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DACC - Jon Wynne Scholarship

Born in London August 21, 1931, Jon Wynne worked for more than 40 years as an auditor with the American Tobacco Company in New York City. The job required him to travel extensively and continuously. He said he never had a permanent residence until retiring in Las Cruces.

When settling here, he bought a mobile home and located it in a trailer park off Madrid Street. Soon thereafter, he found a volunteer position at the Memorial Medical Center Foundation, where he also found a family who welcomed him on a daily basis.

His life was simple, fixed and frugal: Wynne arrived at the foundation office early, even before the staff did. In fact, he often finished his tasks before the office opened!

Wynne learned about charitable giving at Memorial Medical Center Foundation and later at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico. He was particularly focused on Dona Ana County's high dropout rate and the lack of education among its people. When discussing his trust, he was insistent about three things: 1) scholarships for students at DACC, especially for those who could not otherwise afford to attend college, 2) that a permanent fund (an endowment) be created with the assets from his estate, and 3) matching funds be required through DACC to make available even more scholarships. 

Wynne passed away on Sept. 26, 2011, in Las Cruces. Having lived a very frugal life, he became a very generous philanthropist at death. The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico will invest the endowment created from the assets of his estate and distribute the funds to DACC on an annual basis to be matched and used for scholarships for students enrolled at DACC.

  • Jon Wynne Scholarship-Community Foundation of Southern NM (DACC)
    • Established in 2013 in honor of Jon Wynne. Jon established a matching scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico with the purpose to fund scholarships at DACC and requires  DACC to match the funds in equal amounts.
      • Enrolled in a  minimum of  6 credit hours
      • GPA of 2.0 or better
      • Demonstrate great financial need as determined by FAFSA

Alamogordo Campus Greatest Needs Fund

We are a community college located in beautiful Alamogordo, New Mexico.  The campus is situated “on the hill” above Alamogordo and provides inspiring views of the city and the Tularosa Basin. It offers the perfect venue for creative and motivated learning.

When you give to the University’s Greatest Need, you make a lasting impact where it matters most.

Gifts to the The NMSU Alamogordo Campus Greatest Needs Fund support the university's strategic initiatives and strengthen our ability to address new challenges and opportunities. The flexibility to direct funds to areas that will benefit from additional resources continues to be vitally important.

Your support helps to ensure NMSU's ongoing leadership in today's competitive academic landscape.




NMSU Grants Campus Greatest Needs Fund

NMSU-Grants is a two-year branch community college of New Mexico State University located in Grants, NM.

When you give to the University’s Greatest Need, you make a lasting impact where it matters most.

Gifts to the The NMSU Grants Campus Greatest Needs Fund support the university's strategic initiatives and strengthen our ability to address new challenges and opportunities. The flexibility to direct funds to areas that will benefit from additional resources continues to be vitally important.

Your support helps to ensure NMSU's ongoing leadership in today's competitive academic landscape.


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