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Soup-R Bowl XII: February 2, 2020

Over the last 12 years, UNM-Valencia and Tomé Gallery have partnered to create scholarships for students studying in the arts. This homegrown effort has grown tremendously over the years, serving almost 400 people last year and raising nearly $40,000 since its inception. The Soup-R Bowl has become a community favorite.  

Soup-R Bowl XII


The 11th Annual Gala: March 7, 2020

The Gala is our campus’s largest scholarship fundraiser.  This year’s “Roaring ’20s” themed evening is scheduled for March 7, 2020, at Isleta Resort & Casino.

This fall, 84 students were awarded named scholarships thanks to our generous sponsors. Sponsoring the Gala helps change students’ lives through scholarships, as can be seen from these 2019/2020 recipients:

 “Thank you so much! I will forever be thankful; because of you, I am one step closer to achieving my dreams.” - K. Camello

“Because of your generosity, I am able to focus on my studies and decrease the number of hours I work during the week.” – A. Chavez 

“Having to budget into your family finances the cost of college scared me, but I also realized that I was doing this for my family. Due to your generosity I will be able to concentrate more on my studies instead of my finances for school.” - V. Chaparro

We need your help to reach our sponsorship goal of $80,000 so that we can award 92 named scholarships in academic year 2020/2021.

How can you help support scholarships?

  • Donate gift baskets, gift certificates, event packages, original pieces of art, jewelry, and more.
  • Purchase individual tickets at $50 each.
  • Sponsor a table. More information on sponsorships listed below.

Proceeds from this event are matched 1-to-1 with funds from the U.S. Department of Education and are utilized to provide student scholarships in perpetuity.

For more information or to sponsor, please contact Brittany Padilla at 925.8550 or .


Gala Postcard


Office of Planning & Development

UNM-Valencia Campus

280 La Entrada Rd.

Los Lunas, N.M. 87031


Brittany Padilla

Development & Donor Relations Manager



Carolina Aguirre

Senior Program Manager



Sandy Sacher

Planning & Development Coordinator