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Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation
3939 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Suite 2
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Huitzil_Benett_PerezPhoto by Vanessa Vassar

Huitzil Bennett Perez joined the SVVMF Youth Board of Directors in October of 2017. She brings a host of skills and attributes that run amazingly deep for such a young person. The nomination letter sent to the SVVMF Board Members on Huitzil's behalf speaks volumes:

"Huitzil is exponentially talented, with a background in violin, piano, guitar, flamenco, ballet and contemporary dance, cheer-leading, circus, community theater, graphic design, and various athletics. She shows deep love for her community in everything she does, including regularly attending marches and rallies in the battle for social justice. She is overall one of the most caring people I know, and would be a great asset to the board through her compassion, social connections, media skills and overall talent."

Huitzil was one of the first recipients of a Skybird Scholarship to Hummingbird Music Camp several years ago. We are now excited to welcome her into our SVVMF Youth Board.  We would also like to thank Mamie Yanu Willis, who recently graduated from our SVVMF Youth Board to the SVVMF Board of Directors, for her glowing nomination letter and for bringing our relationship with Huitzil full-circle from Scholarship Recipient to Board Member.


Lisa Donald, President
Sitara Schauer, Vice President
Robert McNeill, Treasurer
Michele Minnis, Secretary
Velina Vassar, Director of Fundraising
Steve Paternoster
Mark Michel
Mamie Yanu Willis
Vanessa Vassar

Youth Board of Directors

Samantha Daitz
Nathan Kaplan
Fae Ordaz
Huitzil Bennett Perez

Board of Directors Alumni

Peter Kaplan
Cyd Riley
Stephen Michael Bennett
Maryellen Missick
Elizabeth Pelz
Donna Schmidt
Daniel Gutierrez
Amy Williams
Gerard Kerbleski
Keith Jordan
Sara Jo Fischer
Todd Resch
Betsy VanLeit

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