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La Fonda Announces an Employee Focused Foundation

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La Fonda on the Plaza has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the community we love. For over 100 years our employees have been the bedrock of our success. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new foundation focused on supporting the needs of our amazing team and their families! 

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What is La Fonda Foundation? 

New Mexico has much to be proud of…plentiful assets, exceptional culture and history, resilient and self-reliant people, and a robust philanthropic community. There is much to improve as New Mexico experiences increasing income disparity and ranks poorly on many key social metrics countrywide.

La Fonda Hotel represents over 100 years of culture and community in Northern New Mexico. The microcosm of Hotel employees and their families is a proxy for many in New Mexico. The goal of La Fonda Foundation focuses on increasing social mobility and driving systemic change, first for those affiliated with the hotel, then expanding to include others in the community. By working with other local philanthropic organizations and adding complementary services we plan to move the needle and make a difference.  We need your help.


The Core Values of La Fonda Foundation are:

  1. We will be led by data and not sentiment; 
  2. We will be an organization of community partners, a foundation that does not need credit or publicity for our work; and
  3. We will be an entrepreneurial organization, willing to take risks, knowing that we will fail from time to time but we will learn from our mistakes and learn how to serve our constituents better. 

Read La Fonda Foundation Impact Report here.


Foundation Leaders

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FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: LETICIA BERNAL | LINKEDIN BIO
Email: lbernal@lafondasantafe.com | Phone: (505) 362-4545

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FOUNDATION LIAISON & ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER:  JENNY KIMBALL  | LINKEDIN BIO

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FOUNDATION ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER: JOHN RIZZO | LINKEDIN BIO


Foundation Advisory Board Members

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CAROL ANGLIN: LA PLAZUELA AT LA FONDA DINING ROOM MANAGER

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ROSS CHANEY | COMMUNITY SERVICE ADVOCATE

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CHRISTOPHER GOETT | PRESIDENT AND CEO OF SANTA FE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

ALLISON HAGERMAN | MCCUNE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION DIRECTOR OF LEARNING AND OPERATIONS

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HERVEY JURIS | PROFESSOR EMERITUS, THE KELLOGG SCHOOL, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

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RJ MARTINEZ | LANL FOUNDATION EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM MANAGER/SANTA CLARA PUEBLO TRIBAL COUNCILMAN

ALVARO QUINTANAR | LA FONDA ON THE PLAZA

JEN SCHROER | SECRETARY FOR THE AGING AND LONG-TERM SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO

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JOSE VILLAREAL | WORK-BASED LEARNING DIRECTOR FOR SANTA FE PUBLIC SCHOOLS


IN THE NEWS

La Fonda on the Plaza Announces a Foundation to Help Hourly Workers | The Santa Fe New Mexican

La Fonda Foundation | Press Release