Major & Planned Gifts

"We Are Here" a painting by B. C. Nowlin

"We Are Here," a painting created especially for the UNM Cancer Center by B. C. Nowlin in memory of his parents who both died of lung cancer, and sponsored by Dorothy and Larry Rainosek, hangs in the Radiation Oncology waiting room.

Major Gifts

Individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations play an important role in supporting the mission of the UNM Cancer Center. In addition to annual gifts, some demonstrate their commitment to those touched by cancer by establishing permanent funds for research, fellowships or faculty positions; purchasing research equipment; or underwriting programs for professional and public education.  These major gifts have been transformative for the Cancer Center, and our development team would like to speak with you about options, which can include multi-year pledges, gifts of stock or other appreciated assets, or naming naming the UNM Cancer Center as beneficiary of a planned gift.

Please contact the UNM Cancer Center Development Office at 505-272-4443 or JSchroer@salud.unm.edu to discuss making these types of donations.


"Hope" a sculpture created and donated by UNM Cancer Center patient Leshek Zavistovsky.

"Hope," a minimalist sculpture created and donated by UNM Cancer Center patient Leshek Zavistovsky.

Wills and Trusts

Donors often give to the UNM Cancer Center through planned gifts. These come in the form of bequests through wills or living trusts, designation of proceeds from life insurance or retirement funds; gifts of real estate; or gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. As an added benefit, these gifts may reduce your income and estate taxes.

Gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts are examples of planned gifts that can provide annual payments for you, your spouse or another person; reduce your taxes through the charitable deduction; produce income from highly appreciated but low-yielding assets, and save estate/gift taxes.

You can also remember the UNM Cancer Center in your will. In addition, the UNM Cancer Center can be named as beneficiary of retirement plans, trusts or life insurance policies. Such gifts can reduce estate taxes. Personalized illustrations can show how you and your family can benefit from planning gifts to the UNM Cancer Center and help leave a legacy of hope for all New Mexicans touched by cancer.

If you have already included the UNM Cancer Center in your long-range financial plans or your will, we would like to know so that we can thank you!


"Morning Enchantment" a painting by Irby Brown

"Morning Enchantment," a painting created and donated by Irby Brown.

Endowments

An endowment is a perpetual fund maintained by the UNM Foundation that can be directed for the benefit of the UNM Cancer Center. With an endowment, the principal is retained, and a formula is used to determine how much income may be spent in a given year. Generally, this has ranged from between 4% and 5%. If the endowment earns more income in a given year than this spending formula, the balance of earnings is returned to principal, so that the endowment may continue to grow over time.

To establish an endowment, the UNM Foundation requires a minimum gift of $25,000, which may be contributed over a five-year period. Donors enter into an endowment agreement with the UNM Foundation to specify the purpose of their gift.

Please contact the UNM Cancer Center Development Office at 505-272-4443 or JSchroer@salud.unm.edu to discuss making these types of donations.


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:

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