Within a company the size and scope of LDC it is important to maintain our attention on more than just financial objectives. As the company has grown and prospered, LDC employees have committed thousands of hours of personal time and thousands of dollars of their own money towards becoming one of New Mexico’s most admired companies, not only for the relentless pursuit of efforts to improve lives and strengthen the community in the Pueblo of Laguna, but have been engaged as one of the most generous businesses in the entire state on a local, regional and state level.
Since its inception in 1998 LDC has earned more than $100 million in cash that went directly to the Pueblo of Laguna while at the same time has built a long list of achievements in an exhaustive pursuit of ways to reach out to the Laguna community and the entire state of New Mexico.
Each year LDC and its businesses receive hundreds of donation requests both for cash or goods and services. Though it is not possible to grant every request, the company does grant almost all requests if they specifically benefit children, education or youth sports.
LDC’s efforts are also represented by personal and professional commitments from company executives. The LDC management team serves on many community boards and foundations throughout New Mexico. Some examples include:
|NMSU Business School Advisory Council||Jerry Smith|
|Leadership New Mexico Board of Directors||Jerry Smith|
|Laguna Rainbow Center Board of Directors||Kevin Greer|
|NMSU Business School Advisory Council||Howard Funchess|
|Laguna Community Foundation Board of Directors||Skip Sayre|
|Southwest Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA)||Skip Sayre|
|New Mexico Restaurant Association Board of Directors||Jorge Brasil|
In addition, LDC has a long tradition of supporting community events in the Pueblo of Laguna. Some examples include:
|Participation in the Laguna Feast Day Parade.|
|Helping coordinate, fund and feed Laguna Community Clean-up participants as part of Earth Day.|
|Employee sponsorship and distribution of Christmas gifts to children at Laguna schools.|
|Providing fund raising opportunities as part of the Route 66 Casino Hotel Car Show and Chili Cook-off for Laguna-Acoma Football.|
|Providing coaching, uniforms and tournament entries for basketball and volley teams with Laguna Sports Academy|
LDC will continue to sustain its commitment to the Pueblo of Laguna and its people as well as the the people of New Mexico by continuing to be a vibrant, successful member of the business community. We are focused on maintaining the promise to support our constituents by fulfilling our obligations as a strong corporate partner both economically and socially.