In Memory of Charmay Allred
On Wednesday, April 8, Santa Fe lost one of its most treasured and philanthropic souls, Charmay Allred. Charmay was a beloved member of The Lensic’s board of directors, a longtime Lensic supporter, and a part of our family.
Known for her feisty sense of humor and generosity in all things, Charmay loved to take groups of friends and staff members to piano cabaret nights that featured two talented local musicians, Doug Montgomery and David Geist. As a tribute to Charmay, Doug and David each came to The Lensic, following all the proper social-distancing guidelines, and performed some of Charmay’s favorite songs, in her honor. See videos of those performances below.
Thank you, Charmay, for all the love, laughter, and generosity you brought to our community.
Help Continue Charmay's Legacy of Giving
Charmay Allred had an unwavering commitment to education, the arts, and Native American arts and culture. By giving to local nonprofits, she helped many in our community live richer lives and enjoy new opportunities. Her legacy lives on through the organizations she supported. To honor Charmay, please consider making a gift in her memory to one of her favorite organizations.
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Institute of American Indian Arts
International Folk Art Market
Museum of New Mexico Foundation
National Dance Institute of New Mexico
Santa Fe Symphony
Spanish Colonial Arts Society
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
Community Photo Gallery
After putting out a call for photos, we received more than 100 images of Charmay from her friends at local arts organizations. So many Santa Feans loved to spend time with her. We’ll share a few of the memories in this gallery. Here’s to you, Charmay!