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EPCF's Plaza Classic Film Festival August 3-13

August 2, 2017
EPCF's Plaza Classic Film Festival August 3-13

For the 10th year, the El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival takes the movies to the Plaza, the streets, the parking garage, the library, the museums, and…. you get the picture. This year’s Festival is a “greatest hits” celebration.

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Cultivate Forum - January 19

December 29, 2016
Cultivate Forum - January 19

The El Paso Community Foundation will host a lightning forum on Food Systems and Sustainability January 19, 2017 in the Foundation Room, 303 N. Oregon. The forum begins at 5:30pm. This first gathering of 2017 will feature three speakers and two short films.

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Cultivate: Food Forum October 20

September 29, 2016
Cultivate: Food Forum October 20

Please join us at the El Paso Community Foundation for the next Cultivate Forum on Thursday, October 20th at 5:30 p.m. in the Foundation Room located at 333 N. Oregon Street. The October Cultivate will present one film and three speakers.

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El Paso / Las Cruces -- We're #1!

August 19, 2016
El Paso / Las Cruces -- We're #1!

The Barna Group, an international research and reporting group, has listed the El Paso / Las Cruces DMA (Designated Market Area) as the most charitable in the U.S., based on a 10 year survey of per capita giving to nonprofit organizations.

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TEDxEl Paso is September 10

August 18, 2016
TEDxEl Paso is September 10

The third TEDxEl Paso will be September 10 at the El Paso Museum of Art. TEDxEl Paso is an independently organized TED event, and a project of the El Paso Community Foundation. Since 2013, TEDxEl Paso has featured speakers with regional ties— including Nobel Laureates, Scientists, Urban Thinkers and Planners, and luminaries from the art world.

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Pancho's Song to Help Juarez Charities

June 15, 2016
<i>Pancho's Song</i> to Help Juarez Charities

The El Paso Community Foundation is proud to help publish Pancho’s Song, a young adult book by celebrated children’s author Tom Fremantle. All proceeds from the book will support three charitable organizations in Ciudad Juarez, including Fundacion Comunitaria Frontera Norte, the Community Foundation in our sister city.

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Run Internacional - the US / Mexico 10K

May 3, 2016
Run Internacional - the US / Mexico 10K

The El Paso Community Foundation, in partnership with Ciudad Juarez and the City of El Paso, has made the short list — The International 10K is #5 on Daily Burn’s list of the best 10K races North America and the Carribbean.

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Live Performance by Laura Tate

March 22, 2016
Live Performance by Laura Tate

Thank you to everyone for your support to the Classroom Fund. The concert is SOLD OUT!!!

El Paso Community Foundation Presents a Live Performance by Laura Tate with her L.A. Band and Special guests Teresa James and Terry Wilson

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Viva! El Paso Auditions March 28-29 at EPCC

March 18, 2016

Auditions for the 2016 edition of the beloved historical musical Viva! El Paso are Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March 29 at the El Paso Community College Transmountain Campus Forum Theater. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. each day in the foyer.

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Jewel Box Series Presents Becoming Dr. Ruth

March 1, 2016
Jewel Box Series Presents Becoming Dr. Ruth

Most people know Dr. Ruth Westheimer as the frank-talking sex therapist who caused a sensation on TV and radio. But they may not know that Karol Ruth Siegel lost her parents in the Holocaust, fled the Nazis, became a sniper, taught psychology and raised two children as a single mother in America.

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El Paso Community Foundation 16th Annual Estate Planning Seminar for Professionals

January 11, 2016
El Paso Community Foundation 16th Annual Estate Planning Seminar for Professionals

Learn about recent developments in Estate Planning with Stanley M. Johanson a James A. Elkins Centennial Chair in Law and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Participants will be advised on legislative updates and will receive credit hours towards MCLE, CPE, and CFP. Seating is limited so register now to attend this seminar.

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Spirit of Giving Returns

November 30, 2015
Spirit of Giving Returns

This is a time of year when just about everyone gets into the Spirit of Giving . Helping people – in a personal way – is a grand gift to us all. Our Spirit of Giving trees represent the stories of those who have to go without during the holiday season, and a small purchase by you can make a big difference in someone’s life.

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Spirit of Giving Tree

December 1, 2014
Spirit of Giving Tree

25 years, more than 50,000 gifts to people in need. Now you can help someone online as well. Thanks to our partners: Simon Malls, KTSM Newschannel 9, and the Fountains at Farah. The Spirit of Giving Trees are a lovely way to be generous. Brought to you by the El Paso Community Foundation.

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Estate Planning Seminar - CE Credits available

January 17, 2014
Estate Planning Seminar - CE Credits available

The El Paso Community Foundation hosts an annual Estate Planning and Ethics Seminar for professional financial advisors each February in The Foundation Room. The next Seminar is scheduled for Friday, February 22, 2015

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Great Gifts to El Paso: Annabel Livermore

January 29, 2013
Great Gifts to El Paso: Annabel Livermore

An El Paso sunset, a vanilla milkshake, and a plate of green cheese enchiladas were all Annabel Livermore needed.

“Never having crossed the Mississippi, I planned to travel west to see for myself the cross streets of Hollywood and Vine,” she said. However, when her Greyhound bus made a stop in El Paso at sundown—and after a hearty plate of green cheese enchiladas and a vanilla milkshake—she was hooked. “Much to my surprise…I found myself utterly captivated by this city, and I do mean utterly and inexplicably…the mountains and desert air must have had something to do with it.”

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Before I Die ...

January 14, 2013
Before I Die ...

The empty lot on the corner of Oregon and Missouri in downtown will soon house a five story, 50+ unit building with an environmentally friendly green roof. But until constructed starts in 2014, works of art from local artists are displayed as well as several giant community chalkboards intended to bring people together by writing their goals down for all to see. The chalk boards read: Before I die I want to … Chalk is available at the boards for passers-by to write with.

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The Classroom Fund

November 14, 2012
The Classroom Fund

Much like kids at Christmas, teachers, librarians and principals all lined up trying to sneak a peek at the mountainous variety of school supplies available for pick up at the Classroom Fund reception held November 14, 2012.

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Mills Plaza Centennial Celebration

August 3, 2012
Mills Plaza Centennial Celebration

The El Paso Community Foundation, together with our friends Paul Foster and Alejandra De la Vega Foster celebrated the Mills Plaza Centennial on August 3, 2012. Paul’s dream of restoring what is now called Mills Plaza Properties is being realized. The much anticipated public open house of the three buildings was held August 3, 2012. The Centre Building, the 11 story Mills Building and the St. Regis Building were full of music, food and great stories of yester years.

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Plaza Classic Film Festival

August 2, 2012
Plaza Classic Film Festival

Now entering its 6th year, the Plaza Classic Film Festival celebrates our rich cinema history in our very own historic movie house. Built during the Great Depression (at a cost of $1 million and originally opened on September 12, 1930) the newly restored Plaza Theatre boasts a unique atmospheric style that makes it feel as if you are sitting in the courtyard of a Spanish hacienda.

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