In October 2016, NC State launched the most ambitious fundraising effort in the university’s history: the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. Meeting our goal of $1.6 billion in private support will allow us to achieve our potential as one of the most vital and prestigious research universities in the world.
The campaign promises more high-impact education for our 34,000 students, more scholarships and fellowships, more endowed professorships, a further increase in NC State’s annual contribution to the statewide economy and a more robust endowment to support students for generations to come.
The launch of the campaign is just the latest high-water mark for philanthropy at NC State. The university has broken its own records for annual giving for three out of the past five years.
$113.4MRaised Since Launch
102%Increase in Private Support since 2012
$224.8Min Private Support
133%Increase in Student Donors
21%Increase in Faculty and Staff Giving
Gifts Came From
11New Distinguished Professorships
54New Professorships in the Last Five Years
Supporting Transfer Students
Since 2008, the Goodnight Scholars Program has supported more than 400 low- and middle-income in-state students majoring in STEM and STEM-education disciplines, including mathematics education major Rebeka Townsend. Thanks to another generous gift from program founders Ann and Jim Goodnight, that support now extends to transfer students, too. The Goodnight Scholars’ first class of 10 transfer students has already been selected. Each will have the full cost of attendance covered for two years (or four semesters) at a value of $19,500 per year.
A New Home for the Arts
The NC State Gregg Museum of Art & Design is the physical manifestation of philanthropy. The museum’s renovation and expansion — designed by alumnus Phil Freelon’s architecture firm — is the result of the collective support of its donors, the collaborative partnership of Wake County and the city of Raleigh, and NC State students who invest in the Gregg each year through their fees. The Gregg’s new permanent home adds 15,000 square feet to the museum’s footprint, creating a fitting home for the more than 35,000 art objects it holds in collections — from Japanese woodblock prints to North Carolina quilts.