Chef Martin helps out the horse shelter

SANTA FE, NM – Dinner benefits The Horse Shelter

Have you ever wondered what becomes of a horse whose owner dies or abandons it?

If his name is Lucky, he will be taken in by The Horse Shelter, THE place for homeless horses. Outside of Santa Fe in the hills of Cerrillos, and brainchild of the late Jan Bandler, its tradition is being carried on nobly by her daughter Jennifer Rios, the rest of Restaurant Martin.

Someone got Chef Martin to donate a magnificent four-course dinner of culinary masterpieces which raised $50,000 towards the $130,000 a year needed just for feed for the adopted animals. Check out thehorseshelter.org.

Cancer Foundation

It’s a fact: cancer touches us all, whether personally or someone we know.

This year over 700 people came out for the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico’s ninth annual Valentine’s Eve Sweetheart Auction at the Convention Center.

Beautiful party! Booths with really marvelous jewelry, interesting loot in the silent auction and in the live bidding, exotic, hedonistic treats like an African safari or dinner at Lou Diamond Phillips’ house, prepared by him, for you.

Their famous raffle, the trip of your choice.

The evening raised several hundred thousand dollars to help people with grocery cards, hotel rooms, and caregivers while they are trying to beat cancer. See cffnm.org.

Valentine’s Day at Site Santa Fe

While visitors floated through the galleries of SITE Santa Fe taking in the brand new avant-garde FEAST exhibition, the Foundation Council held a FEAST themed tea to attract more members to their group, which raises $150,000 a year to help fund exhibits like this.

Doris Francis and Pat Hall chaired the tres elegant hearty English tea for 30 people. We wonder if napkins were saved. (See the show!)

Go to sitesantafe.org/supporter/foundation-council.

Ashley Margetson has a B.A. in English from UCLA, is a senior real estate broker with Sotheby’s International Realty and has her finger on the pulse of philanthropic activities in Santa Fe. To tell us about an upcoming event, email ashelym@ashleymargetson.com.

“Squeaky Clean” Jay Ritter and Jennifer Rios get a hug at the dinner supporting The Horse Shelter.

“Squeaky Clean” Jay Ritter and Jennifer Rios get a hug at the dinner supporting The Horse Shelter.

 

Janie Zimmer and Cigar Club James enjoy The Horse Shelter’s fundraising dinner.

Janey Zimmer and Cigar Club James enjoy The Horse Shelter’s fundraising dinner.

 

Helene Merrin and Helene Pfeffer were looking good at the Cancer Foundation’s Sweetheart Auction.

Helene Merrin and Helene Pfeffer were looking good at the Cancer Foundation’s Sweetheart Auction.

 

Rita and Michael Linder show off a small friend at the Sweetheart Auction.

Rita and Michael Linder show off a small friend at the Sweetheart Auction.

 

Pat and Patty Carter were part of the crowd at the fundraising dinner for The Horse Shelter.

Pat and Patty Carter were part of the crowd at the fundraising dinner for The Horse Shelter.

 

Bob Nurock and Valerie Hamilton enjoy the Cancer Foundation’s Sweetheart Auction.

Bob Nurock and Valerie Hamilton enjoy the Cancer Foundation’s Sweetheart Auction.

 

Joanne and Bob Balzer attended the SITE Santa Fe fundraiser.

Joanne and Bob Balzer attended the SITE Santa Fe fundraiser.

 

Wendy Lane celebrates The Horse Shelter.

Wendy Lane celebrates The Horse Shelter.

 

Joyce Idema enjoys the view at SITE Santa Fe.

Joyce Idema enjoys the view at SITE Santa Fe.

 

Susie and C.T. Herman visit with Harriet and Karl Schreiner at the Cancer Foundation fundraiser.

Susie and C.T. Herman visit with Harriet and Karl Schreiner at the Cancer Foundation fundraiser.

 

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