2018 Cocktail Benefit: Thursday, August 9th
(5pm - 6pm)

Tickets: $125 per person (allows entrance into PBS party)
100% of proceeds benefit Assistance Dogs of the West.


Food sponsored by Sazon Santa Fe;
Champagne by Gruet Winery

ADW, a non profit started 22 years ago in Santa Fe by Jill Felice, is today a nationally recognized agency preparing highly trained dogs to help people with disabilities as wide ranging as mobility issues, diabetes, epilepsy and autism; and now including traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder as experienced by military personnel and the victims of violent crimes.

In recent years ADW trained dogs have also become victim support animals in court houses serving children and adults during their testimony to reduce the traumatic impact of being involved in criminal proceedings. These ADW trained victim support dogs, including two serving the FBI in Washington DC, are now providing help to victim’s families and survivors of mass shootings including incidents in California, Las Vegas and the Florida.

In Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos, ADW not only trains dogs, but engages school children, children with disabilities, children at risk, and Vietnam and Gulf War veterans diverted from the criminal justice system, who work alongside professional trainers to prepare dogs for service.

The 5:00 pm cocktail benefit at the August 9th Objects of Art Santa Fe opening provides an opportunity to support one of Santa Fe’s most important charity groups, and to be among the first visitors to the Objects of Art Show. The benefit entrance is at the El Museo Gallery, where the special exhibition of Nakashima furniture and Maynard Dixon paintings will take place and where you will be greeted by Mira Nakashima and ADW Executive Director, Linda Milanesi. Mira and Linda have been friends since working together to create the Nakashima Library at the Michener Museum in Pennsylvania, where Linda was director of marketing. The $125 per person cocktail benefit will segue into the 6pm NM PBS benefit.

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2018 Opening Night Party: Thursday, August 9th

Tickets: $50 per person
100% of the Opening Night Tickests ticket proceeds benefit
KNME New Mexico PBS


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Food by Walter Burke Catering; Wine donated by Il Vicino

Objects of Art Santa Fe, the must-attend event of the season — the place where you'll find unexpected and unusual objects of art of all kinds — from antique to modern.

Don your summer finery and join us on opening night for wine, hors d'oeuvres and an opportunity to support a very worthy cause.

For 60 years KNME New Mexico PBS has been enriching the lives of central and northern New Mexicans by providing engaging local content, education and outreach services, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, digital media, and the celebration of arts and culture. KNME New Mexico PBS' mission is to inform, engage, and connect New Mexico's diverse communities, reflecting their interests and needs through quality programming, services, and on-line content that can be accessed universally anytime, anywhere.

Working with New Mexico PBS
John Morris & Kim Martindale