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Since 1997, Bridges Project for Education has assisted over 2,700 students of all ages and

their families in accessing higher education.

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Why Support Bridges?

Bridges works to create systems change by helping equalize access to higher education, so that first-generation to college, low‐income and minority students will be able to overcome access barriers that have prevented them from enrolling in colleges and completing their course of study. These student demographic groups, underrepresented in higher education, benefit from individualized support through the college application and financial aid process. Comprehensive admissions and financial aid counseling is the heart of Bridges’ work because it addresses the unique needs of our student population and rural Taos County communities.

We have witnessed that as members of a family learn how to navigate the admissions process the experience becomes a part of their vocabulary. An increasing number of clients come to Bridges because another family member has been helped, and the effect has rippled through our tight-knit, family-focused communities. Sisters follow brothers; parents are inspired by their children; husbands follow wives; and friends refer friends. Empowered by their own experience, and possessing the language and tools to assist others, many Bridges clients have become educational advocates themselves. As they are able to help others in their family, negative cycles begin to break down. Change can then take place gradually over the course of generations.

Our belief is that the benefits of higher education for students, their families, their communities and beyond to encompass our society at large are broad, deep and numerous. A college education can impact an improved quality of life for the individual and their family – more career choices, better health, longer life expectancy and greater income – their community – increased civic engagement,  community service and social mobility, along with stronger interpersonal relationships – and our nation – a democratic and informed citizenry educated in the skills and understanding required to create and sustain a 21st century America based on the indisputable right for all people to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” While higher education is not the right choice for every person, Bridges is an advocate for access to higher education for anyone who feels it’s the best choice for them.


There are many ways in which you can show your appreciation and support for Bridges Project for Education. Your contributions help students of all ages in Taos County and Northern New Mexico access higher education, especially those who are among the first in their families to seek vocational training and college degrees.

Bridges is a small is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit supporting big dreams. Gifts of any size are appreciated and all contributions are tax-deductible. Additionally, your company might offer matching grants for donations you make!

Make a single donation, of any value, using the button below: 

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Or  U.S. Checks and Money Orders can be sent to:

Bridges Project for Education
Post Office Box 308
Taos, New Mexico

Shop at Smith's

Sign up for Smith’s Food and Drug Inspiring Donations program through your online membership portal. When you shop at Smith’s, use your reward card and Smith’s will contribute 0. 5% of the eligible purchases that you make to Bridges.

Purchase at Amazon

Make your purchases via AmazonSmile. Amazon will donate 0. 5% of the eligible Amazon purchases that you make to Bridges!

Bring a Bag to Cid's Market

Use a reusable bag at Cid’s Food Market and drop your bag token in Bridge’s donation can. Cid’s then donates those contributions to Bridges.

Sponsor a Student

Donate in honor of a student in your life, or to support Bridges as we help a Taos County student pursue their dreams by accessing higher education.

Sponsor a Class

Help a Taos High School 9th grade class learn about their future career and education options and how they can take mindful, proactive steps to achieve their goals.

Host an Event in Bridges’ Honor

Host your gathering or party as a fun fundraiser in which Bridges is the recipient!

Give a Gift in Bridges’ Honor

Bestow an extra special gift – birthday, anniversary or graduation – on behalf of Bridges.

Corporate Match
Double your charitable giving to Bridges if your employer offers a matching gift program. Some employers provide a matching one to one donation to the nonprofit of your choice.
Bequest/Will Beneficiary

Make Bridges the beneficiary of your will through a bequest. Talk to your financial advisor about contributing to Bridges as a part of your life’s legacy.

In Memorium

Give a gift to Bridges in honor of someone who has passed. This as a beautiful way to honor the memory of a loved one.

Other Ideas?

We’re all ears. Please email us to inquire about in-kind gifts or volunteering your time to help with fundraisers and special events.

Sharing information about Bridges with your friends and following us on Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) is always appreciated!


We’d like to celebrate the wonderful individuals, businesses, civic organizations and foundations that have so generously supported Bridges during the past 20 years.

We apologize if we have unintentionally left your name out or if we listed your contribution incorrectly. Please let us know, as we’d like to acknowledge you properly.

Bridges’ fiscal year is August 1 – July 31.



Tom Baumgartel
Barbara Brenner
Nancy Jenkins
Stacy Quinn and Wes Patterson
Santana Rael
Eliu E. Romero
Dr. John Wilson


Cid’s Food Market
Five Star Burgers
Friday Motors, Inc.


Taos Lions Club


Hallie Leland Leighton


Crittenden Palacios Legacy Fund
Foor Foundation
Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund
Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation
Los Alamos National Security Employee Giving Program
Magpie Donor Advised Fund
Pleasure Mountain Donor Advised Fund
Quail Roost Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Skygazer Donor Advised Fund
Stagg Family Donor Advised Fund
Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund
Taos Community Foundation
Taos Ski Valley Charitable Fund
The Hallie Leighton Tikkun Olam Fund
Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund
Wilder Green Fund


