The UNM Foundation: Our Stories of Impact

From our CEO and President, Jeff Todd

This year has been one of extraordinary achievements for The University of New Mexico and the UNM Foundation. Together, we celebrate an unprecedented year of giving. We often say that the Foundation empowers UNM by building relationships. This year we empowered ourselves by building from within, and the results are astounding.    

As we closed the books on Fiscal Year 2022, we have received a UNM record of $125,859,534 in gifts and commitments. This represents 143% of our goal and the generosity of friends, faculty, staff, and alums of UNM through 26,966 contributions. This sum also represents a tremendous collaborative effort, professionalism, persistence, and faith in UNM. Most importantly, it indicates our donors’ trust and confidence in our great University’s essential work. As you will see, we have many wonderful stories and highlights from this year. 

UNM is on the brink of a new era driven by the understanding that we can achieve much more together as one University. All parts of the University feel this change; a dynamic partnership with passionate and visionary donors is essential to our success. Philanthropy can fuel UNM’s aspirations by making what was previously impossible possible.  

Warm Regards,  

Jeff Todd  

UNM and The UNM Foundation Celebrate a Record-Setting Year

This has been a year of extraordinary achievements for The University of New Mexico and the UNM Foundation. We often say that the Foundation helps to empower UNM by actively engaging our donors and the wider community with the University. This year we empowered ourselves by building from within, and the results are astounding.


A Life of Dedication and Service 

UNM Foundation Board Chair, UNM Alum, and former student-athlete,  Ryan Mummert, has dedicated his life in support of UNM. A Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and a native of Southern California who moved to New Mexico to play football and further his education at the University of New Mexico, Mr. Mummert has kept his passion for the University and believes in contributing to the local community. 

Giving Programs

Presidential Scholarship Program

Many of New Mexico’s highest achieving and most committed high school graduates attend UNM each

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Tom L. Popejoy Society

Founded in 1982, the Tom L. Popejoy Society recognizes philanthropic leaders whose cumulative giving

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New Horizons Society

The UNM Foundation created the New Horizons Society to recognize individuals and families who have

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UNM 2040: Opportunity Defined

The University of New Mexico is undertaking a process to craft a multi-year plan to build the future of UNM. This plan will provide us with both a vision of our future twenty years from now, and a set of more immediate tasks designed to move us toward that vision.