Donor Stories

Achieving Visionary Acquisition Achieving Visionary Acquisition

Couple’s Gifts to UNM Libraries Preserve the Past to Serve the Future By Hilary Mayall Jetty Posted March 15, 2015 UNM President James F. Zimmerman (1927-1944) realized that the University could achieve national prominence by building on the strengths and living traditions of its connections with Spain and Latin America. He actively recruited leading scholars... Read more »

Innovate, ABQ! Innovate, ABQ!

Credit Union’s Gift to UNM Boosts Economic Collaboration Effort By Wendy Antonio and Todd Staats Posted February 15, 2015 Imagine a place where you can live, work and play; where smart, creative people from diverse backgrounds bump into each other in the course of their day, and serendipitous collisions of ideas and actions are commonplace.... Read more »

The Art of a Gift The Art of a Gift

Mandelman-Ribak Foundation’s Historic Gift of Art to Benefit UNM Programs By Jennifer Kemp and Todd Staats Posted January 15, 2015 There’s something artful about the way The Mandelman-Ribak Foundation chose to honor its artists, Beatrice (Bea) Mandelman and Louis Ribak, by giving their art a new life—and the way it selected UNM as the beneficiary... Read more »

From the Ground Up From the Ground Up

Engineering Alumnus Constructs Lasting Legacy Across UNM, New Mexico By Hilary Mayall Jetty Posted December 16, 2014  (In honor of Bob Stamm’s recent passing we would like to share this story about his philanthropy, generosity, and leadership which originally appeared on pages 8 and 9 in the UNM Foundation’s 2012-2013 Annual Report of Giving.) Growing... Read more »

Helping Businesses Keep It in the Family Helping Businesses Keep It in the Family

Couple’s Gift Establishes Parker Center for Family Business at Anderson School of Management By Michelle G. McRuiz Posted December 15, 2014 When it comes to running a family business, entrepreneurs often have to put aside the “family” part to make the “business” part succeed. Jim and Linda Parker know firsthand how challenging this is through... Read more »

The Accidental Collector The Accidental Collector

Bud Johns Caps Off Longtime Appreciation for Tamarind Institute with Generous Gift By Michelle G. McRuiz Posted November 14, 2014 A former newspaperman-cum-Levi Strauss executive. An internationally known institute of fine-art lithography. A chance meeting that bloomed into a friendship. These elements formed the basis of Bud Johns’ decades-long admiration of Tamarind Institute, a division... Read more »

Serving Campus and Community Serving Campus and Community

UNM Honors Frontier Founders, Philanthropists Dorothy and Larry Rainosek By Hilary Mayall Jetty Posted October 23, 2014 The University of New Mexico has granted honorary degrees since 1924, to scholars and scientists, civic leaders, artists, architects and authors—all recipients representing a spectrum of noteworthy achievements. Albuquerque entrepreneurs and philanthropists Dorothy and Larry Rainosek will be... Read more »

A Legacy of Living in the Now A Legacy of Living in the Now

Mom Establishes Memorial Scholarship at UNM School of Engineering in Son’s Name By Anna Adams Posted September 9, 2014 “For 31 years he taught me how to live, and in the end, how to die,” said Judy Anderson of her late son, Shane Anderson. “Not one of us has the promise of tomorrow.” At 25,... Read more »

The Day I Met Palo (Psst, It Was One of Those Stand-Out Days!) The Day I Met Palo (Psst, It Was One of Those Stand-Out Days!)

By Mary Oishi Posted August 15, 2014 Editor’s note: A version of the following article by KUNM Development and Marketing Manager Mary Oishi originally appeared in Zounds, KUNM’s monthly newsletter and program guide. Detailed information about KUNM’s upcoming raffle of Palo Klein Uber’s painting, as well as viewing opportunities, is at the end of this... Read more »