Ways You Can Give

There are as many giving opportunities at ENMU as there are avenues of interest for our alumni and friends. Your gift can be designated for scholarships as well as academic, cultural and intercollegiate athletic programs throughout the University. The ENMU Foundation welcomes gifts of all sizes. Unless you request anonymity, we will acknowledge your gift accordingly.

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Types of Gifts

Unrestricted Gifts
A gift without restrictions offers maximum flexibility, ensuring the general excellence of the University. The University Fund consists of all unrestricted gifts.

Restricted Gifts
A gift designated for a specific school, department, program or scholarship. For gifts that help the most students directly, the foundation encourages gifts to the Starter Scholarships or the Scholarship Fund.

Gifts of Cash
An outright gift of cash, either in full or on a pledge plan, will provide you with an income-tax deduction based on current tax laws and the amount of your income. Please make your check payable to the ENMU Foundation or donate online making a secure donation online now.

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Gifts of Endowment
An endowed gift provides ENMU with income every year in perpetuity. With a minimum contribution of $5,000 you may establish an endowment in the name of your choice, allowing the interest to be used annually.

Gifts of Security
An outright gift of appreciated stock eliminates any capital gains tax. This type of gift allows you to claim an income-tax deduction based on the full market value of long-term securities, regardless of their original cost.

Matching Gifts
A gift matched by an employer, which can increase your gift amount. Contact your personnel office to determine if your company has a matching gift program. If so, you may be able to add significantly to the value of your own contribution.

Memorials and Tributes
A gift to the University in honor of another. When someone special in your life marks a time of passage, a gift is a fitting way to honor the occasion and express your sentiments. We will notify the honoree or appropriate family member at your request.

Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of a home, vacation home, farm, ranch or any other dwelling, commercial property or undeveloped land.

Gifts in Kind (Tangible Gifts)
Antiques, paintings, jewelry, equipment and other items of worth.

The ENMU Foundation and the ENMU Alumni Association have board of director roles. Departments and events around campus can always use volunteers to assist in the mission of ENMU.

Leave a Legacy

You can leave a legacy by including the ENMU Foundation in your will and/or estate plans or other deferred gift options such as Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts. You'll find helpful information on these pages regarding planned giving and online tools. You can also learn about current news affecting donors today.

One person's gift can inspire generations to come.

Throughout the years, many individuals have been inspired by philanthropic ideals and have chosen to advance knowledge and transform lives. Through their commitment and support, these benefactors take part in shaping the future of the University. Regardless of the size of your estate, what has been accumulated is a testimony to your life, your hard work, your central values and commitments. What is transferred to the next generation and how it is done can accurately reflect your vision and goals. In reviewing the planned giving options, you may be surprised to discover ways to contribute to ENMU, while not adversely affecting your financial security or that of loved ones. To learn more about including the ENMU Foundation in your estate plan, explore our planned giving pages and online tools or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., executive director, at 575.562.2412.

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