Think and Do the Extraordinary

Students chat at an outdoor table on NC State's campus.

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

Second consecutive $200 million-plus year

$165.1Min Cash Receipts

Our highest total ever

Global Giving

Gifts came from all 100 North Carolina counties, all 50 states
and 62 countries worldwide.

425Scholarship and Fellowship Funds

created since campaign launch


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

Best Fundraising
Year Ever

for College of Education and College of Engineering

50Years of the Caldwell Fellows

supporting 1,400+ students

75Endowed Faculty Positions

created since campaign launch

87%Toward Campaign Goal