October 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Congratulations to Myrna Deckert!

The Foundation extends its sincere congratulations to Myrna J. Deckert, 2014 recipient of the Fred Rogers Leadership Award in Philanthropy.  This award is given annually to recognize the outstanding contributions and leadership by grantmaking staff, trustees, and donors in all fields of children, youth and family philanthropy in memory of one of the country's most beloved advocates for children, Fred Rogers ("Mr. Rogers"). Myrna received the award, which is a replica of a Mr. Roger's trolley, earlier this week.  Congratulations to Myrna on this well deserved honor! 

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Challenge Fund Appeal

El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFH) launched their Challenge Fund appeal this month with a campaign to end hunger for the most vulnerable in our community, including 85,000 children.  EPFH works with 110 food pantries, emergency shelters and  soup kitchens in El Paso to distribute more than 8 million pounds of food. But the need is much greater.  Learn more and consider a gift to EPFH to ensure that no child goes hungry this year. Learn more.

EPISD Foundation Awards Scholarships & Classroom Grants

For the last two decades, the EPISD Education Foundation has awarded College Scholarships and Classroom Impact grants to students and teachers in the community. This year was no exception.  As a Paso del Norte Foundation partner, the EPISD Education Foundation awarded 78 college scholarships and 14 classroom impact grants to deserving students and teachers.  The EPISD Foundation is pleased to add fine arts, STEM and athletics to its list of priorities this year to further the impact on the community.  Learn more about how you can support the EPISD Education Foundation. 

Congratulations to Challenge Fund Partners

  
The Foundation extends its sincere congratulations to five Challenge Fund Partners for wonderful community events this past month: FEMAP Foundation Annual Gala, Center Against Family Violence Lend Us Your Ear, La Semilla Food Center Farm to Fork, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk and Centro Familiar para la Integración y Crecimiento (CFIC) "Juarez es Resiliente."  The Foundation will award $455,000 in grants as a result of these events.

Health Blog: Recess is best before lunch

BY Jon Law, President, Paso del Norte Health Foundation.

Parents, caregivers, and educators inherently seek ways in which we can improve our children's lives. When it comes to physical activity and nutrition, I am optimistic that we are on the precipice of a period in which new approaches to eating well and being active are discovered that can profoundly improve our children's quality of life. Read more.

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