Give to The College of Fine Arts

Your Gift Matters!

At the UNM College of Fine Arts, a lot happens in a year. Gifts from alumni, parents, students and friends make it all possible. Your gift today supports the experience of our students, our faculty and our community.

Your Private Financial Support Provides:

  • Increased access and opportunity for our students through scholarships, and access to opportunities that broaden their education both in and out of the classroom or studio settings.
  • Our faculty with the resources to provide vigorous, creative instruction for our students, while nurturing a dynamic community of our students by encouraging experimentation, bold inquiry and active collaboration.
  • Our students the opportunity to develop and refine their talents, build sustainable careers and positively affect our communities.

Ways To Give


Give online at

Under “designations” click “View All Giving Opportunities” to find the area you wish to support


Make the check payable to the UNM Foundation

On the memo line, please designate CFA and the department, area or fund

Mail to UNM Foundation
700 Lomas NE, Ste 108
Albuquerque, NM 87102


Current UNM faculty and staff can donate through an automatic payroll deduction

Details are available online

End of Year Giving Information

If you have questions about end-of-year gifts, please find information online at


Impact UNM: Crowdfunding Campaigns

We’re excited to share BIG campaigns where ANY SIZE gift has IMPACT. These crowdfunding campaigns source contributions from a large number of people to provide funding for a specific project. At UNM this is a powerful way to allow faculty, staff, students, and friends to create and share approved fundraising campaigns with an engaged community – YOU!

Explore UNM Crowdfunding Campaigns > 

Support Photo Graduate Students

UNM Photo, ranked #8 nationally, actively provides opportunities for students to form strong connections among cohorts at UNM, regionally within the Southwest, and nationally with involvement in the Society for Photographic Education (SPE).

Dance Scholarships Through Friends of Dance

Each fall Friends of Dance hosts an alumni performance to raise money for student scholarships. The performance not only brings together dance alumni who have achieved notoriety in the dance world, but ensures our students have the financial support needed to succeed.

Send Art Students to the Annual College Art Association (CAA) Conference

CAA is a national gathering of art historians, artists, and art educators. Dozens of panels bring hundreds of scholars together to discuss a wide variety of topics in the field. It is a central event for emerging scholars to network with future colleagues and hear the most current research presented by preeminent scholars in the field.

Expanding the UNM Art Museum’s Student Opportunities

The UNM Art Museum serves as a teaching museum to faculty and students, offering student employment opportunities, professional development, and mentorship opportunities to students across the University campus.

Contact Us

Interested in estate planning, matching gifts, gifts of stocks or other securities, or other funding opportunities for the UNM College of Fine Arts? Or, need additional information on making a gift? Please contact the CFA Development Office.

Kristine Purrington

Kristine Purrington

Senior Director of Development
UNM Fine Arts
(505) 277-7320
Center for the Arts Rm. #1009


Shelly Smith

Shelly Smith

Director of Development
UNM Fine Arts
(505) 453-2159
Center for the Arts, Rm. # 1101

Give by Department or Area

Dean's Fund & Special Projects

Department of Art

Department of Film & Digital Arts

Department of Music

Department of Theatre & Dance

UNM Art Museum

Tamarind Institute


How to Give to a Fund Not Listed

Start at

• Select an amount

• Fill in the requested information

• In the box add comments on this gift, or indicate the name of a person you’d like to memorialize or honor, type in the fund name or number of the fund you’d like to donate to

• Review

• Complete your gift by clicking on Add Payment and Checkout

How to Give by Check

• Make the check payable to the UNM Foundation.

• Enter Fund Name and Number on the memo line.

• Mail to: UNM Foundation
700 Lomas NE, Ste 108
Albuquerque, NM 87102.

Payroll Deduction

• Current UNM faculty and staff can donate through Payroll Deduction.

Download the Payroll Deduction Form >

• You will receive a heartfelt thank you and a receipt of your gift! Thank you!

How to Apply

• All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM

•After meeting all CFA admission requirements, students must apply to become a declared major.

Academic Advisement

The College of Fine Arts Student Success & Advisement Center is committed to serve the UNM community with compassion, guidance, and respect as we promote academic excellence.

To speak with a CFA advisor, please call (505) 277-4817.