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NPD 2016 Honorees

The New Mexico Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP‐NM) invited nominations of the below categories to recognize those individuals, organizations, and businesses that make our state a better place to live through great vision, compassion, and generosity. Please welcome us in honoring our 2016 National Philanthropy Day honorees.


Outstanding Business/Corporation in Philanthropy:

Dekker Perich Sabatini LogoDekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) has served clients in the Southwest for more than 50 years. Our firm began as an outgrowth of Art Dekker Architects, founded in 1959 in Albuquerque by the father of current principal Dale Dekker. We became D/P/S in 1998 with the merger of Dekker/Perich & Associates and Holmes/Sabatini & Associates. Today the firm is led by 21 shareholders with offices in four cities in three states.  Albuquerque is our headquarters and the largest office.  Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is a market driven, service oriented, design firm. We strive to create high performance, stimulating spaces that benefit all.  Exceptional design is our baseline to help clients achieve their goals. Through collaboration with our clients, we aspire to make communities stronger, healthier and more resilient.


Outstanding Foundation in Philanthropy:
Chase Foundation

Chase FoundationIn 2006 Mack & Marilyn and the Chase Family established the Chase Foundation to give back to communities. The foundation provides grants to nonprofit agencies in New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming. The Foundation also operates the largest private scholarship program in the State of N.M. in providing scholarships to graduating seniors.  Since 2006 the Chase Foundation has awarded over $18 million in grants and scholarship funding to students and organizations. In 2016 the Chase Foundation began their 10th year of providing scholarships to students, during this time they have awarded 1,100 scholarships totaling $13.5 million dollars to students. Current awards include $6,500 per year and are renewable up to 5 years. In 2016 there are 375 active students in the program attending 56 different colleges and universities in the United States and 380 students have graduated through the scholarship program.  The newest program at the Chase Foundation includes a Teachers Master’s Program allowing teachers to obtain their Master’s Degree with the Chase Foundation paying the tuition for the teachers. There are currently 32 Teachers in the program and 10 that have graduated. 


Outstanding New Mexico Leader in Philanthropy:
Dolores "Dee" Hines

Delores Dee HinesDelores “Dee” Hines holds a Masters Degree in Elementary education from SUNY Plattsburgh. Dee’s career has included teaching for 10 years as well as being a Partner in Hines Corporation, Building and Developers from 1975 – 1999. She and her husband formed the Frank & Dolores Hines Endowment Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation in 1997. Some of the organizations the foundation has supported  include: United World College (10 students from Poland), UNM Cancer Center (melanoma research), Landmark Musicals, Sandia Prep, Albuquerque Museum Foundation, Popejoy Hall, Animal Humane, Make-A-Wish, Angel flight West and Healing the Children.  Since her husband’s passing in  2009, she has continued to support the organizations that have meant so much to them.



Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser:
Julia Bowdich

Julia BowdichWhen Julia Bowdich was nine years old, her dad took an opportunity with Caterpillar as the dealer in New Mexico.  Other than the short time that she spent in college in Greeley Colorado, Julia has been happy and proud to call Albuquerque my home.  Her working life started with what was then Albuquerque National Bank and seven years later she started at Rust Tractor Co. Julia’s professional life continued at Rust Tractor Co. until they sold the dealership in September 2002.  She now manages three family real estate and investment businesses.  Julia has no children of her own, but is lucky to have a lot of wonderful nieces and nephews. Volunteer life has been an active and wonderful one for her. She has been involved with several boards in Albuquerque including the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation (Past Chair), NDI-NM, and Rotary Club of Albuquerque Foundation. 


Outstanding Fundraising Professional:
Linley Daly

Linley DaleyA native New Mexican, Linley Daly is committed to this community. Utilizing 25 years in the for- and nonprofit sectors, Linley established DalyConsulting, to provide tools, roadmaps and strategies to help nonprofits systematically address social concerns.  Working with organizations solving veterans, homelessness, maternal health, refugees, and education issues, Linley has counseled nonprofits in raising capital and operational funds. She has major gift, planned giving and campaign expertise and has developed, managed and implemented grant and scholarship programs. Extensive experience in corporate training, sales and marketing has established a strong foundation for cultivating positive and enduring community relationships.  For more than seven years, Linley has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, New Mexico serving as Membership Chair, President and currently as Immediate Past President. She also serves on the AFP international Committee for Membership and Chapter Services.   In addition to her professional commitments, Linley also serves on the Board of Directors for Samaritan Counseling Center and the Rio Grande Community Development Center/SINC.  Prior to entering the nonprofit world, Linley was a collegiate athlete, an academic All-American, worked for fortune 500 companies and an entrepreneur. Linley and her husband Michael are proud parents to Lauren, Ryan and Maya.  



Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy:
Katie Perkins

Katie PerkinsKatie Perkins didn’t even know how to say advocacy when she first learned about New Mexico Children’s Advocacy Network—she just thought it would be fun to run in the 5K Turkey Trek.  But when she learned about the Network’s important work with foster care children in New Mexico, she polished up an ‘ask’ and personally approached over 25 people to sponsor her run.  Katie was thrilled to raise over $1500 for NMCAN.  In the 2016 Turkey Trek, Katie not only hopes to raise more money, but also hopes to recruit other kids to run with her because she now knows that even kids can be advocates for people in need.  Katie has also served the community by participating in clean-up days at SY Jackson Elementary School and the CYFD visitation rooms, and she volunteers for East Central Ministries at the Common Good Thrift Store.  Katie is in first grade now and enjoys art and books of all sorts, learning programming with her dad, and being a great big sister to her three younger siblings. 

Outstanding Teen in Philanthropy:
Keely Stockham

Keely StockhamKeely Stockham is a 15 year old Sophomore at FHS in Farmington. At the age of 9, Keely began a lemonade stand in her front yard. She sold fifty cent glasses of lemonade to all who passed. All monies collected were donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event. To date, Keely has raised over $17, 000 in support of cancer research. Keely's simple goal has been to "Cure Cancer One Cup at a Time." She has enlisted friends and family to help her spread the word that cancer can be cured. Throughout the years her hope of saving lives has been evident in her tenacity and spirit. Keely spreads her love of community and her need to help others every year through her lemonade stand. Keely is a great student, maintaining a 3.8 GPA, she is President of FHS Key Club, a member of French Club, she loves to sing & play guitar. Keely is planning to graduate in 2019 and will attend college so she can study medicine to continue her goal of helping others. Keely is supported in all of her endeavors by her close knit family, her fabulous friends & a great community!

YNPN Young Nonprofit Professional:
Gabrielle Marie Uballez

Gabrielle UballezGabrielle Uballez’ passion sits at the intersection of the arts, educational equity and social change. Her work provides a platform for artists to co-create thought-provoking artwork with youth and communities and bridges the gap between ability and access to higher education for underserved youth.   As executive director of Working Classroom she has expanded the public art program, secured a 21st Century Community Learning Centers contract, formed new collaborations with non-arts-sector partners and established a third program track – New Media and Digital Storytelling.  Uballez holds a B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Pomona College and served as the special projects associate the Studio Museum in Harlem. She contributed to Crescendo Cultural, the first national task force of young Latino art professionals, organized by the National Museum of Mexican Art. She was selected as the New Mexico representative for the 2014 Western Arts Alliance Emerging Leaders of Color Program. She is a 2016 graduate of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Leadership Institute and was named one of Albuquerque Business First’s 40 under 40.   Uballez currently serves on the Amy Biehl High School Governance Board and formerly served as Vice President of The Barelas Community Coalition Board. 

YNPN Outstanding Young Board Member:
Jose Viramontes

José ViramontesJosé Viramontes is CEO of MediaDesk New Mexico – a professional communications firm for nonprofits. He came to MediaDesk following a career with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Most notably, during his federal career José was instrumental in creating Albuquerque’s Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.  José is a native New Mexican and has lived in Los Alamos, Truchas, Silver City, Deming and Albuquerque.  He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico with degrees in Communications and Political Science.    José is passionate about community service and has supported the nonprofit sector through volunteer leadership and fundraising for several years.  He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Board Chair of the Future Fund of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, and President of the Los Duranes Neighborhood Association. He was recognized twice by the FEB as Federal Employee of the Year for community service, and as a 2012 Forty Under 40 by Albuquerque Business First.  He and his wife, Cindy, live in Los Duranes with their young children, Ella and Miguel. They're fond of hosting family cupcake wars, backpacking in the Pecos Wilderness, or staging impromptu family karaoke nights.