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DTales December 3, 2014

DTales December 3, 2014

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Foundation News

In this issue:
UNMF Welcomes New Development Director for College of Nursing
UNMF Welcomes New Development Director for UNM’s School of Law
UNMF Welcomes New Donor Relations Coordinator
UNMF Associate Athletics Development Director Departs
UNMF United Way Campaign Concludes
UNMF Staffers Volunteer During 4th Annual Roadrunner Food Bank Project
UNMF Annual Reports of Giving Now Available to CDOs, Field Staff—plus online!
Mark Your Calendar
Remember Important Information Regarding Inclement Weather
Employee Wellness: December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month
December Birthdays
December UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
January Birthdays
January UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
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UNMF Welcomes New Development Director for College of Nursing

Sara-ListerSara Lister joined the UNM Foundation as its new director of development for the UNM College of Nursing in early November. Sara attended Valparaiso University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and two minors in communications and theology. Her previous experience includes work as a senior advisor to Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry. Sara reported that her parents and siblings (one sister, two brothers) live in Albuquerque, and that her significant other, Gabe, is a firefighter with the Albuquerque Fire Department. Sara volunteers at two foster homes in China, New Day and Bethel. You may reach Sara at Sara.Lister@unmfund.org or 272-0200. Welcome, Sara!
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UNMF Welcomes New Development Director for UNM’s School of Law

Nickie-VigilNickie Vigil joined the UNM Foundation as its new director of development for the UNM School of Law in mid November. She comes to us from the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation, where she also worked as a director of development. For the previous 10 years, she worked as the manager of external affairs for Windstream Communications. Originally from Chama, N.M., Nickie reported that she was one of the first female graduates from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell. She also graduated from UNM with a degree in political science. Nickie has three children, Dennis Garcia, Anna Garcia and Carlos Garcia. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and golf. You may reach Nickie at Nickie.Vigil@unmfund.org or 277-0554. Welcome, Nickie!
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UNMF Welcomes New Donor Relations Coordinator

Tanya-LovatoTanya Lovato joined the UNM Foundation staff as a donor relations coordinator on December 1. She comes to us from Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), where she held various positions during the past 14 years. In addition to her work with APS, Tanya also worked for CNM back when it was Albuquerque TVI and New Mexico Highlands University. Tanya said she plans to return to school to get a degree and enjoys being challenged with new projects and adventures. She also reported that she has two children: a daughter, Jessica, 23, and her late son, Vincent James, whom she lovingly said is “forever 17.” In addition, Tanya has a grandson, Vincent Santiago, 4, and is expecting another one soon (due December 26). Also, Tanya reported that she and her significant other, Ruben, enjoy riding his Harley on weekends. You may reach Tanya at Tanya.Lovato@unmfund.org or 277-3066. Welcome, Tanya!
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UNMF Associate Athletics Development Director Departs

Lee De León, UNMF associate athletics director of development, has resigned his position, effective November 18, to accept the position of director of athletics for Abilene Christian University in Texas. Lee had been with the Foundation since June 2011. We wish him all the best in his new position!
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UNMF United Way Campaign Concludes

A big THANK YOU to Elizabeth Cochran and Suzanne Eubank for co-leading this year’s United Way of Central New Mexico Employee Campaign for the UNM Foundation. Elizabeth and Suzanne said they enjoyed the experience and added, “We want to thank EVERYONE at the Foundation for your support and participation! Thanks to everyone, we raised thousands of dollars to help UNM, UNMF, UNMH, and people throughout our Albuquerque community. The work of United Way of Central New Mexico is touching more lives in these communities than ever before.”

Among the 86 UNM Foundation staffers (which includes nine UNM employees assigned to the UNMF), 36 participated; the goal was 42. The total amount raised was $21,556; the goal was $32,000. Total matching dollars was $4,971, bringing the grand total for 2014 Campaign to $26,467.

Final thoughts from Elizabeth and Suzanne: “Thanks for your attention and participation throughout this month-long employee campaign. Special thanks to Shelley Helsel and Mario Lara. As you may recall, Shelley baked all the goodies we enjoyed at our continental breakfast, and Mario’s creative touch and timely support of our e-mail communications were top-notch. Happy and safe holiday season to everyone!”
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UNMF Staffers Volunteer During 4th Annual Roadrunner Food Bank Project

RRFB-November-12_2014UNMF would like to thank the following people for volunteering at Roadrunner Food Bank (RRFB) on Nov. 12: Patty Bauchman (not pictured), Elizabeth Cochran, Jalen Dominguez, Suzanne Eubank, Jacki Gerard, Shelley Helsel (Curtis’ wife), Catherine Malin, Margaret Ortega, Monica Peck, Emilia Rivera and Sara Wright. This team committed two hours at RRFB packaging two-pound bags of rice, which were weighed, sealed, tagged and boxed. Margaret Ortega, who has coordinated this event for the UNMF Community Service Committee for the past four years, said, “We always enjoy the opportunity to volunteer at RRFB.”

