: $2000 will automatically be granted to the students at each of the 4 major high schools who have the highest GPA and have participated in 2 varsity sport
Donor: John Tucker & Family

Jed Hendee Memorial Scholarship

Established: 2022


Purpose: Annually award 2 students $500 scholarships to any NM college or university
Donor: Susie Hendee