Join us at Give Grandly 2023

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Give Grandly has become an annual day of celebration for Grant County since it was first launched nearly a decade ago. In person and now online, we come together to appreciate nonprofit organizations – more than 60 participating this year! – all of them working in amazing, diverse ways to meet urgent needs and enhance the quality of life in our community. This is a day that brings inspiration and hope, nourishes resiliency to face challenges, and lifts our spirits.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, you can stroll through MainStreet Plaza (7th Street, just east of Bullard) visiting the groups you love at their booths, talking to the people who make it all happen, collecting information of interest – and donating to build the energy for good works.

Gila/Mimbres Community Radio will be there, broadcasting live on KURU 89.1 FM and streaming on the web at from 10AM – 2PM. We’ll have entertainment, and interviews with representatives of many organizations. We invite you to meet our DJs, Program Hosts, and Board members – and, of course, we encourage you to give a special Give Grandly donation to GMCR, the radio station that brings these organizations to the attention of the listening public all year long. See our profile on the Give Grandly website here

You can donate right there at MainStreet Plaza on May 6, to GMCR and to the other organizations. Can’t be there? Good news – you can also donate to all of the participating organizations online at, and you can donate to GMCR at our own website,

Please consider giving early, before May 6. It’s super easy. Just visit and click the GIVE EARLY button. You scroll through the list of organizations, giving to those of your choice. Early gifts build momentum, and remember this –the first $500 in donations to each organization will be matched by another $500, so your early gift will be doubled! 

Why give special donations for Give Grandly 2023? It’s a good question. Everyone who gets this email contributes to good causes frequently, just like all of us who keep community radio thriving with volunteer work at the station. But this special day of generosity is a tonic, a kind of elixir of life that strengthens all of us. There’s real magic in coming together, seeing and feeling the altruism and dedication that surrounds us and rises in each of us, and adding what we can, from small to large gifts, to keep it all going and growing.

What if you’re a sustaining donor to GMCR, with a donation that is made automatically, like every month? You can designate that recurring donation as a Give Grandly donation. Please let us know! Email or call 575-597-4891. Not a monthly donor? Become one today and help to sustain community radio, at

And in conclusion… We hope this invitation to be part of the Give Grandly groundswell has been exciting and motivating, but we’ve just covered the basics. Learn more by listening to these two interviews:

  • Mick Smith, Give Grandly Director, will be GMCR’s guest on Local Flavor Thursday, May 4, 8-10 a.m.
  • Bernadette Smythe, Director of the Grant County Community Foundation, will be heard on our weekly program Community Spotlight with host Candice Burke, Thursday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m., and again on Sunday, May 7, at 11:30 a.m.

Thank you for listening, and for supporting community radio! 

Marcus Hanson, Manager, and the Board of Directors: Candice Burke, George Carr, Mitch Hellman, Jamie Newton, and Carolyn Smith.

GMCR is a New Mexico Non-Profit Corporation with IRS 501(c)(3) status, so you may be entitled to a tax deduction for your donation. GMCR cannot advise or give assurance regarding your eligibility, but we can affirm that we have given you no consideration of goods or services that would reduce the value of your donation.


Please confer with your tax preparer or other qualified financial professional to determine the value and propriety of claiming a tax deduction based on your donation. Donations that are the basis upon which you might file for a tax deduction may require you to file specific IRS forms. Consult your tax preparer to assure compliance.

Written by: GMCR KURU 89.1 FM

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