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Head of National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation resigns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The head of the fundraising arm of the National Hispanic Cultural Center is resigning after nearly three years of boosting the nonprofit organization's profile.

Anna Sanchez's last day as the director of the cultural center's foundation will be Feb. 23. The organization said a search is underway for a new director.

Sanchez began working for the foundation in June 2015. Within a year, the organization's membership program doubled participation to 240 members.

Sanchez also is credited with increasing programmatic fundraising support by more than 40 percent. She raised just under $1 million last fiscal year.

Foundation Board Chair Anthony Trujillo said Sanchez was able to improve relations with members and donors.

The fundraising efforts by the foundation support the cultural center's operations, staffing needs and capital projects.

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