Concours du Soleil 2017 will benefit education leading to employment, job growth and entrepreneurship

Concours 2016 netted $162,000. Being that Concours du Soleil is one of the Albuquerque Community Foundation’s Now and Forever Funds, a portion of the proceeds were added to the Cinco Amigo Fund of the Foundation.  Grants were awarded to the following nonprofit organizations:

Trep Connect/Molino Project

$30,000
Trep Connect and the Molino Project are online resources that help Albuquerque entrepreneurs and small business owners find the right resources to grow their startups and small businesses. Trep Connect is an app that integrates and connects start ups with incubator services, provides valuable information in starting a business and tracks the progress of start ups.

Support Grants

  • UNM Formula SAE Program –  Lobo Motorsports
  • UNM Foundation for Law School Scholarships
  • Future Fund of Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation

Trep Connect Update

TrepConnect is a resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners in New Mexico to connect with resources and services in their community to help them sustain and grow their business. TrepConnect auto-detects device language settings for full language support in English and Spanish. TrepConnect is part of the Molino Project.

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The Cinco Amigos – Jerry Roehl, Steve Maestas, Kevin Yearout, Jason Harrington & Mark Gorham

Jack Vigil – Harmonix Technologies Inc.
Shalini & Abinash Achrekar
John & Heather Badal
Bill & Sharon Bice
Wallace J. Bow
Pamela & Oliver Brooks
Robin Brule & Lonnie Talbert
Joshua & Jessica Carothers
Hugo Carson
Greg & Barbara Ellena
First National Rio Grande
Ed Garcia
Colby & Ashley Geer
Laura & Bob Gustin
Irwin & Debbie Harms
John Hemphill
Mickey & Ann Hollingshead

Bill & Elizabeth Lang
Mr. & Ms. Armand Losinski
Bruce Malott & Marla Wood
Mr. & Mrs. Stan Mason
Karen Molzen
Roberto Ortega & Dr. Loretta Ortega de Cordova
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Rainosek
María Griego-Raby & Randy Royster
Ken & Anne Sapon
Mr. & Mrs. Chester F. Stewart
Suzanne Strong
Steve & Bridget Taylor
Peter & Alicia Touche
U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union
Value Add Southwest Inc.
Michael & Stacey Walker
Todd & Felicia White

Past Proceeds

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Learn about the 2015 Proceeds

Driving to the Future

Last September, during the Foundation’s annual fundraising event Concours du Soleil, over $207,000 was raised – the most in the event’s history. Of that amount, $113,000 was reserved for the “Driving to the Future” technology laboratory/classroom.

 

Thanks to a collaborative partnership between the Cinco Amigos (organizers of Concours du Soleil), the Mayor’s office, Nusenda Credit Union, UNM & CNM, the “Driving to the Future” technology lab is now open in the Epicenter – the center focusing on workforce development, entrepreneurship and economic development. The Epicenter is located in the old Noon Day Ministries building in downtown Albuquerque, in Innovation Central.

 

The interior build-out of the Epicenter was completed by mid-April and the public opening was held on Friday, April 24. The first technology camp of the year offered by Microsoft for underserved Albuquerque middle-school students was held the very next week.

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Learn about the 2014 Proceeds

Our 7th successful year of the most unique fundraising event, Concours du Soleil, earned $125,000 for the benefit of the community. “Horsepower” was inspired by the best of the beasts – the fastest of the fast and the automobiles that take our breath away. The 2013 categories were Mustangs, Horsepower, Other Beasts (Lamborghini & Ferrari), Classics, Horsing Around (SUV’s and Unusual) and British.

Proceeds from Concours 2013 were awarded to:

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Proceeds from the 2012 Concours were awarded to:

  • Los Ranchos de los Ninos
  • Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • UNM Foundation for Law School Scholarships
  • Cinco Amigos Fund

Additional grants were made to the two organizations that helped to organize the event:

  • Formula SAE Program – Lobo Motorsports
  • Future Fund of the Albuquerque Community Foundation

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Learn about the 2012 Proceeds

Proceeds from Concours 2011 were awarded to:

  • Accion
  • WESST Corp
  • Unser Children’s Discovery Center
  • UNM Foundation for Law School Scholarships
  • Cinco Amigos Fund

Additional grants were made to the two organizations that helped to organize the event:

  • UNM School of Engineering
  • Future Fund of the Albuquerque Community Foundation

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Learn about the 2011 Proceeds

Proceeds from Concours 2010 were awarded to:

  • Adelante Development Center
  • The Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico
  • UNM Foundation for Scholarships
  • Cinco Amigos Fund to benefit local children’s charities
  • The Community Foundation’s competitive Grant program

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Learn about the 2010 Proceeds

In 2009, Concours du Soleil raised almost $100,000 benefiting:

  • All Faiths Receiving Home
  • The Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Appleseed Foundation
  • Global Opportunities
  • Cinco Amigos Fund to benefit local children’s charities
  • The Community Foundation’s competitive Grant program

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Learn about the 2009 Proceeds

In 2008, Concours du Soleil raised almost $100,000 benefiting:

  • Global Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. (enabling 80 disabled children to experience a day of fishing)
  • UNM Foundation for Scholarships
  • All Faiths Receiving Home
  • ARCA, Inc.
  • The Future Fund (a young donor group pooling their resources to award grants that benefit underserved children.)
  • The Cinco Amigos Fund to  benefit local children’s charities
  • The Community Foundation’s competitive Grant program

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Learn about the 2008 Proceeds

In 2007, Concours du Soleil raised over $50,000 benefiting:

  • All Faiths Receiving Home
  • Cuidando los Niños
  • The Future Fund (a young donor group pooling their resources to award grants that benefit underserved children.)
  • The Cinco Amigos Fund to benefit local children’s charities
  • The Community Foundation’s competitive Grant program

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Learn about the 2007 Proceeds