Giving Tuesday

Donors again make annual event a huge success

Thanks to the generosity of New Mexico State University’s alumni and friends, the system’s second-annual Giving Tuesday event brought in $2 million in gifts to support NMSU students and programs across all campuses.

By the Numbers

1,452 total donors in a 24-hour period
845 online gifts
598 faculty and staff donors
403 first-time donors
213 new alumni donors
123 students made a gift – a huge increase from last year
41 challenges were issued to inspire others to give, including 21 from faculty and staff 22 new gift agreements established

Three exciting major gifts announced:

$250,000 from Ammu and Rama Devasthali for D.W. Williams Hall Challenge
$200,000 from Emera/NM Gas Co. to Arrowhead Center
$50,000 in an unexpected online gift from an accounting alumnus

Above: At the kickoff celebration for Giving Tuesday, leadership announced a $250,000 matching gift pledged by NMSU donors Ammu and Rama Devasthali. The dollar-for-dollar matching gift will be used to encourage contributions to the building fund to replace D.W. Williams Hall. The building, a 78-year-old former gymnasium, currently houses NMSU’s Department of Art and University Art Gallery.
Top right: New Mexico State University students, from left, Cordel Pyle, Kyle Clarsen and Brooklyn Burnett make their gifts during Giving Tuesday.
Bottom right: Pistol Pete gets ready to submit his online donation during Giving Tuesday.

NMSU Giving Tuesday returns Nov. 28, 2017, with celebration headquarters in Las Cruces and Albuquerque!