The Bill Mattingly Scholarship Fund in the El Paso Community Foundation recently awarded $7,000 in scholarships to two physicians and three optometry students specializing in low vision at universities across the country.
When: Thursday, April 28th, 7pm Location: Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon, El Paso
PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe. 20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it.
Singers, dancers, actors needed
Yesterday we participated in Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s Texas Broadband Listening Tour on the UTEP campus. This tour will help guide the strategic vision of Texas’ new Broadband Development Office (BDO) by listening to Texans’ insights about internet access and collecting input to develop the state’s first broadband plan.
Nearly half of El Paso County residents and one quarter of El Paso County businesses do not have broadband access, according to a new study commissioned by the El Paso Community Foundation and the County of El Paso.
The El Paso County Broadband Feasibility Study and Market Analysis found that just 56.7% of residents and 72.7% of businesses have broadband internet connections. This is lower than the Federal Communications Commission figure of 96.8%. The eastern portions of the county, particularly the Lower Valley, have the greatest broadband access needs. This lack of access hinders the county’s economic growth.
The Border Art Residency is looking for a new resident artist for Fall 2022! If you or anyone you know is interested in being the next Border Art Resident, you can get more info and apply here!
The Border Art Residency offers a selected artist a period of retreat for creative work in a living/studio space in the heart of El Paso, Texas. Resident artists are provided with a fully furnished living/working space, a monthly stipend, and utilities paid.
Artstream, one of our supporting organizations, hosted Expressive Journeys earlier this month. Artstream collaborated with Pots N Prints, Frontera Land Alliance and El Paso Museum of Archaeology, local artists and others to create a cultural and educational outdoor experience outside the classroom.
Name announcement kicks off next round of fundraising
Free public tours of the historic Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre return at 12 noon, Tuesday, March 8. The tours, which are sponsored by El Paso Live and the El Paso Community Foundation, resume after being on hiatus since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Full-time educators in this region are eligible for resource grants for the 2022-2023 school year from The Classroom Fund! Grants for $1,000 or less will be available. The Classroom Fund will provide requested classroom materials directly to the educators. Applications are due by May 8, 2022.
Mark your calendars and save the date - the NEW date for our favorite fundraising event, The Whole Hog, is October 1, 2022. It is going to be bigger and better than ever!
We would like to cordially invite you to our Coffee Connections with Project Search on Feb. 25th at our Foundation Room. This is a networking opportunity for inclusive employers!
Currently, Borderland 100 Club is reaching out to our El Paso Community to help in supporting the family of one of our own fallen first responders. Texas DPS Special Agent Anthony Salas was killed in an accident near Eagle Pass, Texas while conducting joint tactical operations with the United States Border Patrol’s BORTAC unit.
The Border Art Residency is excited to welcome our new Artist-in-Residence Freya Gabie! Freya comes to us from UK, where she studied sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College of Art.
Jack Cardwell was humble. A soft-spoken man, he didn’t seek publicity for his many accomplishments and contributions to the community he loved. He was a successful and charitable businessman. He believed in family, faith and the value of community. He often asked: “What are we doing to help people?”
Yesterday we celebrated a milestone in the construction for the El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center. We held a small Topping Out Ceremony to mark the occasion and raise the highest beam of the structure into place. We are so excited about all the other milestones to come!
Today is Betty White’s 100th birthday. To honor this great animal lover, you can join the #BettyWhiteChallenge by donating $5 to your favorite local animal welfare organization or to the El Paso Animal Collaborative.
Ten Socorro Independent School District students are participating in a year-long internship program known as Project Search, which assists students with disabilities in their last year of high school to learn employability skills and transition from high school into the workforce. Last year, Project Search was successful in helping 87 percent of the SISD students in the program to obtain employment within the community.
Helen of Troy, a designer, developer and worldwide marketer of consumer brand-name housewares, health, home, and beauty products with U.S. headquarters in El Paso, is donating $1 million to the El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center to finance its first-floor café, Little Stars Café.
We are so excited that The Whole Hog is returning this year!!! Mark your calendars for 4/30. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available now at thewholehogfundraiser.com.
Get ready for more underworld intrigue as Shade Records, R-Unity Films, and the El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival present the world premieres of the El Paso-made Border Lords III: Bloodlines and short film Macy Gray.
