2014 Concours du Soleil Nets $207,000 for Community Grants
Albuquerque Community Foundation announces its annual fundraiser, Concours du Soleil earned $207,000, an increase of 65% over the 2013 event. Organizers credit the increase to a crowdfunding project entitled “Driving to the Future”.
The goal for “Driving to the Future” was to provide funding for a permanent technology lab in the Innovation District of downtown Albuquerque. $113,000 was raised during the Concours du Soleil event for the purchase of desks/workcenters and seating for 50 students per class. A generous in-kind donation made by Jack Vigil of Harmonix Technologies will fund the elaborate internet system. The City of Albuquerque will provide the space.
Other grants awarded: A New Day, $17,000; Future Fund $8,000; UNM Foundation for the Formula SAE Race Team $13,000; UNM Foundation for the Law School $25,000 and Albuquerque Community Foundation $25,000.
We would like to thank everyone who was involved in another successful Concours du Soleil! From sponsors to car owners, volunteers to attendees, we believe that Concours du Soleil represents the amazing generosity of Albuquerque. As we calculate the proceeds, we will be sharing all the great moments we captured this weekend. Feel free to share your photos with us on Facebook, as we love to see the events through our guests camera lenses.
2015 Concours du Soleil!
Call the Albuquerque Community Foundation at 505.883.6240 to be added to the 2015 waitlist!