Special Initiatives

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Beyond the Living Wall Fund

WESST is proud to support the creative artists who make New Mexico a uniquely beautiful and vibrant place to live. We’re excited to launch WESST’s Beyond the Living Wall Fund, which will support WESST’s work with creative artists AND the installation of a mural in our very own space!

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Visionaries Circle

Contributors to the Visionaries Circle make a multi-year commitment to WESST which supports sustainability for future WESST programs and services. Click here for further information and benefits of being a WESST Visionary.

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RISE Campaign

As COVID-19 pervades communities across New Mexico, local small businesses have been hit hard and fast. Our clients across all sectors are feeling the repercussions as they rapidly shift how they serve their customers in response to this pandemic. In this chaotic time filled with uncertainty, small businesses are bracing themselves for painful long-term impacts.

Individuals across our community are wondering how they can support small businesses so they aren’t forced to shut their doors.

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In-Kind Donations

Each year, WESST receives a significant amount of in-kind donations which help us keep our operating costs down and enable us to leverage additional funding by utilizing the value of the in-kind donation as matching funds. Contributions range from office equipment, supplies and furniture to discounts on professional services to the value of contributed volunteer time.

To facilitate an in-kind contribution, please call VP of Development Katie Knipe at 505-246-6935 or email at kknipe@wesst.org.

2022 Silver Soiree

Silver Soiree

WESST’s annual signature event that celebrates entrepreneurship. Each year, the proceeds from the event are earmarked for a special aspect of WESST’s work. All proceeds from the 2022 Silver Soirée event will support the growth of The Money Learning Lab™, a unique program that helps diverse entrepreneurs address the financial challenges in their businesses.


Naming Opportunities

Home to WESST’s nationally recognized business incubation program as well as WESST’s corporate headquarters, the WESST Enterprise Center offers a range of naming and commemorative options.

To make a contribution to one of these special initiatives or for further information, please contact VP of Development Katie Knipe at
505-246-6935 or email at kknipe@wesst.org.

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