About San Miguel Community Foundation

Mission Statement

San Miguel Community Foundation (SMCF) grants charitable funds for the benefit of San Miguel de Allende’s most needy non-profit Mexican charities. The foundation’s grants are awarded to charities where a meaningful difference can be made, where there is the greatest need at the time of the grant review and where other monies are not readily available from the community for these charities’ causes.


The San Miguel Community Foundation was founded more than 30 years ago to offer these donors a channel for U.S. tax-deductible contributions. Today the foundation is much more than that. Thanks to a generous bequest, the foundation, from its own monies, makes grants available two times a year to needy Mexican charities, as well as providing a pass-through service to those Americans wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to their favorite San Miguel charity.

Board of Directors

SMCF is directed by a volunteer, unpaid board of directors, which meets once a month. The members are active in the community, know its needs and collectively represent more than 50 years of living in San Miguel de Allende.

Board of Directors

  • Donna Wilson Foudray, President
  • Dr. Salvador Eduardo Quiroz Saenz, Vice President
  • Ma. Guadalupe Alvarez Brunel, Treasurer
  • Lic. Maria Teresa Garcia Dobarganes Barlow, Secretary
  • Lic. Mary Ann Amparo Ramirez Garcia, Legal Counsel
  • Kathleen Mann
  • Freddy Sargent York
  • Addie Coral Romero

Advocacy Board

  • Costa Androulakis
  • Lic. Graciela Salazar Gonzalez
  • Dr. Cynthia Lynch

Bilingual Administrator

  • Araceli de los R. Cerritos C.

Col. Philip J. Maher, President Emeritus