Contact: Leslie Elgood, (505) 277-9526
Steve Carr, (505) 277-1821

August 15, 2001

UNM FOUNDATION RECEIVES MORE THAN $35 MILLION IN PRIVATE FUNDS

The University of New Mexico Foundation announced today that UNM received $35.3 million in private funds during the 2000-2001 fiscal year, 6.9 percent more than its $33 million goal. The figure constitutes a 12.4 percent increase over fiscal year 1999-2000, which brought in $31.4 million.

“In recent years we have seen a substantial increase in community support for UNM’s mission,” said UNM president William C. Gordon. “The generosity of people in the community has allowed us to pursue our objectives in ways that we would not otherwise have been able to do.”

Leslie Elgood, UNM director of development and president of the UNM Foundation says, “We are grateful to the donors who continue to help UNM uphold its commitments to academic excellence and opportunity.”

The mission of the UNM Foundation is to solicit, accept and manage private contributions and grants for the purpose of promoting the education, research and community service commitments of the University. The development of private resources, both philanthropic and volunteer, is the Foundation’s responsibility.

The UNM Foundation is an incorporated not-for-profit organization with the responsibility to receive, invest and distribute gifts of private support to UNM. For more information call (505) 277-4503.

# # #

Please let us know what you thought of this article. Comments to: paaffair@unm.edu

The University of New Mexico
Public Affairs Department
Hodgin Hall, 2nd floor
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0011
Telephone: (505) 277-5813
Fax: (505) 277-1981