About 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 complete the Endowment
If you are interested in establishing an endowment, we would be happy to help you. Please contact us at lcpsfoundation@lcps.net or (575) 527-5888.

PERMANENT ENDOWMENT FUNDS

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,

 

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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,

 

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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,

 

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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

 

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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,

 

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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 so that:
The mini-grant is not reported as personal income for the recipient;
The mini-grant is to be used and accounted for classroom materials and supplies;
The mini-grant program will define “Teacher” for this purpose as “any licensed school employee who is not administrative staff;
The mini-grant program from this endowment will provide at least two (2) $100 grants each month for October, November, January, February and March each year as funds are available.
Donor: Virginia & B. Kay

 

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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,