About Us

MISSION
Our mission is to foster an environment where our youth can reach their full potential through programs related to education, hunger and other unmet needs.

 

VISION

Our vision is a future where healthy kids are the fabric of a strong community.

THE LUCIENTE BOARD


President
​Wendy Dolci and her husband Bob moved to New Mexico in 2012.  She had a twenty-four year career at NASA Ames Research Center in the San Francisco Bay area. Wendy was a Mission Director for NASA’s Kuiper Airborne Observatory and Mission Manager for earth science aircraft. Upon her retirement in 2011, she was the Associate Director for Operations at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, a geographically-distributed, “virtual” institute for the study of life in the universe.  Since moving to this beautiful land, Wendy has become an avid hiker and spends as much time as possible roaming the hilltops and canyons. She loves knitting and has a ceramic studio at home.

Vice President
Deb Wagner purchased land in Abiquiu in 2012, moved here in 2014, and built a cozy, off-grid house on her land in 2015. She has a degree in business administration and 25 years of management experience in the IT industry. Currently, Deb is an independent Content Development Manager and leads international teams of subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of computer industry certification exams.

Treasurer
Robert Dolci and his wife Wendy moved to New Mexico from California in 2012. Bob retired from NASA Ames Research Center after a thirty-three year career. Upon retirement from NASA Ames he was the acting Director of Center Operations. Prior to that Bob was the Chief of Protective Services, which included, law enforcement, security, fire protection and prevention and emergency services. Bob was a member of California Task Force 3 (one of FEMA’s 28 Urban Search and Rescue Teams) for 20 years.  He was on the Board of Directors of the South Bay Historical Railroad Society for 25 years of which he was Chairman for 20 years. In addition to Luciente, Bob has served on two other non-profit boards since moving to New Mexico.  He is an artist who paints in acrylic and oil, and is building a large scale model railway.

Secretary Randy Sanches
Randy Sanches was born and raised in New Mexico, growing up in the communities of Dixon and Tierra Amarilla. Randy started his public safety career in his teens, starting out as an EMT working for Rio Arriba County Ambulance before moving to Denver Colorado where he obtained his Paramedic license.  Shortly after returning to New Mexico he attended the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy which set him up for his current position with the Rio Arriba Sheriff’s Office. Major Sanches runs the administrative side of the Sheriff’s office and is also the Public information Officer among a list of other duties. Randy now calls Chili home where he and his wife Susan spend summer evenings along the Chama River with frequent visits from their 7 children and 5 grandchildren. When not patrolling the roads of Rio Arriba County, Randy can be found fly fishing in and around northern New Mexico or acting as the Governor for the Rio Grande Corvette Club and driving his classic C-4 Corvette.  

 

Board member Carolyn Calfee

Carolyn Calfee has owned property in Abiquiu, New Mexico for 12 years and moved to the community full-time in 2018.  She is the owner of Abiquiú Lake Vacations, LLC, which provides vacation rental homes and lodging options for Abiquiú area visitors. Ms. Calfee also manages the Discover Abiquiú Facebook page, geared to provide information and updates to visitors while promoting local businesses. Prior to opening Abiquiú Lake Vacations, Ms. Calfee was an executive officer of business development and corporate strategy for The Options Clearing Corporation. She also held executive level positions in internet services, procurement and marketing in the financial and telecommunications industries.​Ms. Calfee has engaged in numerous board and volunteer positions, including director of The Warming House Youth Center, advisory member for Si Abiquiu,  and president and communications director for Manors at Waterford HOA. Currently, she is serving as president of Lakefronts at Abiquiu HOA and board member for Luciente.​ Ms. Calfee has a BBA from Loyola University of Chicago and a MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School. She also completed the Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Strategy Certification program at The University of Chicago. 

Board Member Tina Kleckner

Tina fell in love with New Mexico in 1968 when, as a young girl, she attended a mission trip at Ghost Ranch. From that time on, New Mexico left a forever imprint in her heart and soul. She returned often over the years and dreamed of someday living here. In 2010, after Tina retired from a career in broadcasting, she and her husband Mike purchased property in Youngsville and made it their full-time home in 2013. 

Volunteering has always been a huge part of Tina’s life. She led the Random Acts of Kindness Growing Together Campaign in Iowa which gained national attention and served as President of the Eastern Iowa Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation, where she was awarded the Tommy Austin Award. She was a member of Rotary Club International and served on the Board of United States Navy League –St Louis, Missouri. She also holds her Stephen Minister Certificate of Training. Most recently, Tina was honored to serve on the Board for the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Fe, and found so much joy working with our local children in Abiquiu. 

Tina and her husband keep busy with their 14 rescues: 4 horses, 2 miniature donkeys, 4 dogs and 4 cats. When not working with their 4-legged family, they love to camp, hike and fish.

Board Member Tom Calfee

Tom is a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley as a personal investment advisor in their Wealth Management Group. He loves helping people of all ages plan for life changing events such as college or retirement. He loves water sports and hiking and his hobbies include collecting scotches, wines, and Native American art. He is a “rock star” who makes rock art and is featured in the Abiquiu Studio Tour. He lives on Abiquiu Lake with his lovely wife and soul mate Carolyn where they operate a B&B and several short term vacation rental properties on Abiquiu Lake and the Chama River.

Fiscal Sponsorships

Fiscal sponsorship is offered by Luciente for organizations that have a charitable purpose and that meet Luciente's requirements for sponsorship. There are significant benefits associated with Luciente sponsorship, including:

  • Donations to Luciente programs are tax-deductible.

  • Direct programs are conferred tax exempt status.

  • Funding opportunities are expanded because many funding organizations require that funds go through a 501(c)(3) non profit. 

  • If desired, Luciente handles checks and banking accounts for its programs.

  • Luciente sponsorship enables online credit card donations.

  • Luciente sends letters to donors recognizing donations.

  • Insurance for events and for Directors and Officers can be covered for Luciente programs.

  • Annual IRS reporting can be handled by Luciente, Inc., on behalf of its programs. 

 
Email us if you're interested in learning more about fiscal sponsorship: info@lucienteinc.org

Luciente is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, IRS EIN 74-2813749

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