April 2015

 Welcome 2015 Challenge Fund Partners

The Foundation is pleased to announce the selection its 2015 Paso del Norte Foundation Challenge Fund partners, who will host a variety of fundraising events and appeals this year.  The Foundation launched the Challenge Fund in 2014 with funding from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation to inspire charitable giving in the region and help non-profit organizations leverage giving by offering an up to 1:2 match for contributions made during selected sponsored events/appeals. In 2014, the Foundation partnered with 15 nonprofit organizations raising and returning $1.38 million to charitable causes.  The Foundation is pleased to be working with 21 organizations in 2015.  Learn more about the 2015 Challenge Fund. And...mark you calendars for upcoming Challenge Fund events!

CASA of El Paso annual Casas for CASA. The silent auction, live auction, and dinner will be held on Thursday, April 16th at 6 pm at the Sunset Events Center. CASA of El Paso is thrilled to welcome Ashley Rhodes-Courter, author of Three Little Words, to Casas for CASA 2015! All funds raised will benefit CASA of El Paso and allow them to serve more of El Paso's abused and neglected youth. For more information or to purchase tickets go to casaofelpaso.com.

YWCA El Paso del Norte Region 22nd Annual Women's Luncheon The event will take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:30 am at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. This year's featured speaker is Amanda Wirtz, a veteran, philanthropist, performer, and public health advocate. For more information or to join this year's luncheon go to ywcaelpaso.org.

Mesilla Valley CASA 10th Annual Imagine Fundraiser. The event will be held on Saturday, April 25th at 6pm at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces. To learn more or to purchase tickets for the event go to mvcasa.com.

 Welcome Joy & Anthony Martinez Fund

The Foundation is pleased to welcome the Joy & Anthony Martinez Fund to the Foundation's family of funds. Anthony & Joy are Healthcare Administrators in the skilled nursing and rehabilitation area of the healthcare industry. Both were born and raised in El Paso and are graduates of Montwood High School class of 1995 and 1996, respectively.

Joy Martinez is the Chief Executive Officer of Nazareth Living Care Center, a non-profit, Catholic skilled nursuing and rehabilitation ministry.She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas, El Paso. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her areas of specialization include Clinical Psychology; Social Welfare, Social Organizations, and Social Services; and Law, Criminology and Deviance. She is a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator in the state of Texas, and is a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators. Joy is also a graduate of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation REALIZE Program and the Ascension Health Management Formation Program.

Anthony Martinez earned a Master of Business Administration  degree from the University of Texas, El Paso. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Multidisciplinary Studies-Engineering, Mathematics and Business from the University of Texas, El Paso. He is a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator in the state of Texas.

Anthony and Joy have two beautiful school age daughters attending Loretto Academy active in Robotics, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer and Girl Scouts. 

Learn more about the Foundation's Donor Advised Funds.

 2015 IGNITE Request for Proposals

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation is pleased to invite eligible agencies to submit proposals for funding under the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Priority Area: Healthy Relationships for the IGNITE Initiative. To learn more go to pdnhf.org.  
 

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