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2012 Montezuma Ball Names Royalty and Raises Funds for KiMO Theatre
Premiere Albuquerque fundraising event devotes proceeds to historic KiMO Theatre. Local entrepreneurs Victor and Mary Jury named King and Queen of the event.
The coronation ceremony opens evening festivities for the annual event and recognizes the entrepreneurial couple’s contributions to and belief in the community.
This year’s King and Queen will be presented with a one-of-a-kind set of royal cuff links and a pendant necklace designed and completed by Albuquerque’
One of the co-founders and current President of Summit Electric Supply, Victor employs over 130 in Albuquerque and more than 550 in Summit’s 25 different locations. New Mexico Business Weekly recently named him as one of two top performing large company CEOs.
Victor serves on a number of boards, including Acción New Mexico, IMARK (a member-owned marketing organization representing electrical distribution companies) and 16:15, a non-denominational Christian ministry.
Mary, CEO of WorkSpace Dynamics, employs 12 in a full service contract furniture dealership business she founded 12 years ago. A native of Albuquerque, Mary is an 11-year member of Rotary del Sol and currently serves as president of the WESST Board of Directors.
Both Victor and Mary encourage their employees to give back to the community, through formal programs such as Albuquerque Reads, or United Way, as well as with project contributions to Joy Junction, Habitat for Humanity and others.
Each year Montezuma Ball raises money for not-for profit organizations. 2012 beneficiaries include The KiMO Foundation, WESST and the New Mexico MultiCultural Foundation.
The newly established KiMO Foundation provides assistance to the KiMO Theatre and other New Mexico cultural assets. Such assistance will ensure the KiMO Theatre remains an iconic national landmark and continues to offer performances that include music, dance, live theater, film and lecture.
WESST strives to be a home for entrepreneurs, providing a support system for clients to successfully grow their business through market penetration, job creation and capital accumulation.
The New Mexico MultiCultural Foundation promotes the multiple cultures within the state of New Mexico and educates the public about these cultures.
About Montezuma Ball:
Since the inception of the Montezuma Ball in 1902 the annual event celebrates New Mexico traditions and raises money for not-for-profit causes. Since its re-emergence in 2000, the ball has generated more than $2 million for recipients. Learn more at http://www.MontezumaBall.com