The University of New Mexico's Cherry & Silver Society was established in July 2004 by the UNM Foundation. The Society was created in order to recognize alumni who have given to UNM every year following graduation. The decision to give every year is the most important factor for Cherry & Silver Society membership.
New graduates have 24 months after their date of graduation to make their first gift to the UNM school, college or program of their choice. Annual gifts to the University are essential and a direct investment in UNM faculty, students and programs.
Alumni have a variety of reasons for giving to UNM – from enhancing undergraduate education, supporting innovative research, providing scholarship assistance, and pride in Lobo athletics. Many people believe UNM does not need additional support since UNM is a state school - in reality UNM is a state assisted school and additional support is crucial. By making a gift to UNM you are showing that you believe in UNM's success and you can make an immediate positive impact on the life of a student or in the greater UNM community.
We hope that when you become a member of the Cherry & Silver Society, you will also find you can stay better connected with your alma mater. We look forward to your membership in the Cherry & Silver Society.
For more information, contact the UNM Foundation.