Time is running out to spread joy with the Spirit of Giving! There are still tags on our virtual tree ready for you to sponsor them. Help us give gifts to those who may otherwise go without this holiday season.
Now it’s even easier to donate to the El Paso Community Foundation. With one simple click you can donate to EPCF through Venmo!
Home for the Holidays concerts at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 in the Plaza Theatre
GivingTuesday is a global effort to inspire people to collaborate, give, and celebrate generosity. It’s what the El Paso Community Foundation is all about.
Reduced price available through New Year’s Eve
Funds collected by the El Paso Independent School District through our ARK program donated to the Ronald McDonald House.
Our Teacher Pipeline initiative receives $800k grant from Prentice Farrar Brown & Alline Ford Brown FoundationNovember 17, 2021
We are excited to announce that in partnership with the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development, we have received a $800,000 grant from the Prentice Farrar Brown & Alline Ford Brown Foundation, a fund managed by Bank of America.
Join us for the latest exhibition from Border Art Residency artist, Bella Maria Varela. Titled La Xingana Vol. 3, the show will take place this Saturday November 20 at our Border Art Residency headquarters on Piedras in Five Points.
The El Paso Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Outreach Foundation wanted to honor Sergeant Locklear and looked for a partner to extend its charitable work in the greater El Paso area. It turned to the El Paso Community Foundation, where it has established a scholarship in Sergeant Locklear’s honor.
It’s a great way to donate gifts anonymously to those in need.
In partnership with El Paso Live for WinterFest
The El Paso Community Foundation is proud to partner with Arrow Outreach to support children and education in Ciudad Juarez.
A panel recognizing the Franklin Mountain Wilderness Coalition and others involved in creating the Franklin Mountains State Park in the late 1970s is now on display in the Visitor Center.
DSCEP promotes education, advocacy and support, and provides resources to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
Opening reception is from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, October 23.
Communities for Peace — a collaboration of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra, El Paso Opera, El Paso Pro-Musica and the UTEP Department of Music — will premiere El Paso Requiem during EPSO’s concerts at 7:30 pm Oct. 22-23 in the Plaza Theatre.
Truck stop-owner-turned philanthropist surrounded by family and friends
ArtStream connects teachers, students, and schools with the creative arts and transformational learning practices and helps teachers and students engage in active learning in the classroom and beyond.
Every Little Blessing Preschool is near and dear to our hearts.
Throughout her life, Ann was kind, generous, and thoughtful toward her community and family. She planted seeds of knowledge and curiosity that will bloom forever through her fund with the El Paso Community Foundation.
The first in a series of blog posts highlighting some of EPCF’s education initiatives.
We have teamed up with Teachers Can to celebrate and promote World Teachers’ Day. Join us!
The World’s Largest Classic Film Festival will take place July 28 - August 7, 2022.
El Paso has lost one of its greats. Diana Natalicio was a community builder, leader, and steward of thousands of young lives throughout her tenure at the University of Texas at El Paso.
The El Paso Children’s Museum and Science Center is pleased to announce that Kirk and Judy Robison of Peter Piper Pizza gave $500,000 to sponsor the Make It exhibition.
The virtual Buddy Walk is coming up soon - October 2 and 3!
Progress 321’s El Paso Everywhere weekend invites El Pasoans who have moved away to come back to their home town and experience the progress that this city has seen in recent years!
CREEED and El Paso Community Foundation aim to equip teachers at Canutillo, Fabens and Tornillo ISDs with support and resources during crucial first years of teaching.
Honors those on the COVID-19 frontlines
Unique binational project involves eight newsrooms on both sides of the border
A partnership between Representative Art Fierro, the El Paso Municipal Police Officer’s Association, and the El Paso Community Foundation is raising funds in honor of Officer Angel David Garcia.
A new photography series highlights residents of a mental health sanctuary.
A partnership between the El Paso Community Foundation and El Paso Community College assists vulnerable K-5 students.
Barry Van Deman will take on the role.
Prints from The COVIDing of Lucia are being sold to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
The Classroom Fund is granting $50,000 to 59 area educators for the coming school year.
A new collaboration is making history more accessible.
