Donor Stories

Giving Back in Gratitude Giving Back in Gratitude

After Child’s Remarkable Recovery, Family Shows Appreciation to UNM Children’s Hospital By Michelle G. McRuiz Posted February 16, 2016 Since April 15, 2013, the Gibson family is more careful about everything, especially mundane activities like driving and crossing parking lots. They give thanks often because they now know how quickly and deeply a family can... Read more »

A Champion for Education A Champion for Education

Celebrating the Bobby Foster Endowed Scholarship—40 Years and Counting By Hilary Mayall Jetty Posted January 14, 2016 Editor’s note to online edition: After this newsletter went to press, Mr. Foster passed away on Nov. 21 at the age of 76. Nature made Bobby Foster a fighter. The tall scrappy kid from Albuquerque’s South Valley could... Read more »

Marge to Move On Marge to Move On

Tamarind Institute’s Board Honors Departing Director By Anna Adams Posted December 15, 2015 Marjorie (Marge) Devon, director of UNM’s Tamarind Institute since 1985, will retire in January 2016. In honor of her long tenure, the members of the Tamarind National Advisory Board have committed to funding a scholarship for a student studying lithography at Tamarind.... Read more »

UNM People Changing Worlds: Joe and Retta Beery UNM People Changing Worlds: Joe and Retta Beery

Leading with Love: Joe and Retta Beery Advocate for the Technology that Changed Their Children’s Lives By Michelle G. McRuiz Posted November 15, 2015 Joe (BBA ’87) and Retta Beery are in many ways typical parents—they will do anything to help their kids. But when two of their three children started showing signs of a... Read more »

Arts & Sciences Alum’s Awesome Adventure Arts & Sciences Alum’s Awesome Adventure

Meteorologist Craig Herrera Forecasts from Sunny San Diego while Giving Back to UNM By Todd Staats Posted October 14, 2015 If cut, Craig Herrera (’95 BA) might just bleed Cherry and Silver. This loyal Lobo fan—and Emmy Award-winning San Diego weather and news man—might just appreciate the playful nod to the TV trope, “If it... Read more »

Opening Avenues to Opportunity Opening Avenues to Opportunity

College of Nursing Alumna Gives Forward with Planned Gifts to College, UNM Hospital By Anna Adams Posted September 15, 2015 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 donor to both. “I felt like Albuquerque was my... Read more »

Playing For Real Playing For Real

UNM Aussie Athlete and Philanthropy Phenom Wows on the Court and Beyond for the Love of his Mum By Hilary Mayall Jetty Posted August 6, 2015 Any fan of Lobo men’s basketball recognizes Hugh Greenwood as the gifted point guard with the long blond hair, Australian accent and pink ribbon tattoo. That tattoo will always... Read more »

Giving for the Greatest Good Giving for the Greatest Good

School of Law Scholarship Reflects Couple’s Love of New Mexico, Education By Michelle G. McRuiz Posted June 15, 2015 Burck and Sandra Bailey have a deep love for their adopted state of New Mexico. Burck, who enjoyed a career as a prominent trial attorney in Oklahoma, wanted to make a tribute to his profession in... Read more »

A Legacy of Generosity A Legacy of Generosity

Entrepreneur Eugene Garcia’s Spirit Lives on through Gifts to His Community By Michele Sequeira and Todd Staats Posted May 15, 2015 If not for the noble intentions of the trustees of an impressive yet unheralded charitable trust, few would ever know of the extraordinary generosity of an unassuming entrepreneur who made his fortune in the... Read more »

Sustaining Student-Athlete Success Sustaining Student-Athlete Success

Planned Gift to UNM Athletics to Benefit Lobos for Years to Come By Hilary Mayall Jetty Posted April 15, 2015 What is Lobo Spirit? According to Jerry Geist, “It transcends the game, transcends athletics and makes us all, at the University and in our community, part of a team.” With teamwork as a guiding principle,... Read more »