Become a rePETE giver to make a lasting impact

Steady contributions of any amount help the New Mexico State University system create a strong foundation on which to build our great institution and campuses across the state. As the mascot for NMSU, Pistol Pete is proud of the school he gets to call home – from the sheep barns to the theaters, to seeing Aggie alumni make their way into the world.

Making a monthly or quarterly gift of any amount is a simple and sustainable way to make an impact, and we’re calling these important donors our “rePETE” givers in honor of Pistol Pete. A rePETE gift may be created, adjusted or stopped at any time by contacting the NMSU Foundation.

To learn more about becoming a rePETE giver, visit

The 1888 Society Key – what does it mean?

New Mexico State University’s 1888 Society recognizes individuals who have notified us that New Mexico State University is included in their estate plans as the beneficiary of a will, trust, life income gift, life insurance policy, retirement plan or other planned gifts. To celebrate and honor their generosity, we give each member their own 1888 Society Key. We think of it as a key to our university’s future, and point of Aggie pride. A careful look at the design reveals Aggie history and symbolism, including the Miller Field Gate that appears as the key’s teeth. We ask our 1888 Society members to display it proudly, and hope that this conversation piece will encourage them to share their Aggie story, and inspire others to consider philanthropy at NMSU.

To learn more about becoming a member of the 1888 Society, visit,
send an email to or call 800-342-6678.