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UWCNM receives $10 million from MacKenzie Scott

$10 million donation from MacKenzie Scott will support vital work United Way of Central New Mexico today announced that MacKenzie Scott has donated $10 million to support the organization’s community-based work in health, financial stability and education. Scott announced the gift on Medium. Scott’s donation comes at a critical time for United Way of Central New […]

RNWR: All about the Young Leaders Society

https://youtu.be/UCwvC1vqoaM UWCNM’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is dedicated to inspiring and empowering young leaders to volunteer their time and share their skills and resources to affect lasting change. Watch this Right Now with Rodney interview where our CEO Rodney Prunty chats with Katie Shaw, our YLS manager. You’ll learn how they’re mentoring youth in our community, what […]

A report on Community Conversations on race, equity, and inclusion

Community Conversations was conducted as part of DEI UNITED, a partnership between the Albuquerque Community Foundation and United Way of Central New Mexico, are intended to help inform how philanthropy can best contribute to race equity and social justice solutions. They provide a place where people in the community can come together to talk about their aspirations, concerns, […]

Un-Event Fridays happening in February

Living through a pandemic has changed the way our normal lives look, from grocery shopping to working from home, and everything in between. We’re excited to announce Un-Event Fridays – a new way to attend events safely – fun activities that take families out of the Friday night routine.  It’s a celebration of our work. We want to connect […]

UWCNM Holiday Giving Guide

You can make a difference this holiday season by sharing your time, materials, and financial resources. Over the years we’ve compiled lists of area agencies and organizations that could use your support. This 2021 season, consider following our social channels to learn about the agencies in need of help this year. For a full 2021 […]

RNWR: Our CEO talks diversity with Paul Mondragon

https://youtu.be/meSqHkNBAQg In this edition of Right Now with Rodney, our CEO talks with Paul Mondragon, Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager of Community Banking of Bank of America about the work that they’re doing in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. Learn what inspired this work and how their financial investments help promote equity in areas […]

A conversation with Sonya and Art

Sonya Priestly is a long-time New Mexican whose work supported the medical field. Art Gardenswartz is a native New Mexican who experienced great success in the sports equipment retail industry. They’re both curious by nature, share a love of the outdoors, have a close blended family, and a second career in real estate. They also […]

RNWR: Creating equity starts in the workplace

https://youtu.be/sRS2U5faZII United Way of Central New Mexico is working to become a Modern United Way. That means that we value and model diversity, equity and inclusion; that work begins in the workplace.  Listen in to this Right Now with Rodney interview where our CEO Rodney Prunty talks to Hannah Royer and Katie Shaw about this ever-evolving work. You […]

CEO recognized as leader by two different organizations

Rodney Prunty, UWCNM’s president and CEO recently received two recognitions. The first was being named as a Business First 2020 Diverse Business Leader honoree. These awards recognize leaders who are promoting authentic diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The program awards leading organizations and executives who are going above and beyond to bolster equality across all areas […]

United Way receives $1 million cash donation

BY PILAR MARTINEZ / JOURNAL STAFF WRITERMonday, October 12th, 2020 at 12:02amUnited Way receives $1 million cash donation ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — United Way of Central New Mexico recently received a gift of $1 million to help fund the organization’s immediate needs, according to a news release announcing the donation. Donors Art Gardenswartz and Sonya Priestly made the […]


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