Bella Maria Varela will be the new Artist-in-Residence at the Border Art Residency.
Submissions are free
The Bright Hearts of El Paso Fund concluded on April 30, 2021.
Dates are July 29-August 8
You can help by signing an e-letter now
Janice received award for her historical novels
Innovative donor-supported project pays $1 million in wages
The deadline to apply for all scholarships is April 30, 2021
Donation sponsors iconic 50-foot Anything’s Possible Climber
Deadline to apply is April 23, 2021
Deadline to apply is May 16, 2021
Tryouts will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day
Help us by signing a letter of support, donating
Powerful partnership of El Paso Electric, faith community and EPCF
Suggest a name for the new children’s museum and science center
Carissa Samaniego calls herself a ‘storyteller’
Grants focus on children, education and elderly
Part of Make Music Day Winter on December 21
Raising money to furnish new space
Helps kick off Lights on the Lake holiday lights drive-thru
Fall grants address wide range of needs
Gyroscope Inc. of Oakland designed its nine themed zones
Combines traditional and virtual ways to donate
Friday event serves staff at four Hospitals of Providence campuses
El Paso Community Foundation is part of the effort
Deadline to apply is November 30, 2020
Free flu shots, 3D mammogram vouchers offered
Deadline to apply is November 15, 2020
El Paso-Ciudad Juarez part of new journalism pilot program
Grant will recruit, train, and mentor teachers at UTEP and in local school districts
Statewide movement elevates and honors teachers
New date is October 10 in Sunland Park, N.M.
$100,000 in new funding
El Paso Community Card will help with basic needs
Deadline is September 8th for the 2020-2021 program offered to EPISD elementary schools
5th annual 5K/1 Mile run takes a new route into the virtual world this year
Today, we honor those we lost and those who have suffered from the events of August 3, 2019.
Available for health, human services, and organizations that provide services to animals
Grantee’s received materials before the start of the pandemic affected 2020-2021 school year
Due the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Plaza Classic will be a hybrid festival, with 11 consecutive nights of pop-up drive-in movies and 5 days of digitally streamed films.
As coronavirus numbers increase, they are asking the community to suggest healthcare units or restaurants in need of their support.
New community-advised fund
Go to epcf.org/unidos
El Paso Matters offers unique celebration of El Paso high school students
Funds set up for overburdened nonprofits, outpatient healthcare and other needs
For his reporting on the El Paso mass shooting
Initiative is a collaboration with the El Paso County Medical Society
Thank a Teacher, Nominate Educators for Prizes
Safety, lack of time for auditions, rehearsals cited
Delivers meals from local, financially challenged restaurants to feed area hospital staff
EPCF offers more than 100 scholarships
Pays restaurant workers $10 an hour to assist El Pasoans Fighting Hunger
Loans will be on first-come, first-served basis
Donations will help purchase masks, PPE
Supports soldiers in quarantine upon their returns
Coronavirus is taking a dramatic toll on our families, our friends, and our coworkers. You can help those most in need here.
Classic Campesino and Southwest Songwriter Series moved to next season
Consider using the following links
Casa Repetttrans is only shelter in city for trans refugees
Four leading music organizations in historic collaboration
A series of one-acts inspired by sin!
Features students from Ballet in Session Academy
Will feature three speakers and an award-winning documentary short
Three one-acts by El Paso’s Felix Arenas
With several updates
EPCF holiday project has given out 59,000 gifts in 30 years
Unique, large-scale art installation runs through November 24
Will help with medical, mental and other healthcare needs
This year’s run will conclude at Monumento JRZ
Two distinctive singer-songwriters in Two Women. Two Voices. Unplugged.
Six comedians fill the bill
Join us for the next Cultivate Forum on Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. in The Foundation Room located at 333 N. Oregon Street.
The concert is a fundraiser for Jim and Kristine Ward’s Because of You Fund, rock camp
A diverse season of firsts and more
Held at Southwest University Park in downtown and simulcast live at three satellite locations – the Convention Center and Cleveland Square Park both in downtown, and at Ponder Park, at 7500 WH Burges Drive.
