Among the most popular ways of providing a planned gift to UNM is through a bequest in a will, a beneficiary designation on life insurance policies and retirement plans, and establishing life-income gifts that provide a lifelong income to you today and a gift to UNM in the future. Each individual legacy gift contributes to our financial strength and ability to meet the needs of the students, faculty, and patients.
Yes, you can direct your gift for general use, scholarships, fellowships, research, faculty support, new or existing funds, and more. Some donors may wish to make a gift without designating a specific area of campus, however, most donors prefer to restrict the use of their gift to a college or fund for which they have an affinity. For additional designations that are not listed below, contact the Office of Planned Giving.
Colleges and Schools Anderson School of Management College of Arts & Sciences College of Education College of Fine Arts Graduate Studies Honors College College of Nursing College of Pharmacy College of Population Health College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences School of Architecture and Planning School of Engineering School of Law School of Medicine University College
CULTURE & COMMUNITY Athletics Alumni Association Continuing Education & Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Geology Museum KNME NM PBS KUNM Maxwell Museum Meteorite Museum The Museum of Southwestern Biology Popejoy Hall Tamarind Institute University Art Museum
LIBRARIES Centennial Science and Engineering Library Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections Fine Arts and Design Library Parish Memorial Library Zimmerman Library
With a current-use fund, the monies are able to be spent as they are received and there is no minimum gift amount. An endowed fund allows your gift to exist in perpetuity and can be established with a gift of $25,000 or more. The monies in an endowed fund are invested and only the interest is used for the purpose you’ve selected.
If you are interested in creating an endowed fund, contact us and we will work with you to create a Gift Agreement that lays out the form, purpose, and administration of your gift. Signed by the donor, a UNM representative and the UNM Foundation president, a Gift Agreement documents your wishes with regard to guidelines for use of the funds. The UNM Foundation will manage the endowment and make annual disbursements while providing for the long-term growth of the principal.
Most important, it gives us the opportunity to thank you and work with you on the specifics of your gift. Even if you wish to keep your planned gift anonymous, we encourage you to let us know the terms of the gift so we can ensure that the gift can be used as you intend. All inquiries are confidential.