New Horizons Society

About the New Horizons Society

For many of us, there is a strong desire to make a difference in our world. The search for significance and a desire to plan for the future leads us to ponder our legacy. Many who have been touched by their UNM experience have chosen to make a gift through their estate that honors the university and people who have impacted their lives.

The UNM Foundation created the New Horizons Society (NHS) to recognize individuals and families whose estate plans support The University of New Mexico. Members include alumni, faculty, staff, parents and community members. NHS members are honored at an annual lunch that celebrates the impact of estate gifts on University programs, students and faculty.

If you name the UNM Foundation as the beneficiary of an estate gift of any size, we want to welcome you as an NHS member. Estate gifts include a provision in a will or trust, a beneficiary designation (on a bank account, retirement plan or life insurance policy), or any charitable gift that provides lifetime income to the donor, such as a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

For more information or to let us know that you’ve included UNM in your estate plan, visit our planned giving website or contact Bonnie McLeskey, Associate Vice President of Planned Giving at or (505) 313-7610.