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 “Drive to the Future”.
The goal for “Drive to the Future” was to provide funding for Surfaces computers and for a permanent classroom for the Microsoft YouthSparks Camps announced earlier this year. $113,000 was raised during the Concours du Solei 3-day event for the purchase of the computers and other items. A generous in-kind donation made by Jack Vigil of Harmonix Technologies will fund the furnishings and build-out. The city 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!