The mission of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation is to further the cultural and educational programs at the Albuquerque Museum through broad public and private gifts and volunteer support. As an independent nonprofit corporation, the Foundation’s purpose is to encourage the development of the Museum as the outstanding museum of its kind in the Southwest.

In service to the community.

The Foundation funds the Museum’s education, Magic Bus and docent programs, provides additional exhibition funding which brings world-class shows to the Museum, and makes possible amenities like the Museum Store and the café, Slate at The Museum. The Foundation also manages The Museum's membership program, which at the end of the 2010-11 fiscal year included 2,042 households.

The Foundation provides communication support for the Museum. In addition to public relations and marketing efforts, the Foundation publishes Art. History. People., the quarterly magazine of the Museum and Foundation, and the Museum’s annual report. It also manages and provides funding for this website.

View the Foundation's 2009 990 Report    

View the Foundation's 2009 Annual Report 

View the Foundation's 2010 990 Report

View the Foundation's 2010 Annual Report

View the Foundation's 2011 990 Report

View the Foundation's 2013 990 Report


 Steven R. Cogan, President*
Julie Gutiérrez, Vice President/President Elect*, Development Committee Chair- Executive Committee
Jim Lowry, Immediate Past President*
Orlando Lucero, Secretary*
Beverly Bendicksen, Treasurer*
Pamela Michaelis
Karen Alarid
Elizabeth Allbright
Veronica Arzate Reyes
Karen Bard
Alan Blaugrund
Kurt Browning
Gail Bundy
Carter Cherry
Ann Maloney Conway
David Crum
Russ Davidson
Glenn Fellows
Carlos Garcia
Ted A. Garcia
Paul Gibson
Deborah Good
Lorraine Goss
John Grassham
Michael Hauger
Leslie Kim
Ellen King
David Kleinfeld
Margie Lockwood
Jacobo de la Serna*
Kathleen Metzger*
Barry Ramo
Roxana Reid*
Jennifer Riordan
Tiffany Roach
*Debra Romero, Executive Director*
Elaine Roy*
Garrett Smith
Catherine Wambach*
Alan Weitzel *
Evelin Wheeler
*Cathy Wright, Museum Director*
Anne Yegge
Roberta Zamora

* Executive Committee, 2013 - 2014 


Debra Y. Romero | Executive Director
Christie Ross | Development Director
Terri Ross | Gifts Specialist
Rita Butler | Program Manager
Meaghan Cavanaugh | Director of Communications
Elaine Richardson | Director of Special Events and Batten House Projects
Ginny Lacey | Finance Manager
Kathryn Gaylord | Executive Assistant
Robert Romero | Batten House Caretaker
Maureen Ryan | Museum Store Manager
Christina Taylor-Godwin | Museum Store Creative Director


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