Community Conservation Celebration

Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner

Please join us for an inspiring evening with  N. Scott Momaday,
cocktail hour festivities and buffet, and an amazing opportunity to
match a $25,000 challenge for our land and trail work.


Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Milner Plaza, 710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505


$150 Per Person

($100 tax-deductible)


Special Guest and Presenter

Navarro Scott Momaday

Dr. Momaday is a Pulitzer prize-winning novelist, poet, playwright, painter and photographer, storyteller, and retired professor of English and American literature. A Kiowa Indian, Momaday earned the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with House Made of Dawn, about a young man returning to his Kiowa pueblo after serving in the U.S. Army. His 1968 book has been credited with leading a renaissance in Native American literature.

Dr. Momaday was recently honored as a 2019 Ken Burns American Heritage Prize Recipient as well as a Dayton Literary Peace Prize Recipient with a Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, named for the late U.S. diplomat who brokered the 1995 Bosnia peace accords reached in Ohio.

N. Scott Momaday has been a commentator on National Public Radio, the voice of the National Museum of the American Indian of the Smithsonian Institution, the narrator of PBS documentaries including Remembered Earth and Last Stand at Little Bighorn, and a featured on-camera commentator on the PBS series The West produced by Ken Burns and directed by Stephen Ives.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds 21 honorary doctoral degrees from American and European colleges and universities.

Would you like to be a sponsor of this year’s event? Download our Sponsorship Form.

Thank You to This Year’s Sponsors:


Galisteo Basin Gold

Merrilee Caldwell and Marcus Randolph


Sun Mountain Silver

David and Pam Fleischaker

CCC Table Sponsors

Charmay Allred

Michael Avery

Leslie and Rutgers Barclay

Century Bank

Cudd Foundation

Nancy Cook

Kathy and Brad Holian

Landseer Management

Dan Merians, UBS Financial Services

Peter N. Martin, Attorney at Law, LLC /
McClain+Yu Architecture & Design

Santa Fe Horse Coalition

Santa Fe Properties

Louisa Sarofim

Linda Saurage

Simons Law Firm

Strogard Enterprises

Christopher White and Floery Mahoney


Conservation Friends

Academy for the Love of Learning

Janie and George Bingham


Connie and Bob Bright

CHRISTUS St. Vincent

Susan and Yates Coulter

Daniels Insurance

Integration Therapy

Frank Katz and Conci Bokum

Robin Laughlin

Henry & Tina Lanman

Julia Peters and Seth Graves

Meryl and Barry Resnick

Mary Ellen and Don Richardson

Carson and Marsha See

Karen Wolfe-Mattison, Sotheby’s International Realty


Special Thanks To

Harry’s Roadhouse

Jambo Cafe

Il Piatto

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2018 Annual Report

In accepting a Piñon Award from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Stewart Udall said, “People ask why I chose to live my last years in Santa Fe. It is because it is the most caring community in the United States.”

Stewart Udall 1920-2010: Steward of the Earth

Stewart Udall was a three-term Congressman from Arizona and later served as Secretary of the Interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He was a member of the Santa Fe Conservation Trust board of directors at the organization’s inception in 1993, and he served as Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2000. Stewart was instrumental in the creation of the National Rail Trail movement and inspired SFCT to help create the Santa Fe Rail Trail. During 50 years of public service, he was the quintessential conservationist; conserving habitat, wildlife, energy and land–wherever and whenever he could. When he died in 2010 here in Santa Fe, President Obama said, “…Stewart Udall left an indelible mark on this nation and inspired countless Americans who will continue his fight for clean air, clean water, and to maintain our many natural treasures.” The Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner is given to honor others like him who inspire us to love the land, care for it, preserve its sweep and heal its wounds.

A Letter to My Grandchildren: My generation’s mistakes, your generation’s epic challenge ~ By Stewart L. Udall

Stewart Udall Legacy Dinner Award Recipients

2017- Ted Harrison
2016 – Dale Ball (posthumous), Christopher Larsen and Peter Lipscomb
2015 – acknowledging our many landowners and paying tribute to the ranch hands, land stewards and property owners
2014 – Leslie Barclay, Colin & Firth Waldon, Terry Smith, Margaret Alexander, Bill Johnson
2013 – N. Scott Momaday
2012 – Janie Bingham & Rina Swentzell
2011 – Jack Loeffler
2010 – In Memory Stewart Udall, Founder
2009 – Santa Fe Community Foundation & William deBuys
2008 – Stewart & Lee Udall
2007 – Bill Cowles
2006 – Dale & Sylvia Ball
2005 – Sallie Wagner & Nancy Meem Wirth
2004 – Mark Michel
2003 – Jean Hocker
2002 – Stewart Udall

Udall Legacy Dinner Photos