The Central New Mexico (CNM) Community College Foundation’s sole purpose is to provide the extra financial assistance necessary for CNM students to stay in school and graduate with a certificate or Associate’s degree. And so, in keeping with this purpose, the CNM Foundation provides support for scholarships and endowments designed to honor academic success.
Every year, the CNM Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner honors individuals, corporate and community supporters for their financial support of student scholarships and programs. My husband and I have attended this dinner for many years, because we LOVE hearing from the scholarship recipients as they share their personal stories.
It is at this dinner where the donors and the community sponsors really learn how the value of their investment impacts these students. On the evening of Thursday, August 28, 2014 ~ we will hear from 5 of them. BTW ~ these 5 student speakers were nominated by academic advisors, achievement coaches, deans and directors.
I am super excited about THIS year’s Donor Dinner, as I was asked to assist some of these amazing students by styling them for the big event! The students were “game” and good sports, as well. So with a little help from fashion experts Dara, from Runway Apparel and Catherine, of Stella and Dot, we got down to stylin’ business. Here we are “BEFORE”:
(Dara, Catherine, Student: Troy, Student: Danielle, and Moi)
(Dara, Catherine, Student: Sally, Student: Patti and Moi)
At the Donor Dinner, each student will be sporting new outfits, along with spectacular accessories. Oh ~ and guess what else? Aveda Institute of New Mexico will be pampering the students before the big night! The guys will receive new haircuts and the gals will have their hair and makeup done.
Well, geez… all this fab stuff ALMOST makes me want to go back to school.
Now ~ I know all of you are going to want to see the “AFTER”, as well as hear each students personal story…but the only way you can do this is to join us at the CNM Foundation Donor Dinner. If you’re interested in attending this wonderful event, and/or learn more about the Foundation itself, just click here.
What ’til you see what I’m going to be wearing…!