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DTales December 2016/January 2017

DTales December 2016/January 2017

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Foundation News

In this issue:

Sheila Hard to Retire from UNM Foundation in January
Bonnie McLeskey Joins UNM Foundation as AVP of Gift Planning
CMN Associate Director Kathryn Richards Departs the UNM Foundation
Harwood Museum of Art Development Director to Leave the UNM Foundation Jan. 15
WATCH: Unexpected on Purpose
UNMF Employees Volunteer during 6th Annual Roadrunner Food Bank Project
UNMF Annual Reports of Giving Now Available to Development Officers, Field Staff—plus online!
Monthly AND Quarterly “Round of Appaws” Winners Announced
Winter Break Information
Employee Wellness Events for December and January
UNMF Human Resources Department Announces Wellness Wednesdays
December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month!
December Birthdays
December UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
January Birthdays
January UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
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Sheila Hard to Retire from UNM Foundation in January

Sheila Hard

Sheila Hard

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Sheila Hard, who has served as director of gift planning since October 2011, will retire from the UNM Foundation on January 6.

Sheila’s career has included 30 years of planned giving experience. Prior to coming to the UNM Foundation, she held planned giving positions at the University of California at Berkeley and California State University at Sacramento. In addition to her work in higher education, Sheila served as executive director of the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California in Sacramento.

Sheila received a B.A. degree with honors in German and religious studies from California State University at Fullerton. She also received a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. In addition, she did coursework toward a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., and completed a J.D. degree with a tax concentration from the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in Sacramento.

After retiring, Sheila will move back to Sacramento, where she has a home. She said she’s most looking forward to lots of hugs from her sister’s grandkids and seeing other family and friends more often. Other post-retirement plans include attending the 200th anniversary of the founding of Harvard Divinity School next April and traveling with her sister and brother to Italy in May. Her “possibility list” includes spending time in Germany to improve her German language skills, writing a book on a theological subject, and taking on a part-time planned giving position.

Vice President of Health Sciences Center Development Bill Uher said, “I want to thank Sheila for her dedication, passion and professionalism. Her efforts to personally solicit donors, in addition to coaching and mentoring our development officers on their planned giving solicitations, have resulted in over $120 million in planned gift commitments in the past five years. On behalf of our staff, donors, faculty and University leadership, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to Sheila. She will truly be missed.”

We wish you well, Sheila, and will miss you!
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Bonnie McLeskey Joins UNM Foundation as AVP of Gift Planning

Bonnie McLeskey

Bonnie McLeskey

The UNM Foundation is pleased to welcome Bonnie McLeskey as the new associate vice president of planned giving to lead its Planned Giving Department. She has more than 15 years of development experience, including positions at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), the Museum of New Mexico Foundation in Santa Fe, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Bonnie’s most recent position as associate director of gift planning at UCSC involved working with university faculty, staff and volunteers to drive planned giving for the university. She also managed a robust planned giving marketing campaign for UCSC.

Last month Bonnie completed the Certified Specialist in Planned Giving program based at California State University at Long Beach. Her thesis was on the motivations and traits of retired university faculty and staff who make planned gifts to their former employer. Bonnie also holds a master of library and information science degree from San Jose State University and an undergraduate degree in art from Mills College in Oakland.

Bonnie lives with her husband, Chris, and their two cats in Sandia Park. In her free time, Bonnie enjoys writing, drawing, collage, photography, sewing, yoga, mindfulness meditation and exploring the great state of New Mexico. Bonnie was born and raised in California, but grew up hearing stories of New Mexico from her grandparents, who were from Alamogordo.

You may reach Bonnie at Bonnie.McLeskey@unmfund.org or 313-7610 (Please note that this number will remain Sheila’s until January 6; before then, please use Bonnie’s cell number: 505-467-9784). Welcome, Bonnie!
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CMN Associate Director Kathryn Richards Departs the UNM Foundation

Kathryn Richards

Kathryn Richards

Kathryn Richards, Children’s Miracle Network associate director at the UNM Foundation since December 2013, has resigned her position effective December 2. She has accepted a position with the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation. We wish Kathryn all the best in her new job!
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Harwood Museum of Art Development Director to Leave the UNM Foundation Jan. 15

Juniper Manley

Juniper Manley

Juniper Manley, development director of UNM’s Harwood Museum of Art in Taos since October 2008, has announced that she will resign her position effective January 15. We wish Juniper all the best in whatever comes next!
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WATCH: Unexpected on Purpose

