The UNM Foundation: Our Stories of Impact

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When a donor creates an endowed fund, future generations will benefit from their commitment and generosity. Endowments provide assets that are held in perpetuity, the payout of which creates a steady stream of income to fund those purposes chosen by the donor. 

Each year, in accordance with its payout policy, the UNM Foundation distributes income from endowments.  Endowed funds may support student scholarships, faculty, the general needs of the University or any school, college, or program within the University.

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FY 2020-21 Endowments for UNM

Total number of endowments through FY 2020-21

Endowments established during FY 2020-2021

New endowments during FY 2020-2021 supported academic units across campus:

Anderson School of Management, Athletics, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Fine Arts, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Division of Enrollment Management, Harwood Museum of Art, School of Architecture + Planning, School of Engineering, School of Law, School of Medicine, University Libraries, Valencia Campus, Vice President – Health Sciences, Vice President – Student Affairs


Academic Divisions


Faculty & Staff

Harwood Museum



Student Financial Support

Comprehensive Cancer Center

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