Changing Worlds 2020: The Campaign for UNM, the comprehensive fundraising campaign currently underway, just reached its $1 billion goal. The campaign, begun in 2006, had an original goal of $675 million to be met by 2014. The achievement of the original goal and the momentum of the campaign prompted its extension to 2020 with a goal of $1 billion.
This comprehensive campaign supports student success and opportunity, faculty support and research, campus programs, and capital projects and facilities. Gifts and donations to The Campaign for UNM include cash and in-kind gifts that benefit the University immediately, as well as pledged, endowed and estate gifts that will benefit UNM in the future.
According to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), UNM is one of 59 public universities to achieve a $1 billion or greater fundraising campaign goal.
“Reaching this milestone puts UNM in a very elite group of four-year public universities in the United Sates that have achieved such a bold goal,” said UNM Foundation President Henry Nemcik of the success. “While this achievement is possible through the generosity of donors and community members, it is also because of the partnership and support of University leaders, faculty, staff, health care providers, and many others at UNM. We thank everyone for their continued collaboration in this campaign.”
“What we give changes the world,” stated UNM President Garnett Stokes. “I would sincerely like to express my gratitude to our many donors, alumni, foundations and corporations who have and continue to support our students, faculty and programs. The campaign continues until 2020, and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.”