Image: “Mountain of Souls” by Christy G Creative
A week has gone by since our city was faced with a horrible tragedy. 22 people have died and 25 are injured. Thank you for your support as we continue to rise as a community and remain #elpasoSOstrong.
2019 Classroom Fund grant recipients receive a total of $50,000 worth of classroom materials.
In light of yesterday’s events, we invite you to share your thoughts, prayers, and condolences here at the Plaza Classic Film Festival. We offer a place where our community can come together and heal.
Most of the Plaza Classic Film Festival events will go on as scheduled. We are working with Destination El Paso, El Paso Live and other partners to present a communal and safe experience for our patrons.
FirstLight Federal Credit Union will match the next $25,000 that is donated.
Click here to donate.
The 12th annual Festival will run from August 1st to the 11th!
If you missed the public meeting, we still want your input on the future of the Wyler Aerial Tramway! Share your thoughts at https://epcf.org/tramway.
Join us tomorrow!
Migrant Families Relief Fund in partnership with The Prudential Foundation to support a regional migrant services volunteer coordinator position with the United Way of El Paso County and operating support for Annunciation House.
Deadline for entries is July 14, 2019
Summer tradition opens 42nd season on June 14
New show created by EP’s Snake Charmer and the Belly Dancer
Directors, cast members and others added
Speaker listing for the quarterly program on local food systems and sustainability.
Event is first stop on a six-city tour
April show ponders some of life’s big questions
The deadline to apply is June 2, 2019
Bob Moore will interview author Ron Stallworth, Patsy Terrazas-Stallworth
Tryouts will be from 9 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Abraham Chavez Theatre
She’ll perform in intimate songwriter-storyteller setting
Author Ron Stallworth to appear
The El Paso Animal Collaborative, an initiative of the El Paso Community Foundation, is partnering with the Texas Humane Legislative Network (THLN) to host the first El Paso Animal Advocacy Day.
Speaker listing for quarterly program on local food systems and sustainability
Star City Studio concert benefits the Laura Tate Fund for the Arts
Annual foodie fundraiser to benefit the Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso.
‘Shakespeare in Love’ set for February 10 in the Philanthropy Theatre.
Middle School Band in need of travel funds to perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Deadline for applying is February 1
Race will return in 2019
Money will help offset hotel costs
Final drop-off dates are upon us
Virtual tree available at spiritofgiving.epcf.org
Border Theatre/Rio Grande Writer’s Room original serves up 30 2-minute plays
Stallworth, Sáenz, and Connors join Cantú, Corchado, and Selee for SOMOS benefit event.
Get into the Spirit of Giving, help someone in need
Unique SOMOS Fund benefit features discussion on border issues
Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life among eight titles showing
One-act tackles immigration with humor, mysticism and song
Registration open for new date
Outdoor concert is a fundraiser for EPCF
Donations will go to New Mexico nonprofit Heart of the Gila
Retired District Judge Kathleen H. Olivares hosts October 27 event at Tricky Falls
Managing Partner Elaine Molinar is from El Paso
Check for $17,500 will help breast cancer fighters in need
El Paso Water commissioned Water Works, a painting by acclaimed local artist Patrick Gabaldón to capture the spirit of the W.E. Robertson Water Treatment Plant in colorful Chihuahuita. Limited edition, signed prints are available for sale to the public. The El Paso Community Foundation will accept payment, and proceeds will go to community improvement projects identified by the Chihuahuita Neighborhood Association.
Topics range from rainforest orangutans to edible gardening
Del Valle HS’ “The Ballad of Roobie Rookie” opens season
Book readings, signing to benefit Gila River advocacy group
Tickets go on sale Monday, September 10; passes on sale now
Stars in “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot”
Quarterly program will feature several short films
The El Paso Community Foundation will accept donations in effort to meet the growing needs of migrant families
Popular actress will discuss “Love Story” and “The Getaway”
Singer raising money for new arts fund in EPCF
Season ends with “Nouveau Chamber” as application process for next season begins
Will show work-in-progress at El Paso Museum of Art
Laura Tate Fund for the Arts concert at beautiful McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
Quarterly program features three speakers and a short film
Mexican Revolution-themed one-act part of Nuevo Siglo Festival
Deadline is June 10, 2018
Third annual fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Coalition For El Paso
Literary giants duked it out on TV, then in court
Funds from Buddy Walk go to EPCC students with disabilities
Grants must be focused on children, children with special needs, and education
Feb. 23 seminar will cover recent changes in federal and state law
Report highlights new projects and 40 years worth of achievements
Musical comedy features five different physical, musical settings
Three speakers and a short film are on tap
Take advantage of our virtual tree at spiritofgiving.epcf.org
Hear presentations about the proposed designs before you vote
You can vote from December 5 through December 15
“Gardens of Exploration” opens 2-4 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at art museum.
