29th Annual Mayor & First Lady’s Charity Gala

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The 29th annual Mayor and First Lady’s Charity Gala is just around the corner. First Lady Maria Berry stopped by this morning with details on the big night.

This special night is dedicated to raising funds for selected non-profits that are engaged in inspiring work throughout our community. Together, Mayor Berry and First Lady Maria Berry will honor the charitable tradition in Albuquerque and celebrate those who provide countless hours of selfless service to make our community stronger.
Event is on Saturday, April 25th at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
The 2015 charities that were selected are Acción New Mexico, Albuquerque Community Foundation: The Bright Futures Fund, Homework Diner: ABC Community School Partnership, and PB&J Family Services: Fathers Building Futures. Acción New Mexico increases access to business credit, makes loans, and provides training, which enables entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and be catalysts for positive social and economic change. The Albuquerque Community Foundation Bright Futures Fund is a donor-advised fund that allows the advisors to either help a charity today or to help the permanent needs of tomorrow; it’s a gift that works now and forever. PB&J- Fathers Building Futures project is a social enterprise that trains and employs fathers, who are all formerly incarcerated and turning their lives around. Finally, Homework Diner, in partnership with the ABC Community Schools, addresses student success by helping community schools develop strong family engagement by facilitating a hot meal and academic support as parents work with their children to do their homework.
Go to www.mayorscharitygala.com for more details on the event and to get your tickets or make a donation.

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