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LANL Foundation VP Alvin Warren Honored With Inclusive Leader Award


July 5, 2022
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Espaňola, New Mexico — The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation is proud to congratulate its Vice President of Career Pathways and Advocacy, Alvin Warren, who recently received GlobalMindED’s 2022  Inclusive Leader Award for Foundations and Funders.

Each year, the Inclusive Leader Awards honors individuals for their “…innovations and bold actions to promote access and equity for women, people of color, and underrepresented populations in their recruiting, development, senior management on their boards, and in their pipeline strategies from education to employment.”The award winners are members of underrepresented minority communities whose accomplishments and leadership serve as guideposts for the first-generation and poverty-affected students that GlobalMindED exists to support.

“I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had during my time in philanthropy to support communities, families and youth, especially here in New MexicoI,” said Warren. “It’s my hope that this recognition by GlobalMindED serves as a reminder of the important work being done by BIPOC leaders in our sector and the obligation philanthropy has to improve how it both reflects and serves Tribal Nations and BIPOC communities.” 

Warren is a lifelong northern New Mexican, a member of Santa Clara Pueblo and a 30-year resident of the Española Valley. He has served as the cabinet secretary of Indian affairs for the State of New Mexico and the lieutenant governor of Santa Clara Pueblo.  He has also been a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a board member of the Chamiza Foundation and a board member of the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples. He is a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Dartmouth College. At LANL Foundation, Warren has worked to expand students’ access to academic and technical opportunities by supporting the growth of college and career readiness in districts, schools, communities and Native American pueblos, tribes and nations.

“We’re thrilled to see Alvin receive such a well-deserved honor,” said LANL Foundation President and CEO Jenny Parks. “When your work makes a real impact, the ripples just keep spreading. That’s what we aim for at the LANL Foundation, and Alvin absolutely embodies that spirit.”

The fourth annual Inclusive Leader Awards ceremony was held on June 22 at the GlobalMindED conference in Denver. 


About Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation 

Since 1997, LANL Foundation has been investing in education, learning, and human potential in Northern New Mexico. Through our diverse programming and collaboration with key partners, we work to ensure that all New Mexicans have the skills and confidence they need to be self-sufficient lifelong learners who are engaged in their communities. LANL Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of students’ access to academic and technical opportunities, leading to quality jobs by supporting college and career readiness in schools, districts, communities, Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations. For more information visit:

About GlobalMindED

GlobalMindED is an education/workforce 501c3 committed to closing the equity gap through education, experiences, employment, economic mobility and leadership for first-generation college students, underrepresented students, and job seekers. GlobalMindED improves access and equity from early childhood to late-life employment through improved graduation rates and sustainable careers with promotion pathways through connections to role models, mentors, internships, and jobs. Learn more at