About JF Maddox Foundation

What We Do

The JF Maddox Foundation believes in the people of Lea County. We think big, dig deep, and connect the community so that together we can cultivate big-picture possibilities for all our Lea County neighbors. We help bring about the changes that help people here thrive for generations.

At the JF Maddox Foundation, we work with our grantee partners to overcome challenges and accelerate opportunities in Lea County, New Mexico. To learn more, we encourage you to read the stories behind our work on the impact page, read about our grants and grantees, and contact our staff with any questions.

Vision, Mission, Values

The 2030 Vision of the JF Maddox Foundation: With opportunity for all, Lea County is a place we are proud to call home.

We innovate primarily in education, community development, and social services to ensure people are attracted to and thrive in Lea County.

We expect a lot of ourselves, our partners, our grantees, and our community because we believe in our potential. We dig deep – mind, body, and soul – so that we might inspire our community partners to do the same. We do this so that we can succeed and grow together, for our common good.

We are not interested in slapping a fresh coat of paint on old problems; we are committed to uncovering innovative, data-driven solutions and then doing everything in our power to actualize them sustainably. Every day, in every way, we’re taking risks and innovating as we seek and find the best solutions to the community’s challenges.

All of our work springs from consideration and compassion. We care that our neighbors are healthy, educated, and supported because we care about them as individuals and as a community.

We’re deeply cognizant of the impact we have on the lives of real people, applying data-driven methods to plan for and measure the results of our actions. Our assessment of the effects that our ambitious initiatives have – throughout the community, in ways that cascade – is an integral part of how we act and who we are.

The work we do, we do in collaboration with countless other hands, minds, and hearts. We work together as a community and as a family, engaging our partners and inspiring them to heights they didn’t previously recognize as achievable.

Our Board & Staff

From left to right: John Maddox, Catherine Maddox, Tom Maddox, Elaine Agather, Ben Maddox, Paul Campbell, Ann Utterback

From left to right: John Maddox, Catherine Maddox, Tom Maddox, Elaine Agather, Ben Maddox, Paul Campbell, Ann Utterback

From left to right: John Maddox, Catherine Maddox, Tom Maddox, Elaine Agather, Ben Maddox, Paul Campbell, Ann Utterback

From left to right: John Maddox, Catherine Maddox, Tom Maddox, Elaine Agather, Ben Maddox, Paul Campbell, Ann Utterback

Our Board Members

Ann Maddox Utterback

Board Chair

Fayetteville, AR

Catherine Maddox

Director

Amarillo, TX

Ben Maddox

Director

Taos, NM

Tom Maddox

Director

St. Louis, MO

John Maddox

Director

Haverhill, MA

Elaine Agather

Director

Dallas, TX

Paul Campbell

Director

Hobbs, NM

Jim Maddox

Director Emeritus

Hobbs, NM

Don Maddox

Director Emeritus

Lubbock, TX

Sue Maddox

Advisory Director Emeritus

Hobbs, NM

Susan Maddox

Advisory Director Emeritus

Lubbock, TX

Management Team

TJ Parks

Interim Chief Executive Officer

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Kyle Shepard

CFO & Vice President – Finance

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David Reed

Chief Operating Officer

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Mayra Lovas

Vice President – Grants

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Carol Crossland

Program Associate

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Kawin Nunnery

Program Associate

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Sarah Anderson

Director of Grants Administration & Scholarship Coordinator

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Marissa Corral

Marissa Corral

Accountant

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Diana Davis

Accounting Clerk

 

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Hilda Mojica

Hilda Mojica

Executive Assistant & Office Manager

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Tori Zamora

Tori Zamora

Grants Management Assistant

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Our Founders

Mabel

MADDOX

Jack

MADDOX

Donovan

MADDOX

Our Founders

Mabel

MADDOX

Jack

MADDOX

Donovan

MADDOX

Our Beginnings

Jack and Mabel Maddox moved to Hobbs, New Mexico in 1931, where Jack began a lifelong business career in the utility industry and pursued additional interests in real estate development, gas pipeline operations, and banking. Jack was a civic leader throughout his life, with special interest in youth programs and higher education.

From left to right: Jim Maddox, Don Maddox, Sue Maddox, and Susan Maddox

The JF Maddox Foundation was established in 1963 by Jack and Mabel to serve the residents of southeastern New Mexico. Practicing philanthropy throughout their lifetimes, Jack and Mabel perpetuated their philanthropic activities through the JF Maddox Foundation, the beneficiary of their estates.

Education was a high priority for Jack and Mabel. One of the first programs developed by the Foundation was a student loan program. It was replaced with a competitive scholarship program that was initiated in 1996 (Jack Maddox Distinguished Scholarship Program). This program awards five scholarships annually to Lea County high school students.

Donovan Maddox, Jack’s brother, served as personal representative of their estates and led the Foundation as its President from 1978 to 1990. Then, Donovan’s sons, Don and Jim Maddox led the Foundation as alternating board presidents until 2017

Don and Jim Maddox helped to shape many of the grant-making strategies that the Foundation has come to employ today. Together with another board member, Harry Lynch, the three directors used their investment prowess to grow the JF Maddox Foundation to one of the largest private foundations in the state of New Mexico.

Sue and Susan Maddox joined the board as advisory directors in 1995. Education and community care were priorities for both Sue and Susan, as were community relationships. The two were pivotal in emphasizing the focus on local relationships as well as catalyzing community efforts.

During its history, the Foundation has made grants to a wide variety of non-profit organizations and governmental entities. Grants have been made to organizations involved in education, social programs, and community development for projects which have generally sought to enhance the lives of those living in Lea County, New Mexico.

Careers

At the JF Maddox Foundation, we work with our grantee partners to overcome challenges and accelerate opportunities in Lea County, New Mexico. We connect with various community partners including municipalities, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations to identify needs and develop meaningful change. We think big, dig deep, and connect the community to cultivate big-picture possibilities in Lea County, New Mexico.

The following are positions we are currently seeking to fill at the JF Maddox Foundation:

Available Positions

Accountant Starting Pay: $60k-$90k

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Staff Accountant Starting Pay: $22-$27 per hour

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