What is an endowment?
Donors may establish an endowment fund to ensure a gift’s long-lasting impact for UNM. Because only investment returns are typically disbursed, your gift continues in perpetuity. The UNM Foundation’s endowment funds are invested and managed by the Foundation’s Investment Committee in consultation with investment advisors. Each spring, the Committee meets to review the endowment’s allocation, performance and policies to determine the amount of money to be disbursed to each of the endowed academic and athletic scholarships and programs maintained by the UNM Foundation.