Dedicated to our community

Being responsible stewards of our clients' assets, our communities, and the environment is a core tenet at RBC Wealth Management. We strongly support this belief and are committed to giving back to the Albuquerque community through volunteering, sponsorships, and financial support. Some of the organizations we support include:

  • Chatter Cabaret
  • Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico
  • New Day Youth Center
  • Joy Junction Homeless Shelter
  • Notah Begay III Foundation
  • Kiwanis Kids Kamp


Another Night with Chatter Cabaret

The Cates Team sponsored Chatter Cabaret again on November 17th, 2019 at the Albuquerque Museum. We are proud to say that this was our ninth consecutive year of making this special musical event happen! Our musicians, Rerxandra Marquardt; violin, and Matei Verga; piano treated our clients to a wonderful afternoon of music. A sampling of gourmet treats and fine wines topped off the event with our clients and colleagues.

RBC Global Citizen Award Trip 2019 - Joe Romero Returns From 2 Weeks in the Kenyan Maasai Mara Community

“It was amazing,” he said. “I was so touched by everything we saw and did there.” 

The RBC Global Citizen Award is a partnership between RBC and the WE organization, which works to empower communities like the Maasai tribe of Kenya to build a sustainable future. During Joe’s trip, he and 46 other RBC colleagues from around the world came together to southern Kenya to partner with the Maasai community. During his trip he worked on two projects to complete the dormitories for both the primary and college schools that the WE organization started.

For Joe it was an eye-opening experience to see their level of poverty and the lack of running water and electricity, but yet just how happy the people were. “We don’t know how lucky we are here in the U.S. and just how small our problems are compared to theirs” he said. “We would never survive if we had to haul our water over a mile to our home”.

Joe also valued spending time with other RBC volunteers and hearing about the many different ways that RBC’ers help their communities prosper. Since his return home Joe has been energized by his recent experience, and says he will apply that energy to his annual kids camp.


RBC Involvement with Joy Junction of New Mexico

Cates Team members present a check to Joy Junction CEO Elma Reynalds and CFO Angela Dapo in early June. We have been supporters of the shelter and the works they do in our community for over 30 years. The RBC Foundation is committed to supporting the communities where our clients live.

Chatter Cabaret

The Cates Team in its tradition of supporting the arts in our community is proud to host the November 25, 2018 Chatter Cabaret concert.  The Cates Team has been a long time sponsor of Chatter Cabaret.

Walk to end Alzheimer's

Cates Team members Brad and Bill along with family prepare for the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" in Albuquerque. Brad, on the left, serves as Treasurer of the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico.

New Day Youth Center Christmas volunteers

The Cates Team sponsored 15 youth from the New Day Youth Center and provided each with a bag full of Christmas goodies. Pictured are Riley, Addison and Savanah who are the children of Chris and Brad Cates who helped stuff the bags and make the big delivery.

Partnering with Joy Junction Homeless Shelter

The Cates Team, along with the RBC Foundation, give Joy Junction $3,000 which helps homeless men, women, children and families in Albuquerque.



The Notah Begay III Foundation

The Cates Team at RBC Wealth Management is dedicated to supporting organizations that are making a difference in our community. We are proud to sponsor the Notah Begay III Foundation and the significant work they do to reverse Native American childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes as well much more. From left: Joe Romero, Brad Cates, Nota Begay, Chris Cates, and Bill Cates



Kiwanis Kids Kamp

Joe hosted his 7th successful Kiwanis Kids Kamp this past June 13 – 17. A big thank you to the RBC Foundation for granting the Kid Kamp $2,000 three years in a row.

RBC's Blue Water Project 2016

Cates Team cleans up the Bosque along the Rio Grande to support RBC's Blue Water Project