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DTales October 1, 2014

DTales October 1, 2014

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Foundation News

In this issue:
UNMF Welcomes New Associate Director of Development for Annual Giving
UNMF Research and Prospect Management Department Welcomes New Intern
Other UNM Foundation Staff Changes
UNMF Staff Prepare to Kick Off United Way Employee Campaign
UNMF to Participate in Fourth Annual Roadrunner Food Bank Project
Mark Your Calendar
Upcoming Employee Wellness Activities
Looking for Wellness Committee Members!
Employee Wellness: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
October Birthdays
October UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
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UNMF Welcomes New Associate Director of Development for Annual Giving

Dominguez-JalenJalen Dominguez joined the UNM Foundation staff in mid-September as associate director of Annual Giving for the President’s Club. Jalen comes to us from UCLA Athletics, where he served as associate director of ticket sales. Originally from Albuquerque, Jalen is a graduate of Albuquerque High School. He earned his bachelor’s in business administration from New Mexico State University, where he also played Division I college basketball. Jalen received his master’s degree in sports administration from the University of New Mexico in 2009. Since then, he has worked in sports administration and held a position at the Lobo Club. Jalen is the son of Jeronimo (Jerry) Dominguez and Meave Dominguez, also from Albuquerque. Both of Jalen’s parents have PhDs from UNM and have worked at the University. You may reach Jalen at Jalen.Dominguez@unmfund.org or 277-2816. Welcome, Jalen!
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UNMF Research and Prospect Management Department Welcomes New Intern

Currence-AaronAaron Currence joined UNMF’s Prospect Management Department in mid-September as a research intern. Aaron is a graduate student pursuing his master’s degree in philosophy at UNM. He received his bachelor’s degree from Hiram College in his native state of Ohio, where he also earned valedictorian honors at James A. Garfield High School. Aaron previously worked for Putt-Putt Golf & Games in Albuquerque. In his free time, Aaron enjoys chess, thrift-store shopping, watching horror movies and Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (2nd edition). Aaron is also an amateur magician. Aaron’s family includes Atticus, a handsome grey-haired tabby cat. You may reach Aaron at Aaron.Currence@unmfund.org or 277-1655. Welcome, Aaron!
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Other UNM Foundation Staff Changes

Lauren Adee, director of Annual Giving for Athletics has resigned effective September 12, 2014. She has accepted a position with her Alma Mater.

Ross Burkstaller, director of development for the College of Nursing has resigned his position effective October 9, 2014. He and his wife will be taking a few months to travel around the country.
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UNMF Staff Prepare to Kick Off United Way Employee Campaign

buck_stops_hereElizabeth Cochran and Suzanne Eubank are delighted to be chosen as this year’s United Way of Central New Mexico Employee Campaign managers for The UNM Foundation from October 13 to November 11.

We are happy to continue the outstanding 2013 campaign results delivered by all of you and by Drea’s leadership.  The work of United Way of Central New Mexico is touching more lives in our community than ever before.  Last year’s workplace campaign raised more than $35 thousand dollars, which helped create long-lasting change in thousands of lives. The challenges many New Mexican’s continue to face are not easy to overcome.  By working together, we can make Albuquerque and Central New Mexico the best it can be – for all of us. The buck starts here… Where it stops is up to you!

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UNMF to Participate in Fourth Annual Roadrunner Food Bank Project

The UNMF Community Service Committee has scheduled its fourth annual volunteer opportunity with community partner Roadrunner Food Bank: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. If you would like to participate, please contact Margaret Ortega at Margaret.Ortega@unmfund.org or 277-0689.

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Mark Your Calendar

Halloween Potluck, Costume Contest and Pumpkin Carving Contest: Friday, October 31, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., UNM Foundation Lobby.
Please join your co-workers for an amazing Halloween potluck, costume contest (group and individual) and a pumpkin carving contest!. The potluck sign-up sheet will be available at the main reception desk at Two Woodward Center by October 6.

Annual Tree Trimming and Cookie Share: December 2. Details to come.

Annual Holiday Party: December 5, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Albuquerque Country Club.
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Upcoming Employee Wellness Activities

NY Life Presentation and one-to-one sessions – October 15, 10 – 11:30 a.m. – second floor conference room. Please RSVP to Roddy Thomson at gthomson@ft.newyorklife.com.

Fidelity Presentation – Preparing Your Savings for Retirement – October 21, 9 a.m. You may also sign up for a one-to-one session with Thomas Radzavich. Time slots available from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Please email Thomas directly at thomas.radzavich@fmr.com to schedule a one-to-one appointment.

Work Life Balance with Employee Health Promotions – October 15, 12 noon, Suite 108 conference room. Please RSVP to denise.codding@unmfund.org if you would like to attend.
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Looking for Wellness Committee Members!

Would you be interested in joining the UNMF Wellness Committee? If so, please join us for our next meeting scheduled for October 15 at 1:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room.
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Employee Wellness: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

(Article taken from www.nationalbreastcancer.org)

While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. The National Breast Cancer Organization has made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go.

What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. The damaged cells can invade surrounding tissue, but with early detection and treatment, most people continue a normal life.

Facts about Breast Cancer in the United States

  •   One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  •   Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.
  •   Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
  •   Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
  •   Although breast cancer in men is rare, an estimated 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately 410 will die each year.
  •  A Global Burden

According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and affecting countries at all levels of modernization.

Good News About Breast Cancer Trends
In recent years, perhaps coinciding with the decline in prescriptive hormone replacement therapy after menopause, we have seen a gradual reduction in female breast cancer incidence rates among women aged 50 and older. Death rates from breast cancer have been declining since about 1990, in part to better due to screening and early detection, increased awareness, and continually improving treatment options.

The UNM Foundation has registered a team (UNMF Lobos) for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. We hope you can join us in keeping the fight going to eradicate this disease!
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October Birthdays

Brenda Barela, Lee De León, Yolanda Domínguez, Karl Kaplan, Jennifer Kemp, Raquel LeCesne, Betty Olivas, Jeff Rabinek, Justin Schroer
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October UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Marlena Bermel ’03, Anndee Wright Brown ’11, Gary Essenpreis ’98, Sheila Hard ’11, Maria Johnson ’11, Drea Kendall ’05, Jennifer Malaney ’13, Juniper Manley ’08, Ellen Peterson ’05, Charlotte Wall-Smith ’10
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Please send submissions for the November 2014 edition of DTales to todd.staats@unmfund.org AND mario.lara@unmfund.org by 5 p.m. on Wed., October 29. PLEASE NOTE: Failure to send info to BOTH contact may result in your information being missed. Thanks!
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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
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