As part of its branding and marketing efforts, UNM has released a new video to promote The University of New Mexico. An epic and energetic tribute, giving insight to UNM’s greater story. Fast-paced and playful, yet insightful and speaking to the volume of pursuits and achievements made on our mile-high plateau. Unexpected on Purpose reveals a spirit at UNM that unites us. Inspires us. Motivates us. Guides us. And a connective energy that courses through us, defining what it means to be a Lobo. Click here to view this creative and inspiring video.
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UNMF Employees Volunteer during 6th Annual Roadrunner Food Bank Project

Left to right, Margaret Ortega, Emilia Rivera, Catherine Malin, Elizabeth Cochran, Kim Madrid, Mary Wolford, Shelley Helsel, Jacki Gerard, Monica Peck, Suzanne Eubank and Mona Pino. Photo: Patty Bauchman.

Left to right, Margaret Ortega, Emilia Rivera, Catherine Malin, Elizabeth Cochran, Kim Madrid, Mary Wolford, Shelley Helsel, Jacki Gerard, Monica Peck, Suzanne Eubank and Mona Pino. Photo: Patty Bauchman.

The UNMF would like to thank the following individuals for volunteering at Roadrunner Food Bank (RRFB) on Nov. 10: Patty Bauchman, Elizabeth Cochran, Suzanne Eubank, Jacki Gerard, Shelley Helsel, Kim Madrid, Catherine Malin, Margaret Ortega, Monica Peck, Mona Pino, Emilia Rivera and Mary Wolford.

“We had a great turnout for our volunteer opportunity at Roadrunner this year,” said Suzanne Eubank, who coordinated this event as chair of the UNMF Community Outreach Committee. “Our assignment was sorting out all the different kind of donations that had just come into the bank. These ladies worked hard and were able to process many boxes of donations. The Roadrunner Food Bank is a busy place!”

RRFB has been serving New Mexico’s hungry since 1980. As the largest food bank in the state, RRFB distributes more than 26 million pounds of food every year to a network of hundreds of partner agencies and four regional food banks. For more information, please visit RRFB’s website.
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UNMF Annual Reports of Giving Now Available to Development Officers, Field Staff—plus online!

rog-15-16-smThe UNM Foundation’s 2015-2016 Annual Report of Giving was mailed to donors on November 8, as well as distributed to the UNMF Board of Trustees, and the UNMF staff at the 700 Lomas office. If you work on campus or beyond and would like a copy, please pick one up in the lobby of Suite 108 next time you’re at the 700 Lomas office—or, contact any member of the Marketing and Communications Department if the copies in the lobby have temporarily been depleted. If you’re outside of Albuquerque and would like us to mail you a copy, please contact one of the Marcom staff members listed below.

Development Officers (DOs) for UNM’s schools, colleges and programs may pick up as many as 25 for use in their fund-raising efforts with major donors and potential donors. We can have them ready for you at the reception desk of Suite 108 if you contact one of the following staff members in advance of your visit: Todd Staats (Todd.Staats@unmfund.org; 313-7659), Mario Lara (Mario.Lara@unmfund.org; 313-7677) or Jennifer Kemp (Jennifer.Kemp@unmfund.org; 313-7676). Please note that we will have these available to staff until we run out.

In addition to creating a flipbook of the Report of Giving on our website for donors, we’ve parked a PDF version of it on the Common Drive for those of you at the 700 Lomas office who may need to extract certain pages for specific uses: Common/Marketing Resources/UNMF Report of Giving/FY15-16 ROG.pdf

Five Ways for DOs to Use the Report of Giving

1. Share with your dean, director or chair.
2. Provide a copy to potential donors or leave with donors during visits.
3. Keep one with you for quick reference.
4. Take a few when you travel to visit donors out of state.
5. If you conduct donor meetings in your office, maintain a couple copies there.

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Monthly AND Quarterly “Round of Appaws” Winners Announced

appaws_logoThe UNM Foundation staff recognition program, “Round of Appaws,” continues to promote the great work accomplished by our employees, staff and students! Out of the many staff members who were acknowledged this past month, one name was randomly drawn by UNMF Human Resources at the beginning of December — and the winner is . . . Betty Olivas! Congrats to Betty, who received a $10 gift card.

In addition, at the All Staff Meeting on Nov. 29, three names were randomly drawn from among those recognized during the previous three months, and the winners were Mona Pino, Joann Comerford and Jenny Frame. Each received a $20 gift card. Congrats to all!

