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DTales October 7, 2015

DTales October 7, 2015

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Foundation News

In this issue:

UNMF Welcomes New Development Director for UNM College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences
UNMF Welcomes New Development Director for School of Medicine
UNMF Welcomes New Director of Prospect Management and Research
UNMF Welcomes New Director of East Coast Regional Development
Shannon Skinner Promoted to Planned Giving and Estates Manager
UNM Children’s Hospital Launches Desktop Canister Fund Raising as Part of CMN Market Test
Community Involvement Committee Annouces Volunteer Opportunity
United Way Campaign Kickoff
Flu Shots Available Off Site This Year
Holiday Schedule Updated
Upcoming Events
October is Dental Hygiene Month
October Birthdays
October UNMF/UNM Anniversaries
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UNMF Welcomes New Development Director for UNM College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences

Margaret (Maggie) Schold joined the UNM Foundation as director of development for the UNM College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences in early September. A New Mexico native and UNM alumna, Maggie has a professional background in special events fund raising and corporate communications. Previously, Maggie served as senior development manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Maggie has a bachelor of University Studies degree with a focus in English, creative writing and art history from UNM. She also holds an MFA in poetics from the New College of California. In her free time, she enjoys reading, sewing and reports that she aspires to be an avid cyclist. Maggie also reports that she and her husband, James Kitzmiller, have one daughter, Marigold, 14. You may reach Maggie at Maggie.Schold@unmfund.org or 277-5632. Welcome, Maggie!
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UNMF Welcomes New Development Director for School of Medicine

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Jessica Bridwell

Jessica Bridwell joined the UNM Foundation as a director of development for the UNM School of Medicine in early September. She comes to us from Albuquerque Academy where she has worked since 2008, most recently serving as associate director of advancement. Previously, she worked in UNM’s Human Resources Department for nearly three years. An Albuquerque native, Jessica spent time in Florida, Colorado, Indianapolis and Kansas City before returning to New Mexico in 2005. Jessica earned both her MBA and BS in business administration and management from Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Jessica has four younger brothers spread across the country, including one who’s a freshman at UNM, and many extended family members here in Albuquerque. She lives with her dog, Oscar, and enjoys traveling, being active, watching sports and volunteering. You may reach Jessica at Jessica.Bridwell@unmfund.org or 277-2195 (or on her cell: 505-264-2526). Welcome, Jessica!

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UNMF Welcomes New Director of Prospect Management and Research

Trish Idarola

Trish Idarola

Trish Idarola joined the UNM Foundation as director of prospect management and research in mid September. She brings more than 17 years experience in resource development, including expertise in prospect development, database management and gift processing. Most recently, Trish served as director of prospect research and management for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she provided consultative prospect research education and training services to local clubs to aid them in developing major and planned gift pipelines for funding priorities. Previously, she was with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America for five years, including serving as senior manager of prospect research and data administration. Prior to her time with Make-A-Wish, Trish spent almost 10 years with the University of South Florida Foundation, including five years as associate director of prospect management and research.
Trish has a BA in psychology from the University of South Florida. She is an accomplished artist and volunteers her time to various health and wellness causes in her community. You may reach Trish at Trish.Idarola@unmfund.org or 277-1655. Welcome, Trish!
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UNMF Welcomes New Director of East Coast Regional Development

Christopher (Chris) Albrecht

Christopher (Chris) Albrecht

Christopher (Chris) Albrecht joined the UNM Foundation as its East Coast regional director of development in early October. He comes to us from Ohio University where he served as senior director of development and executive director of alumni affairs for the College of Osteopathic Medicine. Previously, he spent four years at the University at Buffalo (the largest campus in the State University of New York System) as senior development director for the College of Arts & Sciences as well as the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Chris reports that he’s married with three grown children and that he’s a “mediocre yet enthusiastic golfer.” You may reach Chris at Chris.Albrecht@unmfund.org or (513) 378-4040. Welcome, Chris!
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Shannon Skinner Promoted to Planned Giving and Estates Manager

In recognition that her responsibilities in support of our general counsel and gift planning director have far exceeded what is typical for an executive assistant for some time now, Shannon Skinner has been promoted to planned giving and estates manager. In this position, Shannon can assist development staff with planned gift vehicles and information, as well as all incoming estate gift facilitation and transactions, including bequests, trusts, probate, real estate, investment accounts, royalties, and issues related to planned gift and estate gift processing. In addition, Shannon continues to assist general counsel in many corporate related functions. As a former business education and speech communications teacher and having spent many years in the legal and accounting field, Shannon reported that she “found her happy place” after joining the UNM Foundation staff in February 2006, when she began working for the UNM Hospitals Development Office. Congrats, Shannon!
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UNM Children’s Hospital Launches Desktop Canister Fund Raising as Part of CMN Market Test

dipjarWe have a terrific opportunity to raise funds for UNM Children’s Hospital, New Mexico’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and engage local businesses at the same time. Do you visit a local business regularly where you have a good relationship with the owner/manager? A new “dip jar canister fundraising” may be a great way to further strengthen your partnership.

We are part of a 6-month test market where donors “dip” their credit/debit card for an automatic gift of $1 or $2. All donor information is sent via cellular communications automatically and not stored in the 7” yellow electronic canister (see photo).

