Charities and Community Involvement

Strong prosperous communities depend on active involved citizens, organizations and corporate partners for long-term success. We at Metro Commercial are involved in several local, regional and national organizations that promote civic pride, strong values, and economic development. We also help fund several charitable groups that benefit the greater good.

John Davidson has been serving as a mentor through the organization Futures For Children since 2005.  Futures For Children provides support and encourages American Indian students to graduate high school and pursue a post-secondary education.  John and his wife Dixie have also been supporters to the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History since 2000.

Joe Azar and his wife Dolly have been contributing to the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation since 2006.  The Charity Gala “Lasso the Stars” benefits those who find the battle with cancer financially devastating.  Joe and his lifelong buddies known as “the boys club” are also involved in the annual Golf Tournament.

Bob Arguelles is the chairperson of Legacy Art Albuquerque for 2014.  As a founding member of Legacy Art, Bob has been involved with the annual event for 14 years.  Legacy Art is a collaborative fundraising effort between artists Amado and J.B. Peña’s “Art Has Heart” organization and St. Pius X High School Foundation, in awarding scholarship opportunities to deserving students interested in pursuing education in the arts.  To date, Legacy Art Albuquerque has raised over $1.4 million.  Bob is also a member of the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity (GAHH) Board of Directors and currently serves as the Board’s Vice President.  Additionally, Bob is an active member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church and served as chairman of the building committee during the parish’s recent construction of a new 20,000 sq.ft. church.

Jake Vosburgh and his wife Jennifer have been contributing to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since 2010.  JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime.  The annual Charity Gala “An Evening of Hope” raises funding for research to cure this disease.

Clay Azar is a proud volunteer to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization.  The Organization’s goal is to help children realize their potential and build their futures through the help of caring individuals such as Clay.  Nurturing children and strengthening communities!