The “Round of Appaws” boards are located in both the upstairs and downstairs lobbies at 700 Lomas. You can acknowledge a coworker for helping finish a project; for taking on a new task and doing an amazing job with it; pitching in when help was needed; or going the extra mile on a project that had a lot of challenges. With so many way to thank someone there is no shortage of “appaws!” Be sure to “paws” and give thanks to a coworker – they just might win a gift certificate next month!

For staff working outside the central office at 700 Lomas, you can download the electronic form from SharePoint and submit your praise for a staff member who has been exceptional. Please send completed electronic forms to Gretchen Doyle at Gretchen.Doyle@unmfund.org.

Please note, the best way to access SharePoint is using Internet Explorer. You will need to provide your username and password that you use to log into your email account.
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Winter Break Information

The UNM Foundation will be closed from Noon on December 22 through January 2. We are, however, open on a couple of days during this time to assist donors. The schedule with the list of volunteers is available here.
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Employee Wellness Events for December and January

Yoga Thursday with Pam Hong: 5 p.m., UNMF Lobby. Eight-week class is $45 or $10 walk-in rate. (This series of classes began on October 6.)

Project Zero: End of campaign weigh-in is on January 3, 9-10 a.m., Suite 108 Conference Room
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UNMF Human Resources Department Announces Wellness Wednesdays

In January, the UNMF Human Resources Department will introduce Wellness Wednesdays. Each month we will present a Fun Fitness challenge for all staff. These challenges will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 – 2:25 p.m. and will be held in the main lobby or another appropriate location. The dates and challenges are:

• January 11 – Fun Boot Camp
• February 8 – To be determined
• March 8 – Hopscotch
• April 12 – Yoga
• May 10 – Salsa Fitness
• June 14 – To be determined
• July 12 – Beach the Ball
• August 9 – Hula Hoop
• September 13 – Cardio Kickboxing
• October 11 – Relay Races
• November 8 – Wall Massages/Meditation
• December 13 – Final Stretch

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December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month!

Information courtesy of www.child-familyservices.org

In recent years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has created a robust toy safety system, by requiring testing by independent, third party testing laboratories around the world; enforcing stringent lead and phthalates limits for toys; imposing some of the most stringent toy standards in the world; and stopping violative and dangerous toys at the ports and in the marketplace before they reach children’s hands. These combined efforts continue to foster the confidence of American families as they prepare to shop for toys this holiday season.

Safety tips to keep in mind this holiday season:

Balloons
Children can choke or suffocate on deflated or broken balloons. Keep deflated balloons away from children younger than 8 years old. Discard broken balloons immediately.

Small balls and other toys with small parts
For children younger than age three, avoid toys with small parts, which can cause choking.

Scooters and other riding toys
Riding toys, skateboards and in-line skates go fast, and falls could be deadly. Helmets and safety gear should be worn properly at all times and they should be sized to fit.

Magnets
High-powered magnet sets are dangerous and should be kept away from children. Whether marketed for children or adults, building and play sets with small magnets should also be kept away from small children.

Once gifts are open:

• Immediately discard plastic wrapping or other toy packaging before the wrapping and packaging become dangerous play things.
• Keep toys appropriate for older children away from younger siblings.
• Battery charging should be supervised by adults. Chargers and adapters can pose thermal burn hazards to young children. Pay attention to instructions and warnings on battery chargers. Some chargers lack any mechanism to prevent overcharging.

Please click here for additional information.
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December Birthdays

Anndee Wright Brown, Judith Davenport, Gretchen Doyle, Trish Idarola, Betsy Smith, Todd Staats, Kenny Stansbury, Bill Uher
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December UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Mercedes Chavez ’15, Joann Comerford ’11, Jennifer Kemp ’13, Tanya Lovato ’14, Esther Sandoval ’94
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January Birthdays

Suzanne Eubank, Curtis Helsel, Sara Lister, Catherine Malin, Mary Oishi, Adrienne Sutton, Michele Tigelaar
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January UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Rod Harder ’10, Betty Karlsson ’15, Melissa Lobato ’11, Kenny Stansbury ’09, Kyle Stepp ’16, Jodie Wilson ’13
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Please send submissions for the February 2017 edition of DTales to Todd.Staats@unmfund.org and Mario.Lara@unmfund.org by 5 p.m. on January 25.
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