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”.
“We wanted to fund a project that would align with the Foundation’s interest in Economic and Workforce Development, said Kelli Cooper, event chair “and one that would demonstrate the power of philanthropy working together with business and government”.
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.
An annual fundraising event of the Albuquerque Community Foundation, Concours du Soleil has become one of the most anticipated events of the fall.
A 3-day event that attracts automobile aficionados of all types--you won't want to miss!
Visit the official Concours du Soleil website: www.SeeHotCars.com to learn more.
If you have a car you would like to have considered for the show, click here to submit your car or call the Albuquerque Community Foundation office at 505.883.6240.