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NMCF awards grants to 2 nonprofits

November 9, 2012 • Local News


Susie Russell, of the Community Foundation, is showered with hugs from kids at the Roswell Boys & Girls Club after the club received a 2012 Chispa Award, Thursday. Mark Wilson Photo

Roswell Boys & Girls Club and Down Syndrome Foundation each received a $7,000 grant Thursday from New Mexico Community Foundation, which recognized the local nonprofits for accomplishing so much with so little. The Roswell organizations were two of just 12 organizations across New Mexico to receive NMCF’s first-ever Chispa Awards.

Ben J. Lewinger, director of communications and collaborative partnerships for NMCF, said the Chispa Awards will be given to nonprofits annually. He added that “chispa” means “spark,” and that each of Thursday’s recipients “shine a Login to read more

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