The Notah Begay III Foundation Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Gala was held on December 7th at the Event Center at Sandia Golf Club. Partners, supporters, family and friends joined us for an incredible night of inspiration, laughs and delicious food. The evening included the recognition of three NB3 Foundation Champions, inspiration from Olympic Gold Medalist/Speed Skater Dan Jansen and his incredible story of heartbreak to gold, and laughter from the hilarious Tatanka Means, local actor and comedian.

With the support of our sponsors and guests, the Notah Begay III Foundation raised over $10,000 to support the Foundation’s programs that serve Native children and families. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to providing Native American children opportunities to live healthy, happy and fulfilled lives.

Interested in sponsoring the 2017 Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Gala? Contact


Presenting Sponsors
pueblo-sandia                  double-open

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
0002-100510-Santa-Ana-Golf-Club                    NMGC_Emera_color5B15D                       avanyu_logo_text_around2
bowarrow_seal_2-25_black                      Chaves Family                       titan-logo-Tiny-265x63                      lente farms


NB3 Foundation Champions Award

The NB3 Foundation Champions Award recognizes individuals, businesses/foundations and tribal nations who have significantly contributed to and supported the mission of the NB3 Foundation. As a national Native-led nonprofit, we rely on the generosity and financial support of all our partners, This award is an expression of our gratitude and appreciation for our Champions. Thank you all for all you do to help us achieve our mission and support Native American youth.
This year we recognized three champions:
Individual: Leah Ann Walker, Double Open A
Corporate/Foundation: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Tribal Nation: Pueblo of Santa Ana  and Santa Ana Golf Club
Justin Kii Huenemann, President and CEO and Leah Ann Walker

Individual Winner: Leah Ann Walker, Double Open A with Justin Huenemann, President and CEO of NB3 Foundation

Corporate/Foundation Winner: Jessica Coloma, WK Kellogg Foundation Associate Program Officer and Olivia Roanhorse, Director, Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures

SAGC Chairman Jay Garcia, Pueblo of Santa Ana Governor Myron Armijo and Notah Begay III

Tribal Nation Winner: SAGC Chairman Jay Garcia, Pueblo of Santa Ana Governor Myron Armijo and Notah Begay III


About NB3 Foundation

The NB3 Foundation is a national, Native American nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing Native American childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes. Since its launch in 2005, the NB3 Foundation has grown into an award-winning organization in the area of grant-making, research, evaluation, direct youth programming and policy advocacy. NB3 Foundation invests in and works closely with grassroots, Native-led organizations across the country that are exploring promising new practices, expanding proven methods, conducting community-based research and evaluating impact. For more information, go to