Play features six military veterans telling their stories
Local speakers, documentary film on program
New fund to help women with breast cancer
|Impact||Programs of Excellence presents musical earth rover|
Second earthquake rocks Mexico; you can help
Project Paz and the El Paso Community Foundation are taking donations for Mexican Earthquake Relief through the El Paso Community Foundation.
Music, theater, dance and multi-media fill eight-month series
El Paso Community Foundation is taking donations for Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
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.
Performing arts series’ fourth season runs September 2017 through May 2018
Singled out by Builder and Developer magazine
Panel discussion is June 8 in Foundation Room
Band reunion should be a slam dunk for kids program
This year’s race moves to Oct. 28
New Ted Karber, Jr. comedy “Banging the Bell” coming May 20-21
New work will be displayed at El Paso Community Foundation Gallery in Roderick Artspace Lofts
Includes Michelle E. Aguilar’s short documentary “El Cacao”
Let us know what you’d like to see in the new children’s museum
Two more community forums remain for those who wish to offer your ideas, suggestions and dreams for the new El Paso children’s museum.
Eden Enterprises presents the comedy-drama “Bernabe’”
Three more chances to offer your ideas and suggestions
New Mexico’s Theatre Dojo performs “Killing Buddha” on March 12
$50,000 distributed between three groups
Proceeds help students with disabilities
Scaffolding Theatre Company brings the reworked Disney favorite to the Jewel Box Series.
“Indigo Twilight” is the next production in the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.
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.
PCFF passes on sale through December 31
Los Actores presents “A Barrio Christmas”
More than 53,000 gifts given since its inception in 1989
Art work by some of El Paso’s best and brightest visual artists will be up for bid in this annual fundraiser for our friends at the Border AIDS Partnership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students from 3 EPISD schools share their Sebastian inspired art.
El Pasoan Ted Karber Jr.’s heartwarming comedy Precious Heart is a one-man show about one charming woman.
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.
Border Art Residency is having its annual meet the artist event.
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
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.
Valentine’s Day will get an unusual twist with Lupercalia Uber Alles , which combines mythology, theater and contemporary dance.
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.
Dreamscapes… the plaintive cry of a single guitar.
The El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre will spread some holiday cheer this month with KIDS-N-CO.’s Christmas Spectacular.
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.
Johanson Estate Planning Seminar for Professionals
Jewel Box Series Presents The Lovely Rain
TED Talks Powerhouse Sir Ken Robinson Comes To El Paso
Jewel Box Series Returns
Walter H. Hightower 2015 Grant Recipient
El Paso Community Foundation and Walter H. Hightower 2015 Grant Recipient
El Paso Community Foundation 2015 Grant Recipient
El Paso Community Foundation and Walter H. Hightower 2015 Grant Recipient
Congratulations to the 2015 Evelyn and David E. Goodman Fund for Vilas School.
2015 Basketball in the Barrio
Congratulations to the 2015 Ruth E. Gillett Scholarship recipients from Andress High School.
Jewel Box Series Presents Time and Chance by Mark Medoff
Congratulations to the Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso!
The El Paso Community Foundation presents internationally-acclaimed photographer and a film maker as part of the Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.
The El Paso Community Foundation Presents Caring for our Children
Jewel Box Series Presents Cardboard House Dreams
You are invited to discover Waldo the Amazing Hypnotist!
15th Annual Estate Planning Seminar with Stanley M. Johanson
Jewel Box Series presents Fragile Balance.
Marshall and Julia Condon Fund 2014 Grant Recipients
Stern Foundation 2014 Grant Recipients
The Polaroid Express- Sunday, December 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the Philanthropy Theatre
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.
El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.