What a great way to support a local business and worthwhile charity. No liability or cost to the business (except the cost of a regular plug for electricity). There will be one of two marketing messages: “”Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are” OR “Help Cure Cancer and Other Childhood Diseases”

We have 15 “electronic jars” in need of a home. We welcome a variety of business types. Ideal locations include dry cleaners, shoe repair, tailor, beauty salon, bike shops, coffee shops, day cares, etc.

Please send your suggestions to Kara Clem-Wirtel at Kara.Clem@unmfund.org, Kathryn Richards at Kathryn.Richards@unmfund.org

We will show you how the “plug and play” device works and if you wish, visit the business with you. Thanks!
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Community Involvement Committee Annouces Volunteer Opportunity

The Community Involvement Committee would like to cordially invite you to volunteer with us at the Roadrunner Food Bank. Join us for two hours on Thursday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. It’s a feel-good event! Remember to wear closed-toed shoes. Hair nets may be required, depending on the volunteer opportunity we are assigned. Please contact Suzanne Eubank at 277-1747 if you can make it! We look forward to seeing you there!
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United Way Campaign Kickoff

Save the date – “Walk a mile” to the United Way 2015 Campaign Kickoff
Wednesday, October 14, 8:30-9:00 a.m., in the UNM Foundation lobby
Join us for the United Way Campaign Kickoff breakfast! This will be an opportunity for you to learn about participating in the annual United Way Campaign, which is so important to our community. You will also have the chance to win some fun prizes! We hope to see you there.
Please contact Suzanne Eubank at 277-1747 or Diana Martinez at 277-2210 with any questions.
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Flu Shots Available Off Site This Year

The UNM Foundation will not be providing flu shots onsite this year; however, please note the list of Albuquerque locations offering flu shots:

  • PHS Plan Members may go to any Walgreens using their health insurance
  • UNMH is offering the following free locations:
    • Family Practice Clinic, DRIVE THRU, 2400 Tucker NE, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., ages 9 years and up
    • North Valley Clinic/ St. Theresa Parish Church, 3401 N. 4th Street, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., ages 6 years and up
  • Saturday, Oct. 10
    • 1209 Primary Care Clinic, 1209 University NE 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 months and up
    • Young Children’s Health Center, 306 San Pedro SE, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, ages 6 months and up
    • Westside Clinic, 4808 McMahon Blvd NW, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 months and up
  • Saturday, Oct. 17
    • Northeast Heights Clinic, DRIVE THRU, 7801 Academy NE, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 8 years and up
    • Lobos Love Pink Homecoming Game – UNM Stadium parking lot, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., adults only
  • Monday, Oct. 19
    • Vein and Cosmetic Clinic, 7007 Wyoming NE, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., ages 6 months and up
  • Saturday, Oct. 24
    • UNM Center for Life, 4700 Jefferson NE, 9 a.m. – noon, ages 6 years and up
    • Southwest Mesa Clinic, 301 Unser NW, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., ages 6 years and up
  • Saturday, Oct. 31
    • Lobo Care and Senior Health, 1101-4A Medical Arts Ave. NE, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., ages 6 months and up
    • Saturday, Nov. 7
    • Southeast Heights Clinic, 8200 Central SE, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 8200 Central SE, ages 6 months and up
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Holiday Schedule Updated

The following is an updated holiday schedule for the remainder of 2015:

Thanksgiving Break
November 25 from 1 – 5 p.m. (4 hours) – Added
November 26-27, 2015

Winter break
December 22 from 1 – 5 p.m. (4 hours) – Added
December 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2015 and January 1, 2016
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Upcoming Events

  • October 5 – November 6, 2015

Employee Fall Wellness Campaign
5-Week Variety Challenge – A different health challenge each week for 5 weeks;
great incentive prizes will be awarded each week and another prize for all those
who complete all 5 weeks.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 – 2nd floor conference room

Employee Wellness: Managing Stress before the Holidays.

  • Friday, October 30, 2015 – UNM Foundation lobby

Halloween Potluck, Costume and Pumpkin Carving Contests.

Please contact Denise to sign up for the employee wellness session or the 5-week lifestyle campaign. Thanks!
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October is Dental Hygiene Month

Everyone knows (or should know!) the importance of brushing, flossing and rinsing daily. But in case you need more of an incentive to keep your mouth squeaky clean, check out the ways in which oral health is connected to overall health, specifically heart health by clicking here.
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October Birthdays

Brenda Barela, Jessica Bridwell, Yolanda Domínguez, Karl Kaplan, Jennifer Kemp, Raquel LeCesne, Tanya Lovato, Betty Olivas, Jeff Rabinek, Justin Schroer
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October UNMF/UNM Anniversaries

Marlena Bermel ’03, Anndee Wright Brown ’11, Jacki Gerard ’14, Sheila Hard ’11, Drea Kendall ’05, Juniper Manley ’08, Ciara Martinez, ’14, Ellen Peterson ’05, Candy Romero ’04, Charlotte Wall-Smith ’10
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Want something in the next DTales?

Please send submissions for the November 2015 edition of DTales to Todd.Staats@unmfund.org and Mario.Lara@unmfund.org by 5 p.m. on Wed., October 28. Thanks!
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“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”
—Jim Bishop
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