New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino announced Tuesday that the Stanley E. Fulton Family Foundation is making a commitment of $2,000,000 to assist New Mexicans. The Stanley E. Fulton Family Foundation was endowed by the long-time owner of Sunland Park, the late Stanley E. Fulton. The gift will go to the All Together NM Fund, which will oversee the distribution of the gift to local charities and food banks in the areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
“I am immensely grateful every single day when I hear stories of generosity and compassion from all across the state as we grapple with this pandemic,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “This gift is a significant one–and it will make a significant difference in our efforts to shore up local charities and food insecurity amid this crisis. New Mexicans everywhere are stepping up for their neighbors, for their communities. It is an inspiring reminder that, even amid dark circumstances, the light of our people will shine through.”
“In times like these, it is important that we all come together as New Mexicans to help those that are most vulnerable,” said Rick Baugh, general manager of Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. “Mr. Fulton was extremely generous to New Mexico during his lifetime, and we are pleased to see that legacy of generosity continue.”
“Dad would be pleased to know that the foundation he established is following his lead in giving back to this great state,” said Mike Fulton, son of the late Stan Fulton.
The Fulton family continues to operate Sunland Park.