IRVING, TX (Nov. 19, 2021) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and KRQE-TV, the Nexstar Media Inc. television station serving Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the surrounding area, announced today the Foundation will donate $10,000 to The National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation (NHCCF), located in Albuquerque’s historic neighborhood of Barelas.
The Center is dedicated to the preservation, promotion and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts and humanities. The Center presents exhibitions, lectures, book readings, performing arts and educational programming that are meaningful to the local community. It offers the Hispanic, Chicano and Latinx artist a place to present their work and bring it to the national stage. The NHCCF is committed to making a cultural home for the diverse identities that shape the Hispanic community.
The Center’s campus encompasses 20+ acres, including a plaza, three theaters, an art museum, a historic building, and education center, a library, and a genealogy center. The NHCCF also houses the Spanish Resource Center, a branch of the Spanish Embassy, and Instituto Cervantes. KRQE-TV has a long-established relationship with the Center, serving as one of the organization’s media partners, airing public service announcements, and assisting with marketing and fundraising.
“The NHCC Foundation is grateful for the partnership with Nexstar Media Group, Inc.,” said NHCCF Executive Director Roberta Ricci. “Their recent funding to support the programming of the National Hispanic Cultural Center aligns with their values to support innovative, local programs, and in doing so will help us extend the Center’s reach of its educational and mission driven programming created to engage people of all ages, advancing and preserving Hispanic art, culture and humanities to our community, both locally and nationally.”
Commenting on the donation, Bill Anderson, Vice President and General Manager of KRQE-TV said, “The National Hispanic Cultural Center is a true gem, not only for Albuquerque, but for the entire United States. The Center’s wide variety of programs, exhibitions, and learning opportunities, are a tremendous reminder of the important contributions made by those of Hispanic, Chicano, and Latin heritage throughout this nation’s history—KRQE-TV is committed to the Center’s success. Giving back to the communities served by Nexstar across the country is core to the company’s mission, and we are proud that the Nexstar Media Foundation will make this $10,000 donation in recognition of the deep relationship that KRQE-TV and its employees have with the Center.”
The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation’s mission is to contribute to and work with public charities and non-profit organizations to improve the communities in which Nexstar Media and its subsidiaries do business. The foundation was originally established in 1958 and it makes donations of approximately $350,000 annually.
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