Community meeting

Scenes from the 2022 UWNNM Community Meeting

the The UWNNM Board of Directors is shown at the 2002 Community Meeting at UNM-LA, left to right, Grants Committee Chairman Steve Renfro, Vice Chairman Carol Clark, Wesley Willis, Le President Liddie Martinez, Secretary Michelle Harkey-Wilde and Joseph Legare. Missing from the photo are John Sarrao, Finance Committee Chair, Cindy Rooney, Barb Ricci, Mike Lippiatt and Todd Nelson. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Board Chair Liddie Martinez, center, and Enterprise Bank & Trust employees present a $25,000 donation from the bank to UWNNM during the 2022 Community Meeting last month at the UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

UWNNM News:

United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) held its annual community meeting last month in conjunction with the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheon.

Community members, businesses, and UWNNM donors packed Wallace Hall at UNM-Los Alamos to learn about the organization’s new priority areas and see the unveiling of its new Fundraising Thermometer. community action. Standing six feet tall and encased in plexiglass, the thermometer was designed and built by Steven Hand, director of the family-owned company Hand Precision Machining (HPM). The United Way of Northern New Mexico recently hosted a thank you luncheon for all HPM employees who helped design the thermometer.

Each year, the UWNNM Community Action Fund distributes hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to nonprofit organizations serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.

As it has done for decades, Enterprise Bank & Trust donated $25,000 to the United Way’s Cornerstone program, which supports the organization’s operational and administrative activities.

Grants Committee Chair Steve Renfro explained the annual grant cycle and invited community members to participate in the grant review and award process.

Council Chair Liddie Martinez honored each of the council members at the community meeting, explaining their role on the council and their business affiliations.

Metzger’s Do It Best was the first company to contribute to the Community Action Fund this year. For decades, Metzger’s Do It Best employees have supported the Community Action Fund with the company’s Employee Giving Campaign. Today, the Community Action Fund’s thermometer is parked at Metzger’s in Los Alamos to showcase United Way’s journey to raise $500,000 for the 2023 grant cycle.

UWNNM greatly appreciates donations and gifts through the website’s donation page, by mail, or dropped off at the Los Alamos office at 1200 Trinity Dr. on the ground floor of Enterprise Bank.

For more information, visit unitedwaynnm.org.

UWNNM Executive Director Monica Griego unveils the nonprofit’s new board members introduced at the 2022 Community Meeting last month at UNM-Los Alamos, left to right, Grants Committee Chair Steve Renfro, Vice Chair Carol A. Clark, Member Wesley Willis, Chair Liddie Martinez, Secretary Michelle Harkey-Wilde, and Member Joseph Legare. Missing from the photo are Finance Committee Chair John Sarrao, Member Cindy Rooney, Barb Ricci, Mike Lippiatt and Todd Nelson. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

UWNNM Grants Committee Chair Steve Renfro explains the annual grant cycle and invites community members to participate in the grant review and award process. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Metzger General Manager David Jolly presents a donation to UWNNM General Manager Monica Griego. Metzger’s was the first company to contribute to the Community Action Fund this year. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Scene of presentations during the 2022 Community Meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor talks about her organization. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Scene of presentations during the 2022 Community Meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Scene of participants discussing at the 2022 community meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Morning Glory Bakery hosted the 2022 UWNNM Community Meeting at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com