ALBUQUERQUE, N.M — The One Albuquerque Fund Board of Directors is excited to announce that Hakim Bellamy has accepted the position of Board President for the Fund.
Former Deputy Director of the Department of Arts and Culture, Bellamy joined the Board earlier this year to help serve the Fund’s mission of supporting critical programs addressing some of the core challenges facing Albuquerque. Bellamy was nominated and unanimously voted into his new role in October.
“I am extremely humbled by this opportunity to continue to serve a city that has invested so much love in me, my family and my career,” Bellamy said. “With this new philanthropic lens, I welcome the opportunity to continue to partner with Albuquerque leadership in all its forms (public sector, private sector and community sector) towards our shared goal of ultimately replacing our most stubborn problems with unending opportunity.”
Before being tapped by Mayor Keller to serve as the Deputy Director of the Department of Arts and Culture, Bellamy was the Inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of Albuquerque. He is a W. K.Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellow, a Kennedy Center Citizen ArtistFellow, an Academy for the Love of Learning Leonard Bernstein Fellow, Western States ArtsAlliance Launchpad Fellow, Santa Fe Arts Institute Food Justice Fellow, New Mexico StrategicLeadership Institute alum, and Citizen University Civic Seminary Fellow.
In 2012, he published his first collection of poetry, SWEAR (West End Press/University of NewMexico Press), and it landed him the Working Class Studies Tillie Olsen Award for Literature in2012. His latest title Commissions y Corridos (UNM Press) published in 2022 is his seventh book. With an M.A. in Communications from the University of New Mexico, Bellamy has held adjunct faculty positions at UNM and the Institute of American Indian Arts. He is currently serving as the Development Coordinator for the Center for Public Policy.
“We are thrilled to have Hakim at the helm,” said Executive Director, Adrienne Koplik. “His ability to lead is extraordinary, and the experience he brings to the Board is truly exceptional.”
About the One Albuquerque FundThe OneABQ Fund, existing as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, supports five crucial missions aligned with many of the City of Albuquerque’s priorities: workforce support and training,
youth opportunity and programs, public service support and recruitment, black community investment, and housing and homelessness. Learn more at https://www.onealbuquerque.org/.