Our Heroes

We are fortunate to have the support of 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!

Cindy Cotner: Cindy donates time designing curriculum. She is also the artist who created our beautiful logo.

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

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

Paige Keenan: Paige generously donates her as our administrative assistant.

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

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.

Sandra Candelari Randel: Sandra donates her time as our Board Treasurer advising the Executive Director on all financial matters. She also helps drive fundraising.

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


Anonymous Donor

Mrs. Shirley Calodich

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

Ms. Martha Saavedra

Ms. Denise Schaffer

State Farm, Agent Michelle Cole www.mysantafeagent.com

Mr. & Mrs. Stewart

Mrs. Liv Turner


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 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.

Thank you Tutorfly for providing us with our new secure tutoring platform. We are excited to deploy this new important tool.

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 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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