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ABQ Community Foundation taps Juaquin Moya as vice president of philanthropic advising

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Albuquerque Community Foundation has hired Juaquin Moya as vice president of philanthropic advising.

Moya will lead inclusive and strategic advancement for the foundation in its fundraising and donor development initiatives, with the goal of promoting higher levels of giving and more strategic grantmaking.

Moya is the founding executive director of Horizons Albuquerque, a nonprofit tuition-free educational program that serves students from low-income families on the campuses of Bosque School, Manzano Day School and Sandia Preparatory School.

A New Mexico native, Moya serves on the Council of the Hispano Philanthropic Society. He is an alumnus of Business First’s Diverse Business Leader awards and 40 Under Forty awards. He also received the Yale Educator of the Year Award and was named a Líderes Fellow with Hispanics in Philanthropy.

“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary at the foundation in 2021, we remain committed to being more equitable in our practices, our grantmaking and our mission to serve the Greater Albuquerque area,” said Randy Royster, president and CEO of Albuquerque Community Foundation, in a joint news release from ACF and Horizons. “We are thrilled to have Juaquin on our leadership team … His expertise and pulse of the Albuquerque community will bolster the foundation’s growth and augment our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in our DNA.”

The Horizons Albuquerque board has adopted an interim succession plan that names current Horizons Site Director Tracy Herrera as the interim executive director, and past board chair and development committee chair Cynthia Bonafair as the interim development director, Horizons board president Mark Herman said in the news release.

Horizons has grown from 48 students at inception to over 160 this year.

The Albuquerque Community Foundation administers a permanent community endowment and uses the earnings from the endowment to make grants to other community organizations. It has distributed more than $60 million through its grant and scholarship programs since inception.

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