Recognizing Employee Volunteerism

PNM employees have a long history of donating their time, talents and money in the communities where they live and work. We are proud to recognize these contributions each year with Volunteer Excellence Awards. Each year, PNM supports communities across New Mexico through more than 700 employees volunteering in company supported or individual community events, including our annual Day of Service. Our employees also donate thousands of dollars to the United Way programs across the entire state of New Mexico annually.

Volunteer Excellence Awards

Volunteer Excellence Awards recognize employees who volunteer their personal time in the community. Employees are nominated by the nonprofits they worked with during the year. Five employees were recognized in New Mexico and Texas for 2018, and a $1,000 donation was made in their honor to the nominating nonprofit.  Additionally, the PNM Resources Foundation donated $100 to all the other organizations who nominated other employees. 

2018 Award Winners - A New Century of Service

Statewide category – Bruce Ashburn from the Silver City office gives his volunteer genius and energy to El Refugio, a domestic violence and victim advocacy group in SW NM.

ABQ category Paul Lopez from the Aztec office for his heart-felt work with the Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network.

Retiree category – Penny Davis, for her years of work for Seed 2 Need, an organization in Corrales that she and her husband started in 2008 at the beginning of the Great Recession to "Reduce Hunger in NM One Garden at a Time."

TNMP categoryCarlos Estrada for his energy and efforts with "Keep Lewisville Beautiful."  His leadership and enthusiasm helps to engage employees to go out and volunteer – they even removed 26 TONS of trash from the city last year!

Special category for the 100th birthday of PNM – the Centennial HUMANE award, and that goes to Cindy Edwards at HQ for her partnership and dedication to Animal Humane.