Foundation & Board of Directors

Foundation Purpose

The Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation promotes and supports the Roswell Museum, its educational programs, and its operation and maintenance. Since 1987, our goal has been to support the Museum by providing financial resources to develop programs that inspire learning and creative exchange. Through this commitment, the Museum has become a vigorous community partner and southeastern New Mexico’s preeminent resource for arts and humanities programming.

Free Art Classes at Second Saturdays

An Art Class At Second Saturday

Board of Directors

  • Parker Folse, President
  • Rob Tynes, Vice President
  • Kathy Latimer, Secretary
  • Mary Alice Lysak, Treasurer
  • Jim Ball
  • Emily Cometti
  • Steven DuCharme
  • Morgan Fennig
  • Lindsay Mayo Fincher
  • Amanda Forrest
  • Debra Franks


  • Angie Heldenbrand
  • Ron Hillman
  • Mitch Krakausakas
  • Heidi Brown Matteucci
  • Barbara Vicente
  • Valli West, Roswell Museum Trustee Chair
  • Cindy Torrez, RMACF Director
  • Caroline Brooks, RMAC Museum Director, Ex-Officio

Support the Foundation

Get to know about the various activities the Foundation is involved in as well as how you can support it. For information about the Foundation or to make a donation, contact Executive Director Cindy Torrez at 575-627-0918 or

Donation Examples:

Annual Appeal Gifts

Charitable year-end gifts make a difference in what we are able to accomplish in each coming year, and add value to what we offer to the future of our community.


You can name the Roswell Museum and Art Center in your will.

Charitable Trusts

These options can be tailored to the specific needs and interests of the donor and his or her family, and offer varying benefits during the life of the donor as well as income and estate tax reductions.

Gift in Tribute

The Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation recognizes a friend or loved one.

Legacy Gifts

There are a number of Legacy Gift options available to donors that not only offer income tax benefits but also support the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s efforts in the future.

Life Insurance

Insurance that is not needed by your family can be donated outright to the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation, or by naming the Foundation as a full or partial beneficiary.

Outright Cash Gifts

These gifts can be tailored to your interests.

Retirement Plans

Funds that remain in retirement plans at death will be taxed. A full or partial contribution to the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation can reduce income and estate taxes at the time of your death.


To make a charitable contribution of stock assets, contact your broker and the RMAC Foundation to make this donation.