Endowment for Community Programs Announced

(LACF News) – The Diane Warther Soran Endowment for Community Programs was recently established at the Los Alamos Community Foundation. Annual distributions from the fund will underwrite expenses associated with conducting nonprofit training programs, donor training programs, or other community training programs that the foundation develops over time.  

The fund was created by Denise Soran Brown and P. David Soran in honor of their late mother, Diane Warther Soran.  

Rachel Kizielewicz, Executive Director of the LACF, says for now the annual distributions from the endowment will partially underwrite expenses associated with its nonprofit training program and a soon-to-be-announced program to provide philanthropy-related training to donors and community members.

“Our non-profit training series, now in its fifth year, has become a pillar of our work at the foundation. The creation of this endowment will support the growth of these programs, and will allow us to expand our offerings to include philanthropy education for community members. We are thrilled for the opportunity this brings,” said Kizielewicz.

Upcoming nonprofit training workshops include: “Leading with Vision: From Strategic Planning to Strategic Doing”, conducted by Angelo Gonzalez on Thursday, March 18 from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  And “Board Governance for Effective Leadership”, conducted by Linley Daly on Wednesday, April 7th from 9:00am – 12:00pm.  For more information and to register, go to: losalamoscf.org/ticket

About the Los Alamos Community Foundation: Established in 2015, the focus of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in our community by inspiring, facilitating and supporting enduring philanthropy, and building the capacity and success of our local nonprofit organizations. The Los Alamos Community Foundation currently stewards eleven local endowed funds and has total assets of more than $800,000. For more information about the Los Alamos Community Foundation, visit www.losalamoscf.org.