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“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it
whatever I can.”
— George Bernard Shaw
Click below to view our 2017 Annual Report
We are happy to announce that Prosperity Project International was the Grand Prize winner of $5,000 at the first annual Charity Expo & Bowl! Due to the extreme generosity of our sponsors this first year, we were also able to bestow $1,000 to Navajo Ministries for 2nd place, and $500 to Sexual Assault Services for 3rd place.
The public also had an opportunity to contribute to the event and raised an additional $500 for Theater Ensemble Arts. Twenty-five nonprofit organizations from around the Four Corners were thrilled to participate, and many more are looking forward to next year! Barely in its infancy, this event has made a very significant impact on our community and will continue to do so in the future.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
Mesa Family Practice • Merrion Oil & Gas
Basin Home Health & Hospice • A Plus Well Services Farmington Family Practice • KoziHomes.com • Citizens Bank • Solga & Jakino • Briones Law Firm
Kysar Mellennium & Leavitt Insurance • Sowesco Century 21
Four Corners Community Bank • Chick Fil-A • Freytag & Farrar • KISS Radio
KOBF 12 • San Juan College • American General Media
SAVE THE DATE
June 6 & 7, 2017
The Ladies Charity Golf Classic is 27 years strong! We are grateful to have been chosen as a recipient of the proceeds, along side the Heart Gallery of New Mexico.
The two-lady best ball tournament is held on two of the top golf courses in the state, Piñon Hills & San Juan Country Club. Lady golfers travel from across New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Arizona to participate in the annual event.
Register at www.ladiescharitygolfclassic.org
Download sponsorship brochure here.
Gathering of Gratitude - April 2017
Our Annual Gathering of Gratitude gave the Four Corners Foundation an opportunity to thank its donors and share what the Foundation has accomplished in the past year. Donors in attendance had the pleasure of witnessing first hand testimony of how their generosity has impacted people's lives.
Last year, the Foundation broke ground on a new project known as the San Juan Community Gardens. The vision of the Foundation is to provide access to healthy produce to low-income families and to educate a community on the importance of nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices. Our first garden will be located directly behind the PATH emergency shelter and will benefit the clients of PATH and Byron's House of Hope.
The Foundation was honored to have the Director of Byron's House of Hope, Brian Myers speak, as well as one of his clients, who has turned his life around for himself and his family. The Foundation has been working closely with Brian to locate a property, in which to house the program. It has been a long road, but finally with the help of PATH, we have secured a place for the program and we look forward to its opening this summer.
It is incredible to see how community, businesses and organizations can come together for the benefit of the common good and this year has been full of abundant blessings. Continually, opportunities to help our community reveal themselves, and we respond in faith to our calling to help others. It is because of the generosity of so many, that the Foundation can accomplish its mission for a better community. The Foundation and its partners will leave a lasting legacy that will continue to make a positive impact for generations to come.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
Click below to view our 2016 Annual Report
For over 26 years the Ladies Charity Golf Classic has championed the important work of local charities. In 2016, projects of the Four Corners Foundation are
again being generously supported by the Ladies Charity Golf Classic.
The two-lady best ball tournament is held on two of
New Mexico’s top golf courses, San Juan Country Club
and Piñon Hills Golf Course.
For more information on how you can help sponsor or play in this exciting ladies tournament, click here for a brochure or visit: www.ladiescharitygolfclassic.org
Dear Friends of the Four Corners Foundation:
The true meaning of Easter lies in reflecting on the sacrifice our Savior made for us out of love and in the great anticipation we experience each year as we await the celebration of His resurrection.
In this Easter season of thanksgiving and rejoicing, we at the Four Corners Foundation, are reminded of the many blessings, and the promises of hope for a better tomorrow, that you give to our community through your support.
We thank you for your generosity and wish you a happy and blessed Easter!
Dr. and Mrs. Matthew deKay and
the Four Corners Foundation Board of Directors
Join us for The Ultimate Date Night with Kim & Crickett Carpenter on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Farmington Civic Center. The Four Corners Coalition for Marriage and Family is offering this free community event to strengthen marriages & families and help couples keep a positive focus on their marriages. Admission is free but advanced tickets are necessary. For more information, please go to www.fccmf.org."
Gathering of Gratitude - November 2015
The Four Corners Foundation marked its fifth anniversary, Gathering of Gratitude, by inviting the community to write the “next chapter” of the Foundation’s community story.
When the Four Corners Foundation (FCF) was established in 2010, its focus was to fund a safe, welcoming emergency shelter facility to address San Juan County’s homeless concerns. Five years later, that original need has been met with the opening of A Path Home Campus.
Moreover, the generosity of Four Corners residents and businesses allowed the Foundation to nearly double the initial space plans with only a modest mortgage remaining. Operation of the emergency shelter and transitional housing facilities is now in the capable hands of PATH (People Assisting the Homeless).
As the Foundation moved into its second five years, the single-project focus that launched the organization has expanded into multiple service areas. FCF’s goal is to become a community foundation in every sense of the term.
“Our board spent much of 2015 rethinking how we might do greater good and involve more people,” said FCF president Dr. Matt deKay. “There’s good momentum going with A Path Home campus being up and running, and we all agreed that energy should be put to work through broader service. As a community foundation, we want to champion the needs, interests and priorities of our neighbors. We also need to assure those investing in Foundation projects—whether financially or through service—that there will be a good return in terms of value.”
To help deliver on both of these, the FCF Board is inviting members of the Four Corners community to help write the next chapter. “We sincerely want our neighbors to help determine the direction the Foundation’s success story takes,” Dr. deKay continued. “We want to know what they see that needs done. It aligns with our statement of belief is that we are ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things…together.”
Those attending the Foundation’s 2015 Gathering of Gratitude had an opportunity to share their next-chapter ideas and celebrate achievements forged over the past five years.
Annual Report - 2015
As I write this message, the Four Corners Foundation is at a point where our past, present and future meet. We have the achievements of the past five years which have provided us tremendous momentum. And now, we look forward to tomorrow. We are at the point where we can decide how to connect the past with the future.
In this annual report we speak of becoming a true community foundation. What does that mean? It means that our scope will be much broader than most foundations in our community, which typically have a specific focus.
The Four Corners Foundation will be different. We will connect existing worthwhile projects with funds. We will discover areas of need that are not being met and work towards solutions. Along with you—our generous donors and strongest supporters— we can achieve YOUR dreams for our Four Corners community. Please know that we are always open to your suggestions.
In closing, thank you for your support. I firmly believe our work is being blessed by God and you are part of that blessing.
Matt deKay, President
Board of Directors
Click below to view the 2015 Annual Report.
“The character of a community can be measured by how well it takes care of those in need.
Ours is a community of great character.”
— Dr. Matthew deKay, President
Click below to view our 2014 Annual Report