The Gratitude Report

Member-Donor Generosity Boosts Foundation During Pandemic Year

The Museum of New Mexico Foundation weathered the COVID-19 storm for a second fiscal year, standing strong—and grateful—under an umbrella of member-donor generosity and support.

Thanks to the loyalty of our members and donors, and the innovations of museum staff, the Foundation proved resourceful and resilient amid the pandemic turbulence. In fiscal year 2020–2021 (July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021), we consistently exceeded our goals, helping secure a solid future for our four Santa Fe-based state museums, eight historic sites statewide and the Office of Archaeological Studies.

Total earned and contributed revenues in FY2021 reached $8.3 million, lower than in previous years, but above our expectations amid COVID-19. “Without the support of our members and donors, who sustained our operations through membership and Annual Fund gifts, we could have been in major financial trouble,” says Foundation President/CEO Jamie Clements. “Instead, we emerged in a stable position that forecasts a strong recovery in the year ahead. We are tremendously grateful that those who love our state museum system rallied to keep us afloat.”

Members Shine a Light

During FY2021, the Foundation’s five membership programs raised $1.4 million, exceeding our goal with 111 percent of projected revenue. The year’s results underscore the generosity of our members, whose loyal support of our various membership programs






Image: Velino Shije Herrera, Ma Pe Wi, Women Winnowing Grain, ca. 1950, Zia Pueblo. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology collection. Photo by Addison Doty.

This story is from the 2021 Annual Report.