Giving Hope

The Gift a statue by Gene & Rebecca Tobey

"The Gift," a bronze sculpture and fountain created and donated by Gene and Rebecca Tobey, stands at the west entrance of the UNM Cancer Center. Photo by James Steinkamp (butterflies added).

Help us turn discovery into hope with your charitable gift or contribution to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center. Your generosity provides vital support for our programs by filling funding needs not met by grants and insurance reimbursement.You can become a member of our team with your charitable gift or contribution. Here are some examples of how your generosity can help:

  • Start promising new research programs
  • Support the application of advances through the purchase or upgrade of scientific equipment
  • Invest in cancer prevention initiatives
  • Encourage training and continuing education efforts for staff
  • Upgrade diagnosis and treatment facilities and equipment
  • Support patients and their families through our social, emotional, spiritual and economic services.

We invite you to join us in our building of hope for the future of cancer research & treatment by becoming a donor to the UNM Cancer Center. With the continuing support of the community the UNM Cancer Center is dedicated to curing cancer by conducting world class research in our laboratories, clinics, and communities; reducing cancer health care disparities in our populations; educating the next generation of cancer health care professionals and delivering state of the art cancer treatment to all New Mexicans. A gift comes in many forms: a cash donation, attending and helping support special events, leaving a bequest to the UNM Cancer Center, or getting your company to match the funds you give to the Cancer Center. Financial gifts strengthen the center’s opportunities to pursue research that leads to top quality patient cancer care.


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


For more information:

UNM Cancer Center Development Office
1 University of New Mexico
MSC07 4025
1201 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
505-272-4443
JSchroer@salud.unm.edu