More about NMSBVI Foundation
The purpose of the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Foundation (NMSBVIF) is a simple one: provide support to the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (NMSBVI) to better help New Mexico’s children who are blind and visually impaired with the best possible tools to succeed.
The NMSBVIF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1982 and revitalized in 2010. The foundation is dedicated to raising the necessary funds to preserve and augment programs and services for NMSBVI. The NMSBVIF is commited to supporting NMSBVI in their mission as
“an innovative leader and unifying entity in the field of educating students birth-high school who are blind or visually impaired, will identify and ensure quality education through collaborative relationships with students, families, and local/ state/national partners to provide outstanding advocacy, training, resources, and support services, thus ensuring that all students who are blind or visually impaired will become independent, productive members of their communities.”
More about NMSBVI
NMSBVI was founded in 1903 as a land grant school governed by a Board of Regents. Three years later, the school opened its doors in Alamogordo, New Mexico with 21 students, two teachers and a superintendent. NMSBVI has evolved into a specialized school which provides residential, academic, support, and outreach services to over 2,000 students annually who are blind and visually impaired in New Mexico. Today, the residential campus is still located on the original site in Alamogordo with a second campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico that houses an Early Childhood Program and as well as the school’s statewide services.
NMSBVIF Board of Directors
President – Julie Pino, Treasurer/Secretary – Jeff Croasdell, Stuart Butzier, Herb Wright, Linda Lyle, and Cecelia Quintana