The New Mexico Highlands Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of New Mexico Highlands University. Its purpose is to solicit, receive, and manage funds contributed by individuals, corporations, and foundations for the benefit of the university and its students.
The HU Foundation conducts the principal fundraising activities of the university in conjunction with the Office of Development. Housed with the Office of Development, and closely connected to its work, is the Alumni Affairs Office.
A foundation that is 26 years old, the HU Foundation’s endowment now stands at a market value of approximately $3 million. Net assets stand at $5.5 million.
Annual Giving to Highlands
Each year, the HU Foundation, in conjunction with the Alumni Association, embarks upon an annual fund to support the scholarships and other efforts of the HU Foundation to support Highlands. Unrestricted gifts are directed toward the university’s most pressing needs. The foundation welcomes all gifts of cash, securities, insurance policies, bequests, real property and in-kind donations such as equipment or services. Annual donors may designate how they would like their gifts to be used, and all individual contributions count toward the annual fund.
Ilfeld Auditorium - restoration was completed in Fall 1996. Named chairs are still being sold. The funds go to the Ilfeld Restoration Fund, ensuring that the building continues in prime condition.
A gift to the HU Foundation is essentially an investment in human potential. You may mail your donations to the HU Foundation, Inc. New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701. You may contribute by credit card by calling the HU Foundation at 505.454.3248 or via FAX at 505.454.3006.
All annual donors to Highlands will be recognized in a Highlands alumni listing and will receive letters and receipts to be used for income tax purposes. Donors who give $100 a year or more will be recognized with honorary alumni association membership. The HU Foundation is a fully qualified nonprofit organization. Its sole mission is the support of New Mexico Highlands University.