Memorial Gifts

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Remembering a Loved One

The New Mexico State University Foundation staff can work with you to create a memorial or special gift honoring a person you admire, respect, or want to remember in a meaningful way. These gifts are a heartfelt way to honor loved ones or remember special occasions in their lives. Gifts can be made to any college, department, program, or scholarship that you choose. These may be a one-time contribution to an existing fund or a new named fund (some restrictions apply).

Making a Gift in Honor of Someone to an Existing Fund

If you'd like to make a gift to an existing fund in honor of a loved one, please visit our online giving page. Select the amount you'd like to give, pick the fund, then click "Add Donation." In the Comments section, you can list the name of the person you're making the gift in honor or memory of.

Starting a New Named Fund in Honor or Memory of Someone

Such a gift is a generous and thoughtful way to recognize a person's life and accomplishments. We invite you to honor your loved one by contacting the NMSU Foundation at 575-646-1613 or foundation@nmsu.edu and setting up a special fund today.

We know that many times memorial gifts are created at difficult times. We offer this language to include in your loved one’s obituary:

“To honor the memory of (loved one’s name), the family is establishing a memorial fund in (his/her) name at New Mexico State University. Gifts made payable to the NMSU Foundation can be mailed to NMSU Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590. Gifts can also be made online at giving.nmsu.edu."

Please note that when a gift is made in honor or memory of someone, the NMSU Foundation sends a note to the honoree or a family member when contact information is provided. Gift amounts are not disclosed.