The UNM Foundation: Our Stories of Impact

From our CEO and President, Jeff Todd

Spring is finally here, and with it, a renewed spirit and energy at the Foundation and the work we do in partnership with generous donors, the University community, and board members like you. We’re thankful to each of you for inspiring us through your engagement and generosity in support of UNM.

Please enjoy a video and article about Doug Campbell, an alumnus of the UNM School of Engineering and CEO and co-founder of Solid Power, a Colorado-based all-solid-state electric vehicle battery developer. His $5 million cash pledge creates the Gerald May Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. This marks the first time an academic department has been renamed and is one of the most significant donations ever made to UNM.

We also have the story of Stephen Dent, AIA, a retired professor from the UNM School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) and partner at Dent and Nordhaus Architects, LLC. During his 30-plus-year teaching career, he prepared SA+P graduate students for careers in which they could design buildings for a changing planet with a growing need for energy efficiency. Since retirement, Professor Dent has switched from teaching students to helping fund Presidential Scholarships so students can realize their educational dreams.

Finally, we hosted our yearly New Horizons event, which celebrates individuals and families who have included The University of New Mexico in their estate plans. These gifts profoundly impact students and academic programs, ensuring consistent support and resources for generations to come. I encourage you to view our video below to learn more about New Horizons and the donors making a lasting legacy at UNM. 

As always, thank you for your continued support of the UNM Foundation.

With Gratitude,

Jeff Todd

UNM Alumnus pledges $5 million to the School of Engineering

A $5 million cash pledge from Douglas Campbell, an alumnus of the UNM School of Engineering and CEO and co-founder of Solid Power, a Colorado-based all-solid-state electric vehicle battery developer, will create the Gerald May Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

New Horizons Society

For many of us, there is a strong desire to make a difference in our world. The search for significance and a desire to plan for the future leads us to ponder our legacy. Many who have been touched by their UNM experience have chosen to make a gift through their estate that honors the university and people who have impacted their lives.

Giving Programs

Presidential Scholarship Program

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

Photo of student in the UNM Education Building

Tom L. Popejoy Society

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

Photo of to a woman and male Lobo graduates at graduation

New Horizons Society

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

Welcome to the Power of the Pack

Thank you for taking the time to enjoy the Power of the Pack. As the name suggests, our work is founded on our collective strength as collaborators and colleagues, and we’re excited to be looking forward together. Please enjoy our welcome message from Dr. Garnett S. Stokes, President of The University of New Mexico and Jeff Todd, CEO, and President of The UNM Foundation.

Our Stories of Impact

The UNM Foundation empowers the University of New Mexico to advance education, research, and health for the benefit of our community and the world. Your continued support makes this possible. We hope that you find the stories of impact as inspiring as we do. Go, Lobos!

UNM 2040 Logo graphic

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.