Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is a five-person team within the University of New Mexico Foundation that builds bridges between private organization funders and the faculty and staff of the university. We manage relationships between UNM and corporations, foundations and other organizations and act as the central clearinghouse for information for organizations, as well as for UNM faculty and staff. We advise organizations about how to partner with the university and provide guidance for grantmaking and gift stewardship.
Grants and donations from private foundations, corporations, and other organizations make up a significant portion of the University’s fundraising totals each year. In large part, this has been accomplished by understanding the work of faculty and staff, listening closely to the goals of funders, and matching those interests to create positive relationships.
Partnering with UNM
Partnering with the University of New Mexico connects corporations and foundations to UNM’s faculty, students, research, and community-based program initiatives.
Student Connections and Recruiting – UNM’s students are the heart of our university. Bring New Mexico’s best and brightest to your company. Participate in service learning opportunities and internships and give UNM students top career opportunities.
Faculty Collaboration and Research – UNM is a national leader in medicine, engineering, law, and other areas. Cutting edge research in such fields as nanoscience, optics, digital arts and media, and the causes and treatment of cancer are fueling economic growth throughout the state. UNM partners are working with our researchers to discover the future.
Organization Investment and Philanthropy – An investment in the University of New Mexico is an investment in the future of our students and our state. Support for scholarships, educational programs, and outreach activities are key to providing a great education for future generations of leaders.
Please contact the CFR team for more information on how you can become a university partner.
Senior Director of CFR
Associate Director of Development