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Remembering a Guiding Light: Honoring the Legacy of Our Esteemed Board Member and Cherished Leader

Dear Members and Friends,

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of our dear friend and remarkable leader, Ralph Adame. Throughout his tenure, he exemplified unparalleled dedication, not only serving with distinction as the President of the Board of Directors but also spearheading initiatives at the helm of the Foundation Board. His wisdom, foresight, and tireless service have shaped the contours of our center, steering us toward a path of innovation and community engagement.

Ralph’s Obituary

He carried a vision that transcended the ordinary, a vision that sought to elevate our community to unprecedented heights. His leadership was not just a role, but a testament to his unwavering commitment to fostering growth, understanding, and unity within our fold.

As we remember his exceptional leadership, let us also take a moment to hold dear Mary Margaret, who stood steadfastly by his side, sharing in his dreams and supporting his incredible journey. Theirs was a partnership rooted in love, mutual respect, and a shared belief in the transformative power of community.

At this time of sorrow, our hearts and prayers extend to his family, enveloping them in a cloak of love and strength. May they find comfort in the warm memories and the monumental legacy he leaves behind, a legacy that will continue to resonate in the corridors of our center for years to come.

In these moments of reflection, let us pledge to honor his memory by embodying the spirit of cooperation, empathy, and dedication that he brought to his roles every day. His legacy will be a beacon of inspiration, urging us to reach greater heights, and fostering a community that is inclusive, nurturing, and forward-thinking.

As we navigate through this time of loss, let us draw together, unified in our resolve to honor his memory by continuing the work he held so dear. We are entrusted with the rich legacy he has left behind, a testament to a life well-lived, marked by service, leadership, and an unyielding devotion to our collective well-being.

With heartfelt condolences,


Alfonso V. Velarde

Chief Executive Officer