The New Mexico Activities Association Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was set up in 2007 to support the many students that participate in high school athletic and activities programs across New Mexico. The funds raised by the Foundation are used for student scholarships and school grants/support. The Foundation is made up of a Board of Directors that meets annually.
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Since 2007, over 200 students at more than 90 NMAA member schools have been awarded scholarships to attend colleges or universities of their choice. It is one of the missions of the NMAA Foundation to support graduating seniors who have excelled in athletics, activities, academics and sportsmanship in furthering their academic endeavors. We encourage everyone to participate in our annual fund raising events or to donate to the NMAA Foundation. For more information about Foundation events or donation options please contact Dusty Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NMAA Foundation will continue with its mission to give back to the youth of New Mexico in 2020 by providing $24,000 in student scholarships. Most of the recipients will again be recognized during the NMAA State Basketball Championships. For more details and application information on these scholarships, please click on the link below.
PAST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS:
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOOL GRANT/SUPPORT PROGRAM
Part of the NMAA Foundation’s initial mission was to provide financial assistance to schools that were starting new athletic/activity programs. From 2007-2012, the organization distributed over $26,000 to approximately 15 NMAA member schools. This initiative has since been reorganized and support is now not only available for schools that are starting up new programs, but also for schools that have general athletic/activity funding needs. Since 2016, another $8,500 has been distributed to support schools and students involved in various athletics/activities. The NMAA Foundation Board has now put policies in place that will continue this school support program on an annual basis. More information and the actual application for funding/support can be found HERE.
The following schools have received funding/support from the NMAA Foundation since 2007: Dora, West Las Vegas, Melrose, Cloudcroft, Moriarty, Elida, Hope Christian, East Mountain, Pecos, Mesilla Valley Christian, Native American Community Academy, Navajo Prep, Foothill, Newcomb, Monte del Sol, Rehoboth Christian, Aztec, Tierra Encantada, Pine Hill, Academy for Technology and the Classics, Tohatchi.
Daniels Scholarship Program
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. It is a “last dollar” scholarship that pays toward tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the United States. For more information, visit www.DanielsFund.org/Scholarships.
NMAA FOUNDATION BOWL-A-THON
This fun-filled event is a great place to gather your business associates, coworkers, friends or family members while raising money for scholarships to aide New Mexico High School students!
12th Annual NMAA Foundation Bowl-A-Thon
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: TenPins & More in Rio Rancho (1416 Deborah Rd, 87124)
Other Details: 1pm Start Time, $250 per 4-person team
NMAA FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC
14th Annual NMAA Foundation Golf Classic, presented by Gardenswartz Team Sales
Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
Location: UNM South Championship Golf Course
Other Details: 8am Shotgun Start, $500 per 3-person team, $150 Hole Sponsorships
NMAA FOUNDATION DONOR LIST
Thank you to the following companies and individuals for your donations in support of the NMAA Foundation. For more information or to find out how you can submit donations, please contact Dusty Young at (505) 923-3268.
EQUIPMENT DONATION PROGRAM
The NMAA Foundation has implemented a new program that will directly benefit the youth of our state. Many students do not have the necessary equipment to participate in athletics and the Foundation will now be pursuing donations from a variety of sporting good stores and programs.
These donations will then be given to schools and students who are in need of equipment. For more information on this program, or to find out how you can submit donations, please contact Chris Kedge at (505) 923-3276.
NMAA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Directors & Officers
President: Gary Tripp (CES)
Vice President: Chris Kedge (New Mexico Activities Association)
Secretary: Dusty Young (New Mexico Activities Association)
Treasurer: Joe Butler (NMAA – Retired)