In Memory: Bud Kelly

In Memory: Bud Kelly

1921 – 2020   Bud (Daniel T.) Kelly, Jr. was born in 1921 in Santa Fe.  His family owned and operated Gross, Kelly and Co., one of the largest railroad general mercantile companies in the southwest.  Bud was one of six children.  When he was an infant, his...
Join us for Virtual Outing on August 27th!

Join us for Virtual Outing on August 27th!

Our virtual event is just days away – on Thursday, August 27th.  At 7 pm we start with some wonderful warm up acts.  Then the event itself starts at 7:30 and over in less than an hour – badaboom!  All it takes to participate is a $5 access pass, which you...
SFCT E-Newsletter 07-03-2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 07-03-2020

Dear friend, I hope this finds all of you doing well. It has been a wild ride lately! SFCT was rocked by the cancellation of our trails contract to maintain the City’s soft surface trails, but many of you stepped forward with support to fill the funding gap that...
SFCT E-Newsletter 06-12-2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 06-12-2020

New 370-acre conservation easement on Glorieta Mesa (see article below). It has been an eventful two weeks on so many levels nationally, but also here at SFCT. Organizationally, I want to tell you what we’ve been dealing with lately.  Like other nonprofits, we...
SFCT E-Newsletter 05-21-2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05-21-2020

We are heading into Memorial Day weekend, which celebrates the men and women who died while serving our country.  This weekend, let’s also remember the over 96,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19, which feels like the fight of our lives right now.  I have never...
SFCT E-Newsletter 05/15/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/15/2020

This was a tough week with the cancellations of the Santa Fe Opera, the Chamber Music Festival and the Bandstand—this, after all the major summer markets had already announced closures.  It really hit home this week that the City is going to be hammered financially,...
SFCT E-Newsletter 05/08/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/08/2020

I decided to update my photo this week.  I am confronting my discomfort with wearing a face mask!  It made me furious the first time I put one on, and I also noticed how self-conscious I felt.  But going into a pandemic angry isn’t really the best prescription for a...
SFCT E-Newsletter 05/08/2020

SFCT E-Newsletter 05/01/2020

I think you are going to like the Banff film we chose for today’s email: The River’s Call.  It resonated with me when the narrator said that kayaking is “the art of being yourself in a crappy situation.”  We are pretty blessed because we don’t really have to...

CARES Act brings changes to charitable giving

As part of the CARES Act, changes to tax benefits were made to incentivize charitable giving. $300 Cash Contribution Deduction. Beginning in 2020 and each year thereafter (this is not limited to only 2020), individuals can take a $300 above-the-line deduction for cash...