The UNM Foundation: Our Stories of Impact

How to Give

Acquisition (Annual Giving) Program

The Acquisition Program solicits gifts from alumni and friends. You may designate your gifts to any area, college, school, department or program within the University or give unrestricted gifts.

Contact Angel Lancaster
Angel.Lancaster@unmfund.org or (505) 313-7686


You may establish endowed funds to support a specific purpose in perpetuity.

Contact Charlotte Wall-Smith
CharlotteWall-Smith@unmfund.org or (505) 313-7652

Gifts of Real Property

The Gift Acceptance Committee of the UNM Foundation reviews gifts of real property, including real estate, works of art, equipment, and other in-kind gifts.

Contact Pat Allen 
pat.allen@unmfund.org or (505) 228-2101

Online Giving

You may give online to an area of your choice through the UNM Foundation’s secure website at unmfund.org.

Giving Societies and Dean’s Circles

Giving societies and dean’s circles receive gifts in support of specific programs or initiatives at UNM. Membership and gift thresholds vary by school, college, or program. Contact the appropriate school, college, or program development officer.

Matching Gifts Program

The Matching Gifts Program includes both national and local corporations that match their employees’ gifts to the UNM Foundation, enabling donors to double or even triple their gifts.

Contact Ian Widrick Martinez

Ian.WidrickMartinez@unmfund.org or (505) 313-7641

Memorials and Honoraria

Memorials and honoraria gifts honor family and friends.

Contact Jill Slaby
Jill.Slaby@unmfund.org or (505) 313-7650

Planned Giving Program

The Planned Giving Program provides you with information and helps you establish gifts through bequests, charitable trusts, gift annuities, retirement accounts and life insurance policies. The Foundation’s planned giving experts will work with you and your advisers to ensure the needs of the University and your wishes are fulfilled.

Contact Bonnie McLeskey
Bonnie.McLeskey@unmfund.org or (505) 313-7610

Presidential Scholarship Program

The Presidential Scholarship Program supports scholarships for some of New Mexico’s highest achieving high school graduates.

Contact Terry Mulert
Terry.Mulert@unmfund.org or (505) 313-7679

Learn more about the Presidential Scholarship Program.

University Wide Giving Societies:

New Horizons Society

Recognizing donors who have included the University in their estate plans.

Contact Bonnie McLeskey
Bonnie.McLeskey@unmfund.org or (505) 313-7610

Learn more about the New Horizons Society.

Tom L. Popejoy Society

Recognizing cumulative giving to the University.

Contact Jill Slaby
Jill.Slaby@unmfund.org or (505) 313-7650

Learn more about the Tom L. Popejoy Society.

How to Give