Dr. Karen M. Trujillo

Memorial Foundation

Is a nonprofit organization created in memory of the late Dr. Karen M. Trujillo who was a life long educator and advocate for students and teachers in New Mexico. This foundation is dedicated to create a better future for all children by providing scholarships to aspiring teachers in New Mexico.

Golfing for Educators

Annual fundraiser to continue funding teacher scholarships.

About Dr. Karen M. Trujillo

She was a lifelong learner and educator that made a lasting impact in New Mexico.


Changing the narrative around being an educator.

New Mexico’s Dr. Karen M. Trujillo, leader in education, one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year honorees


Scholarship Endowments

The Dr. Karen M. Trujillo Memorial Foundation is currently funding scholarships at New Mexico State University and Western New Mexico University, with plans to expand to all Universities throughout New Mexico that offer Teacher Education Programs and scholarships.

“She was especially dedicated to the mission of Educators Rising New Mexico, an organization she founded which cultivates highly skilled educators by guiding young people on the path to becoming teachers.”

— Ben Trujillo

“At the end of every email here at LCPS, Dr. Trujillo’s signature line was “In service to the children and educators of Las Cruces.” Her life emulated those words every minute of every day, and those are the words that will help the rest of us see her vision to reality.”

— Kelly Jameson

Thank you to all our sponsors because without your support and effort this would not be possible.

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