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DTales November 2, 2016

DTales November 2, 2016

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Foundation News

In this issue:

Annual Giving Welcomes New Student Employee
Anderson School’s Emily Fox to Leave UNM Foundation
UNM Foundation Wraps Up Employee Giving Campaign
Roadrunner Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity Nears
UNM Foundation’s Annual Tree Trimming Celebration Set for November 29
UNM Foundation Human Resources Announcements
Flu Shots Still Available
Upcoming Staff Events for November
Employee Wellness Events for November
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month
This Year’s Great American Smokeout Set for November 17
Monthly “Round of Appaws” Winner Announced
November Birthdays
November UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
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Annual Giving Welcomes New Student Employee

Clarissa Aguirre

Clarissa Aguirre

Clarissa Aguirre joined the UNM Foundation’s Office of Annual Giving as a student office assistant in mid-October. Originally from San Diego, Calif., Clarissa is a UNM freshman majoring in speech and hearing sciences. During high school she was very active in extracurricular activities, playing softball and golf as well as participating in the Student Leadership Club and the Associated Student Body. She enjoys watching shows on Netflix like Doctor Who, The Office and Bojack Horseman. Music is a passion for Clarissa, and going to concerts is one of her favorite activities. “I love the feeling of being surrounded by people and singing along with the bands,” she said. “I’ve attended many concerts since elementary school, seeing various artists from John Legend to Alice in Chains, but my favorite band is the Red Hot Chili Peppers.” Clarissa can be reached at claguirre@unm.edu. Welcome, Clarissa!
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Anderson School’s Emily Fox to Leave UNM Foundation

Emily Fox

Emily Fox

Emily Fox, senior director of development for the UNM Anderson School of Management since December 2013, has resigned her position effective November 6. She has accepted a position with the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Congratulations, Emily! We wish you all the best!
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UNM Foundation Wraps Up Employee Giving Campaign

Editor’s note: UNMF Matching Gifts Coordinator Suzanne Eubank provided the following article.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the UNM Foundation Employee Giving Campaign. Even though the campaign has officially ended, you can still give! Choose among the following ways to contribute: visit the UNMF website to give via credit card, set up a payroll or EFT gift, or write a check. You may use any of these options at any time.

Don’t forget to submit your matching gift form. Eligible gifts are those made by full-time UNMF employees to UNM, UNMH or UNMF during the current fiscal year. Please see the matching gift form for more information. Questions? Please e-mail Suzanne at: Suzanne.Eubank@unmfund.org or call her at 313-7640.
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Roadrunner Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity Nears

Please join us next Thursday, November 10, from 10 a.m.– noon at Roadrunner Food Bank where we will volunteer for two hours in the warehouse. Keep in mind that our assignment is random, so we may be asked to wear hair nets. No sandals, please. Please let Suzanne Eubank know if you can join us by e-mailing Suzanne.Eubank@unmfund.org or calling 313-7640. We hope to see you there!
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UNM Foundation’s Annual Tree Trimming Celebration Set for November 29

Please join the Foundation’s Events Committee and its Community Projects Committee (CPC) for our Annual Tree Trimming Celebration and Giving Tree (students’ wishes for gifts) on Tuesday, November 29, at 3 p.m. The CPC has selected 30 children in need from Duranes Elementary to support this year.

The theme for our tree this year is Peace on Earth. Please bring a themed ornament to hang on the tree. Don’t forget the “cookie share” opportunity! If you have a favorite holiday cookie, please bring some to share with your co-workers. Hot beverages will be provided. Hope to see you there!
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UNM Foundation Human Resources Announcements

UNM Foundation employees’ open enrollment for medical, FSA, HSA, and voluntary critical illness and accident insurance is happening right now on ADP through November 15, 2016. We encourage all UNMF employees to attend one of the following sessions, as we have new and/or different benefits coming in 2017!

Open enrollment meetings are scheduled for:

• Nov. 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the auditorium at the UNM Science & Technology Park
• Nov. 7, 11 a.m.- 12 noon, at the auditorium at the UNM Science & Technology Park

HSA Open Enrollment Meeting: Nov. 4, 11 a.m., in the Second Floor Conference Room
FSA Open Enrollment Meeting: Nov. 4, 1 p.m., in the Second Floor Conference Room
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Flu Shots Still Available

Listed below is a list of locations offering flu shots:

• All PHS Plan Members can go to any Walgreen’s using their health insurance or one of the PHS Clinics listed here.
• UNMH offers free flu shot clinics. One date remains:

Nov. 5 – Southeast Heights Clinic, 8200 Central SE

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Upcoming Staff Events for November

Tree Trimming Celebration:  November 29, 3 p.m.; UNM Foundation Lobby (See article above for theme, etc.)

All Staff Meeting: November 30, 3 p.m.; auditorium at UNM Science & Technology Park

Annual Holiday Party: Friday, December 9, 11:30 a.m. Details to come!
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Employee Wellness Events for November

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: November 21 – January 3. The idea behind Project Zero is to not gain any holiday weight (this is not a weight loss campaign). Weigh-in will take place on November 21, 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Suite 108 Conference Room. Please email Denise.Codding@unmfund.org if you’d like to participate.
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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States. Although lung cancer is common, many people don’t know much about it or are afraid to learn. Why should you learn how lung cancer works? Learning about lung cancer is one of the best ways to feel more confident talking to your care team and more in control of the disease. When you know more about lung cancer, you can become a partner in your care with your doctors and nurses.

Lung cancer is a complex disease to understand and treat. Get the basics on how lung cancer starts, different types, how it affects your body as well as other facts you need to know by visiting www.lung.org. There you can find videos and downloadable resources from an interactive library.
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This Year’s Great American Smokeout Set for November 17

GAS16Get ready to lose the habit, and become victorious over tobacco. The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over tobacco addiction. Every November, the society sets aside the third Thursday – this year, November 17 – to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking.

About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013, there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the US, 8.8 smokeless tobacco users and 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes.

By quitting – even for one day – you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk. It’s a race for your health, and it starts Thursday, November 17. That’s the day that quitters win.

Please visit here for tools and resources to help you achieve success!
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Monthly “Round of Appaws” Winner 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 November—and the winner is . . . Joann Comerford! Congrats to Joann, who received a gift card.

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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November Birthdays

Suzanne Awen, Kim Madrid, Frankie Melvin, Laurie Roche
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November UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Kara Clem ’13, Sara Lister ’14, Mary Oishi ’06, Betty Olivas ’03, Betsy Till ’99, Nickie Vigil ’14, Joe Weiss ’15
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Please send submissions for the December 2016/January 2017 edition of DTales to Todd.Staats@unmfund.org and Mario.Lara@unmfund.org by 5 p.m. on November 30.
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“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.”
―Amy Grant
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