Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Foundation Director Honored.(Journal North)

Byline: Wren Propp Journal Staff Writer

Governor Salutes McCune's Lopez

Owen Lopez, executive director of the Santa Fe-based McCune Charitable Foundation, was honored Monday by Gov. Bill Richardson for putting New Mexico's philanthropic endeavors on the map.

Lopez, a native New Mexican, recently saw the foundation named international Outstanding Foundation of 2003 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The foundation, established in the late 1970s, provides grants to organizations dedicated to enriching the cultural life, health, education, environment and spiritual life of New Mexico residents.

In past years, the foundation has donated as much as $7 million annually to local organizations from a $100-million-plus endowment. …

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