Ways to Give

"Duality" a painting by Dan Namingha

"Duality," a large painting created as a gift especially for the UNM Cancer Center by world-renowned artist Dan Namingha, hangs just inside our main entrance.

Annual Giving

Annual giving to our General Fund provides essential and flexible resources that allow us respond to pressing needs as they arise. Of course, you may designate an annual contribution to a specific cause that is important to you, including patient assistance, education, general research or research in a particular field. Some donors choose to honor a certain physician or family member with a gift.

You may contribute to the UNM Cancer Center through The United Way of Central New Mexico, through a specific designation with them. The United Way of Central New Mexico does not extract a management fee from such gifts.

Your contribution to the UNM Cancer Center may qualify for a matching gift from your employer, your spouse’s employer or your previous employer if you are retired. Corporate matching gifts can leverage individual gifts and greatly increase the amount received by the UNM Cancer Center. Please contact your company’s human resources department for more information.

The UNM Cancer Center will also accept in-kind gifts. This can be anything from blankets, books and artwork to medical and research equipment. Our Development Office follows UNM’s policy for accepting such gifts, and can assist you with your donation.

Persons who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the UNM Cancer Center become members of the El Oso de Salud Society.


Memorials, Tribute & Special Occasion Gifts

Gifts may be made in honor or memory of a particular individual. The Development Office will acknowledge these gifts by sending the names of donors to the person being honored or to the family, in the case of a memorial gift; we do not disclose the amount of a gift.

The address to include in memorial announcements is:

UNM Cancer Center Development Office
MSC07 4025
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Please call the UNM Cancer Center Development Office at 505-925-0471 to discuss how these gifts should be directed and to let us know whom we should notify about any memorial gifts we receive. These gifts may also be made online, and the donor can simply list the individual to be honored in the appropriate area.


Artwork Donations

Art makes our state-of-the-art facility a beautiful, warm and healing space.

If you would like to contribute artwork by established artists to the UNM Cancer Center, please contact our Development team. They will ask you to submit information about the artwork. Our art committee and CEO meet periodically to review prospective donations.

While we welcome offers to donate artwork, please understand that we cannot accept every piece offered to us. Our art committee and CEO will determine the pieces we can accept and where they will be displayed. In particular, we cannot accept any pieces that need repair, conservation treatment, or expensive rehousing.

We greatly appreciate your interest in considering a donation of art to the UNM Cancer Center.

If you have questions or would like to make a donation of art, please contact our Development team.

Contact the Development Team:

Email JooHee Berglund or call 505-925-0471

Email Lorraine Hare  or call 505-272-4609


You may donate to several UNM Cancer Center Funds, including the following:

John H. (Jack) Saiki Clinical Oncology Endowment Fund | Visit Dr. Saiki’s Memorial Page

Research Fund

Clinic Building Fund

Education and Outreach Fund

General Support Fund

Patient Care Fund

For a full list of available funds and descriptions of each, please visit the UNM Foundation website:

Donate Online