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Melani McCullough, MD
memorial Education Fund

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The Melani McCullough Memorial Education Fund was created to support Native American students graduating from Zuni, Ramah, and surrounding areas in northwestern New Mexico in their pursuit of postsecondary studies especially those in service-oriented professions such as healthcare, education, and social work. The Fund is dedicated to the memory of Melani McCullough, MD, who provided medical services to Zuni and Navajo community patients for thirty years at the Zuni Comprehensive Health Center in Zuni, New Mexico. In addition to her medical duties, Melani contributed to the community by assisting with Zuni Youth Enrichment Project (ZYEP) activities, treating or paying for the treatment of injured animals brought to her door, and always being ready to assist people who came to her in need.


We all miss her laughter.

The Fund’s board consists of Zuni hospital staff, local citizens, and members of Melani’s
family. We are fundraising to provide scholarship awards for the 2023-2024 school year.

Donations to the fund can be made by the following ways:

By mail: Melani McCullough Memorial Education Fund, PO Box 1249, Zuni, NM 87327

Venmo: @melanimcculloughfund

Online: via Paypal, credit card or debit card.

An application for 501c3 tax exempt status is pending. Pending approval, contributions
will be retroactively tax deductible.


Please direct questions to Kevin (443-858-6448 phone or text, or
Sharron Dishongh (505-870-9445 phone or text,



Thank you for your support,
Melani McCullough Memorial Education Fund Board
Kevin Gauvey-Kern, Zowie Banteah, Matthew McCullough, Sharron Dishongh

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