The year 2020 brought about many changes to the way we live and work — some good, some challenging. The pandemic brought a halt to the primary ways The Ultimate Gift of Life was reaching out to people about the importance of being a registered organ donor. We were no longer able to attend booth events or speak to various groups to raise awareness about organ donation and register new donors. It also limited our ability to raise funds, which is a requirement to keep a 501(c)3 nonprofit status.
Since 2015, Judy Mancillas has been heading up the programs in New Mexico. In November of 2020, Judy got married and moved to Texas. The board of directors decided that, along with Judy’s move, the New Mexico operations would also be moved.