Think and Do the Extraordinary

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

in October 2016 from more than 50,000 households and organizations

102%Increase in Private Support since 2012

$224.8Min Private Support

making FY2017 our best fundraising year yet

133%Increase in Student Donors

21%Increase in Faculty and Staff Giving

Gifts Came From

100 North Carolina counties, 50 states and 44 countries worldwide

11New Distinguished Professorships

in the past year

54New Professorships in the Last Five Years


One of the top 100 higher-ed endowments in the country