Performing Arts Academy Foundation

We are so excited about recent membership additions to the Performing Arts Academy Foundation, a nonprofit organization created to support the mission and goals of PAPA.  During the recent organizational meeting facilitated by PAPA Governing Council President, Mark Padilla, five new members were added to the foundation:

  • Mr. Sam Sokolove, President – PAPA Parent with an extensive background in fundraising, donor engagement, and nonprofit agency administration.
  • Ms. Daphne Benavides, Vice-President – Former PAPA Assistant Director with the goal of helping to secure, expand and maintain a permanent brick and mortar facility for the school.
  • Ms. Karen Valdez, Treasurer – PAPA Grandparent with strong managerial and bookkeeping skills and a believer in providing flexible opportunities for students to succeed academically and in the performing arts.
  • Ms. Jessica Sullivan, Secretary – PAPA Graduate from the Class of 2015 and current CNM student with an inside perspective and a strong passion for PAPA success.

PAPA would like to thank Su Hudson, Mark Goodman, and Liz Marshall for their dedicated service to the Foundation as they end their leadership terms.  The next meeting of the Foundation will take place on Thursday, October 1st at 5:30pm in PAPA’s Portable 2.  The PAPA community is encouraged to attend.

Mission: Performing Arts Academy Foundation, Inc. is a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation recognized by the State of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and the IRS. The purpose of the foundation is to solicit funds to support the mission and goals of the Public Academy for Performing Arts – a New Mexico Charter School.

The Foundation plans several fund raisers throughout the year. All funds received are dedicated to the school.

Do you currently donate to United Way? Did you know that you can designate the Performing Arts Academy Foundation?

If you currently give through your employer, talk to them about designating Performing Arts Academy Foundation as the donation recipient.

If your company would like information about the United Way of Central New Mexico, please call 247-3671. They can help you set up United Way giving at your office.

You may also donate directly to the PAPA Foundation. Please make checks payable to The Performing Arts Academy Foundation. Contact Su Hudson, PAPA Film and Media for more information.

Federal ID Number for Tax-Exempt Status is 20-3720304

Send questions & comments to:
Public Academy for Performing Arts Foundation
3000 Adams St NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

505 830-3128

fax 505 830-9930

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