How to Give

There are as many giving opportunities at ENMU-Ruidoso as there are avenues of interest for our alumni and friends. Your gift can be designated for scholarships as well as academic or trade programs throughout the Community College. The ENMU-Ruidoso Foundation welcomes gifts of all sizes. Unless you request anonymity, we will acknowledge your gift accordingly.

Types of Gifts

Unrestricted Gifts
A gift without restrictions offers maximum flexibility, ensuring the general excellence of the Community College. The University Fund consists of all unrestricted gifts.

Restricted Gifts
You may designate a gift for a specific department, program or scholarship.

Gifts of Cash
Your outright gift of cash, either in full or on a pledge plan, will provide you with an income-tax deduction based on current tax laws and the amount of your income. Please make your check payable to the ENMU-Ruidoso Foundation.

Gifts of Endowment
Your endowed gift will provide ENMU-Ruidoso with income every year in perpetuity. With a minimum contribution of $5,000 you may establish an endowment in the name of your choice, allowing the interest to be used annually.

Gifts of Security
An outright gift of appreciated stock eliminates any capital gains tax and allows you to claim an income-tax deduction based on the full market value of long-term securities, regardless of their original cost.

Matching Gifts
Contact your personnel office to determine if your company has a matching gift program. If so, you may be able to add significantly to the value of your own contribution.

Memorials and Tributes
When someone special in your life marks a time of passage, a gift to the Community College is a fitting way to honor the occasion and express your sentiments. We will notify the honoree or appropriate family member at your request.

Gifts of Real Estate
You may give ENMU-Ruidoso your home, vacation home, farm, ranch or any other dwelling, commercial property or undeveloped land. The Foundation will accept a remainder interest in a personal residence, farm, or vacation property.

Gifts in Kind (Tangible Gifts)
Antiques, paintings, jewelry, equipment and other items of worth make suitable gifts to ENMU-Ruidoso.

You may refer to our Gift Acceptance Policy.

Click here to learn more about Leaving a Legacy by including the ENMU Foundation in your will and/or estate plans or other deferred gift options such as Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts.