In March 2018 Santa Fe Hestia Fund reached a milestone achievement granting over $1 Million Dollars since its inception in 2008 to local programs in support of underprivileged seventh and eighth graders in the community. Hestia is a women’s giving circle with a mission to improve high school graduation rates in Santa Fe by providing financial support to local programs that engage and support middle school students. The fund is established at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. Read the full press release.
Hestia celebrated this achievement with past and present Hestia Members, representatives from grantee organizations, and Santa Fe community members and officials at an event on May 2, 2018. Current chair Yvonne Sininger introduced the special guest Susan Priem, the founder of both Boston Hestia and Santa Fe Hestia Funds who was presented with a glass plaque and beautiful necklace by local artist Lawrence Baca. Lawrence’s work was chosen specifically because his jewelry beautifully represents Santa Fe culture. The necklace was selected and presented by current Santa Fe Hestia members Suzanne Cisneros and Kathy Elliot. The gift honors Susan’s commitment to philanthropy and the Santa Fe Community. Kathryn Marshall, Hestia’s recently retired program administrator for the past years, was also honored with a glass plaque. Thank you Kathryn!
Santa Fe Hestia also screened the premiere of its short promotional film to the delight of all who attended. A special thank you for making the film a success goes to Linda Nelson, the film’s producer and founding member of Santa Fe Hestia Fund. The film was created under the direction of Chris Jonas from Little Globe of Santa Fe. Thank you Chris!
Flowers designed by Eric Salter and Jan Duggan, a Founding Member
Hestia Vice Chair Barb Rand and Program Administrator Randi Lowenthal
Meeting friendly faces on the way in.
Linda Nelson (Founding Member), with Randi McClanahan and Suzanne Cisneros (Founding member)
Hestia Vice Chair Bard Rand, Hestia Founder Susan Priem and Pam Duncan a Founding Member
Hestia’s New Rack Cards!
Russell Baker of NDI New Mexico and Beth Moise, a Founding Member
Florist Eric Salter and Founding Member Jan Duggan
Don Duncan, Peggy Hubbard (Past Member) and Pam Duncan (Founding Member)
Randi McClanahan, Linda Nelson (Member) and Yvonne Sininger (Hestia Chair) and Bill Lamm
Pianist David Wood volunteered for the event. Thank you David!
Aline Harris-Ellis, NDI New Mexico
Santa Fe City Councilor Signe Lindell and Hestia Member Anne Liden Steele
Delicious food from Museum Hill Cafe
Jess Clark (Solace)
Kim Brown (Girl’s Inc.)
Noel Harvey (Co-Chair Membership Committee) and Kate Mitchell (Member)
Cheryl Jamison and Eveline Brunner (Member)
Marc Ducharme (Milagro Middle School), and Persephone Wilson (Planned Parenthood New Mexico)
Steve and Jane Tanner (Member)
Mary Mitchell (Member)
Santa Fe City Councilor Signe Lindell and pianist David Wood
Steve and Jane Tanner (Member) and Sam Ritter (Breakthrough)
Kate Ferlic, Hestia Member
Yvonne Sininger, Hestia Chair, welcoming everyone
Yvonne Sininger, Hestia Chair
Jonathon Winkle (Performance Santa Fe)
Santa Fe City Councilor Signe Lindell and William (Bill) Smith of the Santa Fe Community Foundation
A warm THANK YOU to Kathryn Marshall for 10 years of service as the fund administrator
Joohee Rand (Hestia Member and SFCF Vice President), Lee Rand, Cav Cavanaugh, and William (Bill) Smith (Santa Fe Community Foundation) and Wendi Trevasani (Member)
Founding Member Suzanne Cisneros in the new Hestia Video
Member Eveline Brunner on the new Hestia Video!
A captive audience
Hestia Chair Yvonne Sininger honoring Hestia Found Susan Priem
Anna Farrier (Cooking with Kids), Michael Brown, Beth Moise (Founding Member) and Mary Mitchell (Member)
Inspiring words from Hestia Founder Susan Priem
Suzanne Cisneros (Founding Member) and Kathy Elliott (Co-Chair Grants Committee) present a gift to Founder Susan Priem
Suzanne Cisneros a Founding Member with Hestia Founder Susan Priem
Randy McClanahen and Linda Nelson a Founding Member
Suzanne Cisneros (Founding Member) and Kathy Elliott (Co-Chair Grants Committee) present a gift to Founder Susan Priem.
Suzanne Cisneros (Founding Member) and Kathy Elliott (Co-Chair Grants Committee) present a necklace by local jeweler Lawrence Baca to Founder Susan Priem.
Aline Harris-Ellis (NDI New Mexico), Liz Reese (Member) and Magnus Brunner
Maria Sanchez, Former Member
Kathy Elliott, Co-Chair Grants Committee
More beautiful flowers by Eric Salter and Jan Duggan, a Founding Member
Wendy Trevisani, Hestia Member
Lina Germann (Women in Science STEM Santa Fe), Juan Mitchell (First Tee) and Javier Ortega (First Tee)
Hestia Member and Santa Fe Community Foundation Vice President Joohee Rand
Jess Clark (Solace)
Joohee Rand (Member and Santa Fe Community Foundation Vice President), Anne Linden Steele (Member), Barb Rand (Hestia Vice Chair) and Jan Duggan (Founding Member)
Julia Bergen (Communities in Schools)
Co-Chair of the Grants Committee Rachel White and Lee Rand
Judy Herzl, Santa Fe Girls School
Susan Priem (Hestia Founder), Suzanne Cisneros (Founding Member) and Anne Linden Steele (Member)
Courtney Lopez, Santa Fe Community Foundation
Hestia Members Linda Nelson and Liz Reese with Founding Member Jane Duggan and florist Eric Salter
Lina Germann, Women in Science STEM Santa Fe
Hestia Members Joohee Rand and Anne Linden Steele with Founding Member Jan Duggan
Hestia Chair Yvonne Sininger
Thank you all for a fabulous celebration!