With great pride and deep gratitude, the East Mountain High School Foundation established the Roger Cox Spirit of Giving Award in 2010 to honor and recognize Roger Cox’s leadership, support and commitment to East Mountain High School.
Roger, who passed away in 2013, was instrumental to the founding of East Mountain High School, which was part of his vision for a thriving East Mountain community. Through Mountain Ranch, Roger donated twenty-six acres of land to the East Mountain High School Foundation in the 1990s, land which later became the home of East Mountain High School. Not only did Roger donate the land, but he also guaranteed the mortgage required to construct the first four buildings on campus and enlisted the the assistance of some of New Mexico’s best in the business to construct those first four buildings.
In 2010, the East Mountain High School Foundation established the Roger Cox Spirit of Giving Award to recognize, institutionalize and build upon the values Roger demonstrated in the founding, development and sustenance of East Mountain High School. It is the highest award bestowed by the East Mountain High School Foundation. It is not awarded every year, but bestowed upon an individual whose service to the school has gone above and beyond.
Roger Cox Spirit of Giving Honorees
Eddie Corley, Jr., 2010
Senator Sue Wilson Beffort, 2012
David Walter, 2014
Dennis Hodges, 2017