Foundation News


Posted: May 10, 2022

Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation Names First Director: Holly Harrison

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation announces the appointment of Holly Harrison as Director, the first executive leadership appointment in the history of the Foundation. Harrison’s appointment brings the Foundation’s work in ...

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Posted: April 6, 2022

Announcing the New Exhibition at Art Vault: All Art Is Virtual

  Exhibition: All Art Is Virtual Art Vault/Santa Fe, New Mexico May 24, 2022 – April 15, 2023 Quick Look • Curated exhibit on the topic of virtuality • 26 artworks in ...

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Posted: March 9, 2022

Meet the Team: Jennifer Golden

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation team? I studied business management in college and from there jumped right in to real estate where I assisted clients ...

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Posted: January 11, 2022

Interview with Southern Summit Videographer Mario Valencia

In November 2021, the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation gathered fellow funders, nonprofit leaders, civic leaders, and educational stakeholders in Las Cruces, New Mexico for the New Mexico Education Funders Southern Summit. ...

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Posted: January 11, 2022

January 2022 Education Grantee Updates

As we look to expand our education-related grant offerings in 2022, we are excited to share updates from a selection of current grantees in this category.  Amarillo College In October, Amarillo College ...

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Posted: January 10, 2022

Meet the Team: Libby Tilley

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation team? Most recently, I have been working on my mobile art gallery, Lottie Mae Lounge, a fully ...

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Posted: January 6, 2022

Meet the Team: Ashlyn Lee

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation team? After completing my MFA in 2019 at Southern Methodist University I served as the Gallery Director and as an ...

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Posted: November 10, 2021

Thoma Foundation Supports Innovative Work-Based Learning at Amarillo College with $1 Million Grant

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation is excited to announce a $1 million grant to Amarillo College. This grant—the largest the Foundation has made to date—will support the Texas community college’s innovative Adams Earn & Learn Program, a multiyear effort to accelerate work-based learning in the Texas Panhandle region. The pilot program will create a proof of concept for healthcare and STEM programs with the long-term goal of expanding work-based learning opportunities into all program areas. The Thoma Foundation grant will support coordinators for the program, stipends for STEM and healthcare students, and project evaluation.

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Posted: November 4, 2021

Meet the Team: Tim Porter

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation team? After graduation from the Print Media department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, I’ve worked in collections care and exhibition ...

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Posted: October 6, 2021

Meet the Team: Isabel Rodriguez

Tell us a little about yourself. What did you do before joining the Thoma Foundation team? Before joining the Thoma Foundation team I was completing my studies at Adams State University with ...

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