We are excited for Polo Real 2018! Every other year Polo Real is the signature fundraising event for the El Paso Museum of History Foundation. Liz Sinclair and her team do an incredible job of putting on the premier polo event in the region and the Foundation is delighted to be the beneficiary of funds raised through Polo Real. If you have not attended in the past, it is a delightful day of polo with top notch food, beverages and entertainment. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, May 19th.
This year’s Polo Real also comes at a great time for the Foundation. 2017 was a record-setting year for our fundraising efforts, and we look forward to building on that success in 2018. Thank you to everyone who supported the Foundation with donations from our letter writing campaign last fall. We closed out the year with a very generous donation from the Gorman family in honor of their father and longtime museum supporter, Frank W. Gorman, Jr. Frank was integral in getting both the Museum and Foundation to where they are today, and we could not be more pleased to have his name associated with the 2nd Floor Lobby to greet visitors for generations to come.
Of course, these donations were multiplied by the ongoing Hunt Family Foundation Challenge Grant. The Foundation’s overall goal remains to take full advantage of the Challenge Grant by raising $1 million by 2020, to be matched with $500,000 from Hunt Family Foundation. If you have not had the opportunity to make a donation yet you can do so directly through our new website www.epmhf.org or through the Community Foundation website at https://epcf.org/give/donate/. Please note that the donation is for the Museum of History Foundation.
Our mission is to support El Paso’s Museum of History financially by building an endowment for the Museum’s benefit. The City has amended the naming rights policy for the Museum of History with new attractive thresholds, and we welcome donations at any level. If you are interested in the various ways to support the Museum of History, I would welcome the opportunity to schedule a meeting to discuss specific opportunities.
These are exciting times at the Museum of History and at our Foundation. We look forward to seeing everyone at Polo Real 2018 and thank you again for your past support.
Foundation Board Chairman