The UNM Foundation: Our Stories of Impact

Why Give

The role of great public universities has never been more critical. In addition to generating impactful research and educating future leaders through nationally ranked academic programs, UNM is changing lives and communities worldwide.

Under the leadership of President and CEO Jeff Todd, the UNM Foundation works to empower The University of New Mexico and advance its mission by building relationships with donors, managing fundraising campaigns, stewarding gifts, and administering the UNM Endowment.

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By supporting The University of New Mexico, you are investing in the lives of students, the vibrancy of academic programs, pioneering research, and unparalleled patient care.

UNM is a place of extraordinary activity and accomplishment. It’s a place where people from all over the world come together, share ideas, innovate, and work collaboratively for the benefit of all. This work requires a strong financial foundation and requires the help of passionate and visionary donors.

Tuition alone does not cover the cost of a UNM education, even when combined with state support. Private dollars are crucial in providing students and faculty with the resources they need to succeed.

Your generosity and dedication are instrumental in supporting the future of The University of New Mexico and we are thankful for your support.


We create powerful engagements and partnerships that lead to increased philanthropy, investment, innovation, and support for The University of New Mexico.


We empower the University of New Mexico to advance education, research, and health for the benefit of our community and the world.


 We support and affect positive change through fundraising, community engagement, and maintaining relationships with UNM’s most ardent supporters.


We celebrate the vibrancy of campus life, academics, events through the voices of students, faculty, and the entire UNM community.

Work Life

We recruit talented individuals for the Foundation’s meaningful and mission-driven work and expand opportunities, community, and growth for all staff. 


We promote UNM as the only University in New Mexico with an R1 designation for its advanced academics and research activity.


We commit to sustaining a diverse community, ensuring equitable and fair practices, and fostering an inclusive environment among employees, trustees, alumni, donors, and other stakeholders.

Why Give