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Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Opening Avenues to Opportunity
    UNM Hospital (UNMH) and UNM really gave me so much,” said Andrea C. Morris, a former hospital employee and alumna of the College of Nursing—and a planned giving donor to both.
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  • Lordsburg Businesswoman Funds Scholarship at UNM’s Anderson School of Management
    Marshallene (Marcie) Goodsell Koff, who was named the 2013 Hidalgo County Woman of the Year, established a charitable gift annuity...
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  • Recovering Hope after Loss
    Co-founder of New Mexico Suicide Prevention and past president of the American Association of Suicidology, Michelle Linn-Gust (’96 MS, ’08 PhD) is a recognized expert in the field.
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  • Alumni Nancy and Ray Lutz Remember Zimmerman Library
    When Nancy Lutz enrolled in the University of New Mexico in the mid-1950s, finding part-time employment to help cover her expenses was one of her first priorities.
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  • A Win-Win Situation
    Janet Kiehle Allen, M.D., is living proof that it's never too late to pursue one's dreams-or to be generous. Allen began practicing medicine at age 48. She says that if she ever wanted to retire, she couldn't "live like a doctor."
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  • A Many-Sided Life
    Challenges did not faze Ada V. Wester (MFA '53). A resourceful, matter-of-fact woman, Ada homesteaded 160 acres north of Alamogordo, NM, on a limited income and bred Appaloosa horses.
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  • Albert H. Rosenthal - A Life Lived Large
    How do we measure a life? In part, by how our actions benefited the world around us and how people remember us after we're gone. By these standards, Dr. Albert. H. Rosenthal lived a large life indeed.
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  • A Gift Without Strings
    Omar Heins was a man typical of his generation. Frugal. Conservative. Industrious. What wasn't typical about Omar was the bequest he made to the UNM Athletics Department-more than $1 million, unrestricted.
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  • Chasing Dreams, Reaching Achievement
    Dream in Pairs - Dreams pursued with a partner carry great potential for success. An encouraging partner enables dreams to thrive, even as they transform over time, so that achieving those dreams is a treasured accomplishment.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • Tax-Free Sale (Gift of Property)
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement (Gift Annuity)
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity (Stock Gift)
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
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  • Sale and Unitrust (Sale of Business)
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust (Sale of Farm)
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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