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Beyond expectations ALUMNI CONNECTIONS

Aggie supporters pour $5.7 million into scholarship funds on GivingTuesday


n Dec. 1, 2015, New Mexico State University witnessed the tremendous support of Aggies, students and friends of the university during its first-ever GivingTuesday fundraising event. The transformational results will have an impact across the NMSU system for many years to come. The grand total – which includes dollar-for-dollar matches on every gift made to any scholarship fund across the NMSU system using revenue from NMSU’s alumni license plate program – reached $5.7 million for student scholarships, and resulted in the creation of 82 new scholarships. GivingTuesday was supported by 2,441 donors, including every member of the NMSU Foundation Board of Directors and the NMSU Board of Regents, who encouraged their peers to give, as well. Many campus leaders and community supporters took turns manning the GivingTuesday headquarters phone bank, placing calls to thank donors for their support of student success.

32 Panorama | New Mexico State University | Spring 2016

Panorama - Spring 2016  

Panorama is NMSU's Alumni and Friends magazine. To read the current issue, visit To view the Fall 2016 issue as a...

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