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Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Light the Way for UNM Lobos.

Why should I give to the University of New Mexico?

Here are five reasons to give to The University of New Mexico:

When you give to UNM, you provide scholarships, elevate the student experience, and enhance academic programming.

Your gift supports resources like the Lobo Food Pantry.

When you choose UNM, your gift is combined with many others to create a large-scale impact.

By giving, you invest in the future generation’s education, innovation, and success.

You can customize your giving level, and any size gift is tax-deductible.

What areas can I support?

Please review the participating groups on our main page and find the area you wish to support. Each participating group has selected funds that will have a lasting impact on The University of New Mexico and our students. While there are specific funds for specific purposes for each participating group, there is an "Other" option which you may designate your gift to any fund you feel passionate about. 

How can I participate?

Here is how to participate. Head to the home page and select a designation tile. For example, Academic Schools and Units. From there, read all about the featured funds. If you find a fund you feel passionate about, select this fund and provide a gift of any amount. 


Keep in mind, a gift of $25 can cover almost a week of meals for a student or $50 can provide lunch to a department’s nursing team. 

Is it possible to make gift by mail or by phone?

We strongly encourage you to make your gift online. If you would still prefer to give by phone, you may call 505-313-7600. Checks should be made out to the: "University of New Mexico Foundation" and indicate the fund name, department or purpose for which they're intended in the memo section. You can mail your check to: Two Woodward Center, 700 Lomas Blvd. NE., Albuquerque, NM 87102.

When can I make a gift?

This page will begin accepting gifts starting November 23rd. Keep in mind, #GivingTuesday is November 30th. 

Will I receive a receipt for my gift?

Yes! You will receive an immediate email confirmation, and the University of New Mexico Foundation will send you a receipt for your contribution shortly after you make your gift.

When will my card be charged?

Credit card gifts are processed immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

Where does my gift go?

All gifts to UNM IMPACTUNM campaigns are directed to the fund indicated on the online giving form.

What if the campaign I supported doesn't reach its fundraising goal?

All funds raised will be applied to the stated fundraising purpose. If a campaign becomes impractical or impossible to implement, funds will be used in the spirit of the original purpose of the project.

Is my gift tax-deductible? Will I receive a receipt for my gift?

Yes, UNM Foundation qualifies as a 501(c)3 organization, so all philanthropic donations to the university are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a receipt for your donation shortly after you make your gift.

Can I make an anonymous gift?

Yes, when entering your gift and contact information you can choose to remain anonymous.

Who do I contact with questions?

For questions please contact us at giving@unmfund.org.

Still have questions?

Contact us at angel.lancaster@unmfund.org