Our Heroes

We are fortunate to have the support from generous and kind donors who believe in education for all and support our mission to provide free tutoring to New Mexico students. Thank you to all of our generous donors! You are helping Ignited Minds to make a difference.

Cindy Cotner: Cindy donated time designing English Language Arts curriculum. She created our beautiful logo.

Keith Crow: Keith helped with our 2020 Happy Holidays! fundraising campaign.

Ralph Holcomb: Ralph helped with the important and tedious grant writing to build our capacity to serve more students and schools.

Paige Keenan: Paige generously donated her time as our administrative assistant.

Liane Pippin: Liane donated her time as our Public Information Officer, creating and publishing the communications that drives our nonprofit volunteer recruitment.

Claudette Pippin: Claudette donates her generous time to help with budgeting and accounting. Claudette helped us at time when we desperately needed the expertise-forever grateful for her help.

David Maestas, Esq.: David donates his time by advising the Executive Director on legal matters.

Dash Turner Maestas: Dash gave this nonprofit it’s name, Ignited Minds.

Bronze Donors

Mrs. Peggy Lewis on behalf of Kayleigh, a tutoring student

Mr. & Mrs. Plewa who donate so much time and support to New Mexico students

Mr. & Mrs. Roller who donate so much time and support to New Mexico students

Mr. & Mrs. Stewart in memory of Joe and Viola Maestas who raised five students in Santa Fe, New Mexico


Anonymous Donor

Mrs. Shirley Calodich

Thank you to CVS located at St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico for donating candy for our tutoring program at Monte del Sol Charter School.

Ms. Brenda Funches

Mr. Martin Geer

Mr. & Mrs. Gelles

Mrs. Peggy Lewis on behalf of Kayliegh, a tutoring student

Mr. David Maestas

Mr. & Mrs. Ray

Mrs. Linda Rodriguez Brandt of Del Norte Credit Union Business Accounts who helped us set up our account and provides us with encouragement and a gift for healthy snacks for our students

Mr. & Mrs. Rose

Ms. Martha Saavedra

Ms. Denise Schafer

State Farm, Agent Michelle Cole www.mysantafeagent.com

Mrs. Liv Turner


Thank you GoSchoolBox for providing us with our secure tutoring platform. Your platform drives our tutoring program and is our primary tutoring tool.

Thank you Los Alamos National Laboratory and Triad National Security, LLC for the grant you awarded us for tutoring services delivered to Escalante Middle & High School in Rio Arriba County.

Thank you to Del Norte’s patient and kind staff for all of your guidance and counseling with our business banking needs.

Thank you Nusenda Credit Union for your generous grant. Your financial support for tutoring New Mexican students is needed and and greatly appreciated.

Thank you to the Opportunity Santa Fe Reading Working Collaborative Group for the generous grant. We appreciate your support and participating in our productive group to further literacy proficiency for New Mexico students.

Thank you Sana Benefits for your kind and generous donation to help us provide FREE academic tutoring to our New Mexico students.

VolunteerMatch matches inspired people with inspiring causes. It’s how volunteers and nonprofits connect to achieve remarkable outcomes. We so appreciate VolunteerMatch helping us with recruitment. For more information click.

Un mil gracias to the Santa Fe Community Foundation and Sarah Amador-Guzman for their endless support for community based organizations. We could not perform our missions as effectively without your financial, professional development, and fundraising support. For more information click.

“The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

Mahtama Gandhi

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