UNM United Way kick-off
Lobo Lucy helping kickoff UNM's annual United Way campaign. UNM has raised millions of dollars for the United Way of Central New Mexico over the past 20 years. The 2015 campaign runs through Nov. 19. Faculty, staff, students, and university community members are encouraged to donate. 
Credit: Aaron Hilf

For more than 20 years, the University of New Mexico has been a proud supporter of the United Way of Central New Mexico, raising millions of dollars since the campaign’s inception. The 2015 fundraising effort began Oct. 1 and will run through Nov. 19.  

“The partnership we have with United Way of Central New Mexico is another way we give back to our community and help those in need,” said UNM President Robert Frank.

In 2014, the campus-wide effort brought in nearly a million dollars, a huge gift for the local United Way office, serving Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties.

“The United Way allows our faculty, staff, and students to contribute to nonprofit organizations that they care about,” said Kenedi Hubbard, strategic support manager in the Office of the President and one of the campaign’s organizers. “We are very passionate about this campaign.”

This year, Hubbard hopes to surpass the 2014 total and make an even bigger impact in the community.

Donating is simple for the UNM community. You’re able make a one-time pledge online by visiting your ‘myUNM’ page. You can also set up a recurring payroll deduction for any amount you choose. Just $1 per pay period can make a big difference when combined with gifts given around campus. Donations can also be made by using the paper Pledge form. Keep in mind, every contribution is tax deductible and 100 percent of your gift will go directly to a local charitable organization of your choosing or one identified by United Way volunteers.

“It’s very exciting, it’s rewarding, and it’s wonderful to see the impact that the university can have on our community,” Hubbard said.

To learn more about the UNM United Way Campaign and how you can help, click here.