Partner with Us

Securing a legacy

New Mexico State University is proud to honor Senator Domenici and his legacy through the advancement of Domenici Institute programs and the rehabilitation of a campus building to serve the Domenici Institute, College of Business and the Office of the Vice President for Economic Development.

Opportunities to make an impact

We are building endowment funds and seeking programmatic support to enrich and sustain the Domenici Institute. It is our goal to position the Institute for long-term sustainability through collaborative partnerships, private funding, program income and grant support. Here are a few ways that you can join us in this effort to make a lasting impact.


Established in 2009, the Domenici Institute continues to build a strong program in public policy analysis and community engagement. There are several public policy research programs and education and training initiatives that would have a greater impact with additional support.


The annual public policy conference continues to attract more than 900 attendees and is a prime opportunity to market a business or a corporation. There are a number of tailored sponsorships that maximize coverage for each contributor. Please contact Andrea Tawney at or 575-646-4917 to learn more.

Renovation of the Hershel Zohn Theatre


Support future generations by being a part of history.

There are still unmet needs to adequately equip the building that enhance the educational experiences of students and community members. Opportunities exist to give a gift to name a room, be a part of the donor recognition display, or provide in-kind contributions for the building (technology, furniture, audio-visual equipment).

Renovations began in the spring of 2013 and will transform the Hershel Zohn building into a suitable location for offices and meeting rooms for the Domenici Institute, College of Business faculty and graduate students, and the Office of the Vice President for Economic Development. It will also provide higher-capacity classrooms with state-of-the-art technology and an atrium where students can study and mingle. The core auditorium within the existing theatre will remain in place for special seminars and events but will be remodeled to become a first-class meeting space equipped with the latest technology. Sen. Domenici’s papers continue to be housed in the Branson Library, where a renovation project to accommodate the collection was completed in 2013. Several funding opportunities exist to enhance the educational experience of students in the renovated building. Please contact us for more information.

Partner with us!

We hope you will partner with us by choosing to invest in the Pete V. Domenici Institute for Public Policy. Please contact Andrea Tawney at or 575-646-4917 to discuss how you can make an impact.