Celebrated following Thanksgiving along with other widely-recognized shopping events like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday has become the kick off of the charitable season for many who focus their holiday and end-of-year giving during this time of year.

Now in its eighth year, #GivingTuesday is a globally recognized day of giving back that signifies the beginning of the charitable season. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, The University of New Mexico will once again be participating in #GivingTuesday and making it a #LobosGiveDay where you can show your support for UNM by giving a gift that will have a positive impact on the lives of students, faculty, staff, researchers and patients.

This year, the campus community at The University of New Mexico can participate in this opportunity by donating to the ongoing UNM Gives Campaign along with the UNM Foundation, who will celebrate the global event as part of #LobosGiveDay. 

As part of the UNM Gives campaign, the campus community can donate directly to the UNM Foundation, an entity responsible for raising private financial support benefiting UNM and helping donors link their passions with the institution. If you wish to support a UNM program, scholarship or focus area, consider giving through the UNM Foundation.

Support the UNM community by giving a tax-deductible gift to the area of interest on #LobosGiveDay. The UNM Foundation has hundreds of funds that benefit scholarships, research, faculty campus facilities and other programs. Donations are tax-deductible and can change worlds. Help support the UNM community and your area of interest by making Dec. 3 a #LobosGiveDay!   

For more information on #LobosGiveDay or to make a gift, visit www.unmfund.org/LobosGiveDay.

Additionally, as a part of the UNM Gives campaign, individuals can donate directly to the United Way of Central New Mexico to benefit charitable programs and organizations in our community. When you donate to a cause, you know your contribution is making the difference you desire.

Giving Tuesday was created by a team at the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back. #GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.

A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement. The day has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources as a part of the social media collaboration.

For more information on UNM’s United Way Campaign, visit UNM Gives. For more information on #LobosGiveDay, visit the website.

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