Types of Gifts

Planned Giving

Endowed Scholarships

Tech maintains hundreds of endowed scholarships that you can contribute to.  Many are based on departments, academic standings or special interests. Most of them are memorial scholarships.  You can begin a scholarship with any amount; however, a scholarship is not considered to be “endowed” until it reaches $15,000 at which point it is able to sustain itself in perpetuity. One can donate to an existing scholarship (Click here for list) or create your own.


Endowed Chairs

Donors can endow a chair in the department of their choice. Through such a gift the donor can fund a research position in the department of his or her choice, direct a course of research, or simply augment the existing resources of the department. Many donors wish to support the departments where they studied. Companies with special interests often support ongoing research in their field of expertise.  There are many ways to endow a chair.

Departmental Gifts

Donors can choose to give any gift amount to the department of their choice. They can also specify where and how they want their gifts used. Common gifts may include departmental scholarships, funding for travel, graduate students and research equipment.

Special Gifts

At any time New Mexico Tech may be working on a special fund raising project. An example of this is our new Macey Family Children’s Center. In addition to large-scale building projects, donors can also support specific university projects, such as student clubs, the golf course, landscaping projects and memorial benches. These special gifts help New Mexico Tech  grow and yet allow donors to support their special interests.

Annual Giving

New Mexico Tech also accepts non-monetary gifts such as real estate and stocks. All gifts to New Mexico Tech are tax-deductible due to our non-profit status. For more information about how to donate to New Mexico Tech please contact Colleen Guengerich, Director for the Office for Advancement at cguengerich@admin.nmt.edu or call 575.835.5352.