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AFP NM, New Mexico Chapter National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon

November 3, 2016

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Embassy Suites Hotel
1000 Woodward Pl NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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$55.00 / ticket ; $500 / table


Keynote Speaker: Brain Colón
Emcee: Chris Schueler

The Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Mexico Chapter is proud to celebrate National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) which is observed internationally by more than 100 AFP chapters to highlight each community's top donors, volunteers, foundations and other individuals and organizations involved with philanthropy.


For more than 25 years, the AFP New Mexico Chapter has recognized the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations make in our state to countless causes and missions. How often do we get the opportunity to thank our most generous and committed supporters in front of their peers? National Philanthropy Day is that opportunity!



Outstanding Business/Corporation in Philanthropy

Outstanding Foundation in Philanthropy

Outstanding New Mexico Leader in Philanthropy

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser

Outstanding Fundraising Professional

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Chase Foundation Dolores "Dee" Hines Julia Bowdich Linley Daly



Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Outstanding Teen in Philanthropy

YNPN Young Nonprofit Professional

YNPN Outstanding Young Board Member

Katie Perkins Keely Stockham Gabrielle Marie Uballez Jose Viramontes


2016 NPD Keynote Speaker
Brian Colón

Brian Colón, a fanatic philanthropist, and his bride, Maria Aleli Colón, have been married for 20 years and have been blessed.  They have one son, Rafael Mario Colón, who just started his freshman year at George Washington University after graduating from Albuquerque High School.  Colón says he was a “wandering generality” until he met Aleli and her fingerprints are on each and every bit of his personal and professional success.

Colón received his Bachelor's Degree from New Mexico State University (NMSU) in 1998 where he was Vice President of the Student Body and graduated from the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Law in 2001 where he was Graduate & Professional Student Body President. Colón has been named Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, one of New Mexico's Forty Under 40 Power Brokers and a “force of nature in fundraising.” Currently, Brian serves as immediate past president of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society (Spanish Market & Museum) and the UNM Alumni Association.  He also co-founded and served on both the KiMo Theater Foundation & Popejoy Hall's Board of Directors while serving on the boards of the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association (NMHBA), Albuquerque Community Foundation Trustee (ACF) Future Fund, NMSU Crimson Central New Mexico Alumni Association, United Way of Central New Mexico Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) and New Mexico College Access Network.  He takes any chance he can to empower volunteer boards to identify necessary resources to serve their missions.

After serving extensively in Democratic Party of New Mexico leadership from local official to DPNM State Chairman and 2008 Democratic National Conventional New Mexico Delegation Chair, Colón ran for Lieutenant Governor where he won a heavily competitive 5-way primary election by a 5% margin.

Brian currently practices law at Robles, Rael & Anaya in the areas of transactional negotiations, personal injury, medical malpractice, inadequate security, products liability, insurance bad faith, and corporate transactions. Mr. Colón is passionate about mentoring young people and leaders and has extensive experience in working with local, state and federal elected officials in order to assist individuals and organizations with their various goals.


2016 NPD Emcee
Chris Schueler

Chris Schueler, CEO of Christopher Productions, has created over 100 television programs that have garnered 24 Emmy® Awards and been broadcast throughout the country and around the world.   Focusing on educational and social issues, Mr. Schueler creates documentaries that are “Television to Touch the Heart.

”He has created projects in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Central America, Russia and Africa.  As a director, Mr. Schueler has worked with Glenn Close, Bryan Cranston, Sam Donaldson, Montel Williams and others.  Mr. Schueler is also Executive Director of SafeTeen New Mexico, one of the six best Community Outreach Programs in the United States.




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