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.
El Oso de Salud, or “the healing bear,” is the symbol of the UNM Cancer Center and a Native American totem of power, health and protection. It represents our desire to serve with strength, courage and great ability those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Persons who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the UNM Cancer Center become members of the El Oso de Salud Society. El Oso de Salud members receive invitations to special events, an El Oso de Salud pin and recognition in the annual report and on the El Oso de Salud plaque in the clinic. Our partners in providing state-of-the-art cancer care and driving our cutting-edge research, El Oso de Salud members are our most dedicated donors.
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
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Please call the UNM Cancer Center Development Office at 505-272-4443 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.
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
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: