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


When Samantha Daitz was a small child, her family melded together with Sky's family and the two became very close. After Sky passed away and the Sky Velvet Vassar Music Foundation was formed, Samantha often attended board meetings with Vanessa Vassar. She was the first member of the SVVMF Youth Board of Directors and brought the invaluable perspective of a young musician to the group. Samantha eventually became the Spokesperson of the foundation and has performed regularly singing and playing her ukulele on the KUNM Children’s Hour and at fundraising events. She was honored as one of the "Great Kids" by New Mexico Kids Magazine in May 2016 for her work with the foundation. Samantha currently attends Amy Biehl High School in Albuquerque, NM.


Lisa Donald, President
Vanessa Vassar, Vice-President
Velina Vassar, Director of Fundraising
Ayanna Freeman, Secretary
Sitara Schauer
Robert McNeill 
Mark Michel
Mamie Yanu Willis
Huitzil Bennett Perez
Sofia Resnik

Youth Board of Directors

Samantha Daitz, Spokeperson
Nathan Kaplan
Fae Ordaz

Board of Directors Alumni

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

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