Why is the Foundation separate from the University?

The UNM Foundation is specifically organized to provide independent management, reporting and stewardship services that donors require. Donors receive many benefits from this separate organization, including:

  • Central management of these services results in greater efficiency and use of operational funds.
  • Allows development staff to be disciplined and solely focused on fund raising and effectiveness on behalf of their respective University programs and initiatives.

FAQ Category:  Foundation and University Relations