NC State continues to experience all-time highs in private support following the public launch of the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign in 2016. This fiscal year, annual cash receipts totaled a record-setting $165.1 million. The university experienced its two highest annual fundraising totals in the two most recent years. And our endowment has more than doubled since 2010.
Those funds translate into more high-impact educational experiences for students and greater opportunities for the world’s top faculty. We created more than 100 new scholarship and fellowship funds this year, and 75 out of the university’s 203 endowed faculty positions have been established during this campaign.
With three years remaining, NC State is already 87 percent of the way to the campaign’s goal. Our momentum is strong, and we’re still gaining speed.
$1.4BRaised Since Launch
$215.4Min Private Support
$165.1Min Cash Receipts
425Scholarship and Fellowship Funds
50Years of the Caldwell Fellows
75Endowed Faculty Positions
87%Toward Campaign Goal
A Keystone of Engineering
As the flagship facility for one of the nation’s leading engineering colleges, Fitts-Woolard Hall will soon number among the most innovative education and research hubs in the world. Fittingly, its construction on Centennial Campus is being made possible by public-private partnerships. North Carolina voters provided half of the $150 million needed via a bond referendum; the rest depends on the private support of NC State’s donors, including $25 million from the Edward Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr. families.
Groundbreaking Veterinary Medicine
NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked No. 3 in the United States. The establishment of the nation’s first veterinary gerontology program will further strengthen that reputation. The Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rhana M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology — named for NC State veterinary medicine alumna Gjessing and her mother — is the largest endowed chair in NC State history at nearly $3.7 million, with $1.5 million in cash and a $1.5 million match from the R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation.