Con Alma Health Foundation, a member of the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, joined Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers to bring together nonprofit and philanthropic leaders in Las Cruces on April 7 to discuss U.S. – Mexico border issues, information and resources. Con Alma’s Executive Director Dolores E. Roybal opened the conference, “New Mexico Learning Series: U.S. – Mexico Border Issues, Information and Resources.”
“Bringing organizations together to discuss health issues and available resources along the border is one step toward improving health and furthering our goal of achieving health equity in which everyone has an equal chance at living a healthy life regardless of zip code, ethnicity or income,” Roybal said.
Roybal also serves on the Border Philanthropy Partnership Board of Directors. The Border Philanthropy Partnership is the only bi-national group along and across the 2,000-mile border that unites a network of national, regional and local leaders and organizations who are making a difference on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. As the state’s largest private foundation dedicated solely to health, being a member of the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership is a natural fit for Con Alma.
“We leverage resources to increase philanthropic dollars in our state, bring people together to brainstorm solutions to health challenges and place a special focus on rural, diverse and under-served communities like the border area,” Roybal said.