Capital Campaign for a new Children's Center

A World of Wonder

Updated July 16, 2008

Right: Architect's view of proposed Children's Center, showing existing playground. Click for larger view.

"World of Wonder" Campaign Thanks Donors!

rchitect picture of children's center
  • Linda Sue Wilks
  • Ken and Joanne Ford
  • Donald and Laurie Wenner
  • Dana Ulmer-Scholle and Peter Scholle
  • Chevron Phillips
  • Daniels Fund
  • Scitor Corporation
  • Dr. John and Marilyn Starrett
  • Gretchen Hoffman
  • Daniel Wieder
  • Wesley & Lisa Young
  • Kenneth Kimble
  • Socorro Rotary Club
  • Charles Birnie
  • Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Orr
  • Eleni Myers
  • Harry Edenborn
  • Timothy Oliver
  • Kathleen Hedges
  • Daniel Jones
  • Amy Anderson
  • Kathleen Hodginson and Tim Parker
  • Donald A. Patterson
  • Betty Houston
  • Steve N. Dixon
  • Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation
  • AISES, NMIMT Chapter
  • Marian and Abe Silver
  • Drs. Annette and Ricardo Maestas
  • Dr. David and Mary Westpfahl
  • Judy Russell, matched by Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • David Senn
  • Dr. Andrew Campbell
  • Annette, Tom, Jessica, and Kyle Kaus
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Bill Macey
  • Mic and Molley Heynekamp
  • Vinyard & Associates
  • Christa Hockensmith
  • Louise and Richard Chamberlin
  • Edie and Tom Steinhoff
  • Cheryl Pulaski
  • Carol Lynn Tiegs

The $2 million cost of the building, plus a $500,000 endowment to fund maintenance and operations, are being raised through private donations.

If you work for a company that matches charitable donations its employees give, the total amount of the donation -- your donation plus your employer's -- will be matched. See Matching Gifts Program for details.

In addition to cash gifts of any size, the Children’s Center campaign will accept stocks, bonds, and multi-year payments (not to exceed three years).

Architect drawing of children's center  Left: Architect's view of proposed Children's Center.

An effective child care center is essential for students and faculty at New Mexico Tech, who can take and teach classes while knowing that their children are well-cared-for. The Children's Center also serves residents of Socorro, who may send their children there.

The new Children's Center will replace the current one, which was made from an older, remodeled house and has a long waiting list. The new center will have a higher capacity and will be New Mexico Tech’s first LEED building, meeting nationally accepted benchmarks for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.
 Right: Architect's view of proposed Children's Center.
Other news stories on the Children's Center Campaign:
  • Capital Campaign Begins for Children's Center
  • New Children's Center Planned at NMT
Plans call for the new center to provide more space for parent and staff resources, an expanded environment for the children and an opportunity to serve more children in the Tech and Socorro communities. Some of the center's important features are:
  • special spaces for toddlers and preschoolers, with an infant center to be added on at a later date;
  • three classrooms, a multipurpose room, and a staff-parent resource room,
  • an outdoor playground with sand, grass and dirt surfaces for play,
  • swings, and other equipment, and a
  • paved area for tricycles and scooters
 Architect image of children's center

Levels of giving for the Children’s Center:

  • A gift of $500,000 or greater will put your name or your company’s name as the co-name of the Children’s Center;
  • A gift of $250,000 or greater will have your name or your company’s name on one of the two classrooms to be built;
  • A gift or $250,000 or greater will have your name or company’s name as the sponsor of the playground;
  • A gift of $100,000 or greater will have your name or company’s name as the sponsor of the multipurpose room;
  • A gift of $75,000 or greater will have your name or company’s name as the sponsor of the staff parent resource room.
  • A gift of $50,000 or greater will have your name or company’s name as the sponsor of the children’s garden.

Your generosity will help ensure that children of the New Mexico Tech and Socorro communities become productive, responsive, and creative individuals. You will also help encourage young parents to know that Socorro is an excellent place to make their homes.

Thank you for your help.

Cheryl Pulaski, Director for Advancement

New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, N.M. 87801