RRFB-November-2014RRFB 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 CDOs, Field Staff—plus online!

The UNM Foundation’s 2013-2014 Annual Report of Giving was mailed to donors on November 4, as well as distributed to the UNMF Board of Trustees and the UNMF staff at our Central Office at Two Woodward Center. 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 Central 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.

Constituent Development Officers (CDOs) 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; 277-0618), Jennifer Kemp (Jennifer.Kemp@unmfund.org; 277-0600), or Mario Lara (Mario.Lara@unmfund.org; 277-2969).

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 Central Office who may need to extract certain pages for specific uses: Common\Marketing Resources\UNMF Report of Giving/FY13-14 ROG.pdf. It is also located on Inside UNMF (Sharepoint) under  http://share.unmfund.org/SitePages/Materials%20and%20Publications.aspx

Five Ways for CDOs to Use the Report of Giving for Donors

1. Share a couple with your dean or director.
2. Include one with proposals or otherwise provide a copy to potential donors.
3. Take one along to leave on donor visits.
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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Mark Your Calendar

Annual UNM Foundation Holiday Party: Friday, Dec. 5, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Albuquerque Country Club.

Winter Break, from Noon on December 23rd through Sunday, January 4, 2015. See schedule of coverage during this break.
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Remember Important Information Regarding Inclement Weather

As a reminder regarding Foundation office delays and closures due to inclement weather, the UNM Foundation will usually follow APS’ schedule. You should plan to call into the Foundation’s main phone line (277-4503) at 7:00 a.m. or check your e-mail for confirmation of our delays and closures.

It’s also important to practice safe driving habits during the winter months. This flyer provides helpful information for avoiding skids, slips and accidents. However, at any time if you don’t feel safe driving, then you shouldn’t.
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Employee Wellness: December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

(Article below is from Health Alliance Plan’s website)
Sharp or pointed edges, small removable parts and even pull strings longer than 7 inches can pose a health threat to small children. Do you know what toys are safe for your children?

We’re proud to celebrate Safe Toys and Gifts Month along with The National Safe Kids Campaign and the National Safety Council. Take a look at some tips for selecting safe toys for children:

• Consider the child’s age, interests and skill level. Look for quality design and construction, and follow age and safety recommendations on labels.
• Use a small parts tester to determine whether small toys may present a choking hazard to children under age 3. Small parts testers can be purchased at toy or baby specialty stores or you can use the cardboard core of a toilet paper roll—if a toy can pass through, it is too small for young children and may cause them to choke if swallowed.
• Avoid toys with sharp points or edges, toys that produce loud noises, and projectiles (such as darts).
• Avoid toys with strings, straps or cords longer than 7 inches that may pose a risk for strangulation for young children.
• Avoid electrical toys with heating elements for children under age 8.
• Avoid cap guns that use caps that can be ignited by the slightest friction and can cause serious burns.
Consider The Facts!
• Falls and choking cause most toy-related deaths and injuries in children. Choking alone causes one third of all toy-related deaths – most often from balloons.
• Children 4 years old and younger account for almost half of all toy-related injuries and almost all deaths.
• Children younger than age 3 are at the greatest risk of choking because they tend to put objects—especially toys—in their mouths.

Toys can sometimes be recalled for safety reasons. Check the National Safe Kids Campaign website www.safekids.org for updates and information on recent toy recalls.
For additional information about safe toys, please visit www.kidshealth.org > Choosing Safe Toys.

Remember . . . the best way to keep your child safe while playing with toys is to BE THERE!
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December Birthdays

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

Jon Burkett ’13, Joann Comerford ’11, Stefanie English ’13, Emily Fox ’13, Jennifer Kemp ’13, Esther Sandoval ’94
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January Birthdays

Suzanne Eubank, Curtis Helsel, Sara Lister, Catherine Malin, Ed Manzanares, Joe McLean, Mary Oishi, Adrienne Sutton, Sara Wright
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January UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Trent Dimas ’12, Jodie Wilson ’13, Rich Grainger ’06, Rod Harder ’10, Sandie Koson ’00, Melissa Lobato ’11, Joe McLean ’13, Kenny Stansbury ’09
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Due to the Winter Break, the next DTales will be distributed on the first Wednesday of  February 2015.  Please send submissions for the February 2015 edition of DTales to todd.staats@unmfund.org AND mario.lara@unmfund.org by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28.
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“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
―John Lennon and Paul McCartney
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