Cathleen Tomlinson Fund 2018-11-14T11:19:40+00:00

Cathleen Tomlinson Fund – Southwest International Dyslexia Association

If you wish to honor a Taos pioneer in the field of dyslexia therapy, and a long-time Southwest International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA) Board Member, please consider donating to the Cathleen Tomlinson Fund, established in 2015 by her many friends, former students and their grateful parents.  All proceeds will help SWIDA provide support to Taos students with dyslexia.

The Mission of The International Dyslexia Association – Southwest Branch concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.

They believe that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential that individual learning abilities can be strengthened and that social, educational, and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed.

The International Dyslexia Association – Southwest Branch actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical education intervention strategies for dyslexics. They support and encourage interdisciplinary study and research. They facilitate exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research-based knowledge.

Read more about SWIDA, Click Here.


Planned Gifts

If you are considering making a bequest to the Cathleen Tomlinson Endowment Fund of the Taos Community Foundation, we recommend the following:

In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Taos Community Foundation in your estate plan, and we would be happy to work with you and your attorney to help you identify ways to give that will ensure your charitable objectives are met. We will also work with you and your attorney to craft language to accomplish your objectives, but have provided some basic bequest language to get you started.

Specific Dollar Amount/Personal Property
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [$dollars / description of property] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, for to support the Cathleen Tomlinson Endowment Fund.

Specific Real Estate
I hereby give, devise and bequeath all of the right, title and interest in and to the real estate located at [address or description of property] to Taos Foundation for Property Gifts, Inc., a non-profit affiliate of the Taos Community Foundation located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 27-0998249, for the Cathleen Tomlinson Endowment Fund.

Percentage of an Estate
I hereby, give, devise and bequeath [percentage of your estate] to Taos Community Foundation, a non-profit organization located at 115 La Posta Rd, Ste A, Taos, New Mexico, 87571, Federal Tax ID # 85-0425147, for the Cathleen Tomlinson Endowment Fund.

Other Gift Options

If you would like information about other ways to give, including gifts of stock, IRA contributions, wired funds or other gifts with immediate tax deductions, please contact Traci at tmcadams@taoscf.org or call 575-737-9300.



To donate online, directly to the Cathleen Tomlinson Agency Endowment Fund Click Here

575.737.9300