Anonymous Donors
Edy and Charles Anderson
Flora and Orlando Archuleta
Karina Armijo
Cynthia Arvidson
Dr. Gary Atias
Linda and Robert Attiyeh
Lyn and James Avery
Barbara and Gerald Bader
Kristen Barney
Sharon and Robert Barton
Liana and Ezra Bayles
Larry Bell
Karen and Ken Bergren
Ursula and Lawrence Berkowitz
Susan Berman
Patricia Berry
Amanda Bissell
Gloria and Ken Bjerk
Lauren and Per Bjorkman
Katherine Blankiet
Tad Bourg
Anne and William Brown
Rebecca Burrell
Callie Carroll
Dr. Stephen Cetrulo
Janis and Roy Coffee
Alexandra and Oliver Collignon
Ava Collignon
Tifany Collins
Ava Collingnon
Romy and Carl Colonius
Terry Davis
Sarah Deering
Nikki Donner
Georgia and Jules Epstein
Fred Fair
Linda Fair
Kiersten Figurski
Cheri Fletcher
Dorothy Forbes
Vickie Ford
Josie Foster
Amanda and Colin French
Peter French
Hank Friedman
Ken Gallard
Maria Garcia
Hugh Gibson
Mary and Jim Gilroy
Peter W. Gilroy
Matty and Dan Goldberg
Sue and Ray Goldberg
Whitney Goler
Sara Jean and Gene Gray
Julie Gray
Peggy and John Hamilton
Lynn Hamrick
Charles Harrison
Josie and Danny Hart
Jasmin Hastings
Kathryn Hayden
Patricia Heinen
Caryn and Michael Hess
Brett Hills
Cathie Hughes
Kyoko Hummel
Roger Hyndman
Tracy and Greg Jaramillo
Marc Kaplan
Juman Khweis
Lynn and Billy Knight
Audra Knutson
Vincent Laroza
Jordan Lee
Roberta and Roger Lerman
Anne and Brian Levine
Ricki and Nate Levine
Tina Liebowitz
Joan Logghe
Linda and Spike Lynch
Blue MacHardy
Nancy and Vishu Magee
Janet Majerus and Robert Burke
Feliz Martinez
Sally and Cavill Maze
Carol McAdams
Cheryl and Michael McCall
Sydney McDonnell
Sharon and Don McLaughlin
Gael and Ty Minton
Chaz Mitchell
Joella Montoya
Joleen Montoya
Linda Moscarella
Tera Muskrat
Bette Myerson
Heather Nelson
Andrea and Patrick Nicholson
Phyllis and Jack Nottingham
Connie Ode´
Patricia and Steve Okamoto
Kristina Ortez
Katherine and William Owen
Jane and Richard Padberg
Kerrie and Roger Pattison
Bette and Richard Pesikoff
Rosmarie Peters
Anne Marie Petrokubi and Norm Ferguson
Shannon and John Poynter
Jackson Price
Santana Rael
Polly Raye and Bill Christmas
Rebeca Romero Rainey and John Rainey
Peter Rich
Jean Richards
Anne Riebli
Christine and Stanley Riveles
Amber Gallup Rodriguez and Oscar Rodriguez
Tom Rogers
Cheryl and Martin Romero
Eliu Romero
Elizabeth Romero
Leslie Mondragon Romero and Chris Romero
Regina Romero
Doris Rosen
Christine Sargent
Pat and Larry Sargent
Lindsey and Lucas Schreiber
Amy Scott
Jen Scott
Geneva Seltzer
Anthony Skvarla
Will Song
Judy and Tom Sparrow
Francy and John Speirs
Tricia and Eric Stammberger
Bambi and Lou Sturbois
Nancy and Jeff Tetenbaum
Janet and Ken Taht
Marc Thompson
Bernadette Track
Contessa Trujillo
Kathy and Dennis Tyree
Lauria and Ricardo Urbanejo
Deborah and Ben Van Willigen
Leslie Warnick
Debbie Weil
Susan and Steve Weil
Tim Weil
Carol Wells and Charles Harrison
Lowber Welsh
Jim White
Carolyn and Ben Whitehill
Suzanne Wiggin
Alysha Wilcox
Alycia Winchester
Peg Bartlett-Wynward and Todd Wynward
Doug Yeager
William E. and Caryle H. Zorumski


ABI Real Estate Investments
Bella Mundi
Buddhapunk Jewelry
Centinel Bank
Charlotte’s Bliss
Chimayo Trading Post
Cid’s Food Market
Collignon Roofing
Common Fire
Contessa Darling
Crossroads Realty & Management
El Norte Meats
Diane Enright,
The Face Place
First New Mexico Title and Abstract Company
Five Star Burgers
Friday Motors, Inc.
High Altitude Athletics
High Altitude Health & Fitness
High Desert Vocal Studio
Ken Price Studio
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative
Kris Perry Designs
The Love Apple
Lucas Construction
Mackenzi Frederick Massage Therapy
Material Cut
Natelson Law Firm
Nurturessence Natural Skincare
Orlando’s New Mexican Café
Peoples Bank
Phoenix Mechanical
Quoted Cup
Rachel Donner Ceramics
Randall Lumber and Hardware, Inc.
Revolve Design
Rio Grande Ace Hardware
Rivera Family Funeral Home
Roundbarn Apothecary
Samora Studio
Shree Yoga
Sugar Bare
Sunrise Springs Spa Resort
Taos Aerial Gym
Taos Common Fire
Taos Cookery
Taos Dental Group
Taos Gravel Products
Taos Net
The Taos News
Taos Landscaping
Taos Offroad and Performance
Tierra Wood Stoves
Wannamaker Pottery
Wayne Rutherford General Contractor, Inc.
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art
Window Pro


Taos Lions Club


Sue Goldberg


Dr. Karen Adler Storthz


Crittenden Palacios Legacy Fund
Foor Foundation
Frederick H. Leonhardt Foundation
Hancock Family Foundation
Harry Chapin Foundation
Liberty Ranch Infinite Possibilities Fund
LOR Foundation
Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation
Los Alamos National Security Employee Giving Program
Magpie Donor Advised Fund
Pleasure Mountain Donor Advised Fund
Quail Roost Foundation
Reed Family Foundation
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
Skygazer Donor Advised Fund
Stagg Family Donor Advised Fund
Susan and Conrad De Jong Fund
Taos Community Foundation
Taos Ski Valley Charitable Fund
Wallen-Eloisa Family Fund
Wells Fargo Foundation
Wilder Green Fund

– Bridges’ Partners –

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