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Raise The Flag for UNM ROTC

Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
143 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM MDT
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Message from UNM alumn, Paul Blodgett

September 10, 2021

Check out the message below from Paul Blodgett, NROTC '02. To add your own message, please email Chris Albrecht at  

"Very happy to see the foundation supporting the ROTC with this initiative and, especially, the matching gift from President Stokes. 

My experience of 9/11 20 years ago was shaped in large part by being a midshipman at UNM on that day.  The Marines and I were in Johnson Gym when the first plane hit the tower, we ran back to the ROTC unit to secure the building and watched the towers fall on the TV there.  Such a horrible day, but being a part of the NROTC team provided so much support and made an incredible impact on my life to this day."

-Paul Blodgett, NROTC '02

Matching Gift Opportunities!

September 08, 2021

This is an excellent time to make your gift in support of UNM ROTC. Beginning on 9/11, in honor of Patriot Day, President Stokes and her husband, Col. Jeffrey Younggren, US Army (Ret.) are pleased to match the first $5000 in gifts to the Raise The Flag Campaign.

Choose a giving level



Your gift shows support for UNM's ROTC programs. Gifts at any amount can be designated to your branch of choice.



Your gift of $250-750 sponsors a junior leadership seminar or guest lecturer


Senior Trip

Your gift of $750-1,500 provides a senior trip with immersive leadership experience with Battlefield relevance or housing scholarships for students.


Scholarship Support

Your gift of $1,500 or more provides significant tuition assistance to a cadet or midshipman not already on scholarship.


Naming Opportunities

Gifts at $10000 and above offer naming opportunities in the new ROTC building. Gifts can honor alumni/faculty, classes, or have significant military meaning. These gifts can be made by individuals or in combination by a class or classmates. Please contact Chris Albrecht at the UNM Foundation at or 513.378.4040.