Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico

Mailing Address: PO Box 40469, Albuquerque, NM 87196
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 268-5337
NTEE Code: B- Education
Mission Statement:

Excellent teachers inspire their students to learn, think and create. At Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico, we catalyze teaching excellence through recognition, professional development and community engagement.

Primary Programs:

1) Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence - Recognizes seven teachers each year statewide, alternating grade levels, Finalists are celebrated at the Tribute to Teacher Excellence each spring.

2) Golden Apple Professional Development Program - Provides high quality, teacher-centered PD opportunities for educators across New Mexico. Includes the annual Summer Conference and multiple subject matter Institutes.

3) Community Engagement - Includes the Academy of Fellows (a think tank of past Awardees helping advance education policy in New Mexico) and various classroom grant programs facilitated on behalf of corporate partners.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $100,000 - $249,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Brian O'Connell

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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