The Power of Philanthropy
For the Sullivans, giving to the Fitts-Woolard Hall effort felt right. “I’m a civil grad, and my husband was industrial, and that the two were combined in the building, it was a no-brainer.
Anna Sullivan (Pictured: Brad and Anna Sullivan)
When you generously donate your time, know-how and financial support, you help ensure that the next generation of engineers have access to the expertise and experience to thrive in the their fields.
As alumni or friends of NC State’s College of Engineering, you’ve already experienced the life-changing benefits of our work. You know why supporting the College of Engineering is so important. Your gift to the college can support scholarships, fellowships, professorships, academic programs, faculty research and other initiatives that are not typically supported through state appropriations.
Gifts to our endowment serve the college in perpetuity, providing valuable support year after year that builds over time. Schools with large endowments have a greater chance of luring top faculty and students with the professorships and scholarships the endowment supports. These top faculty and students are the backbone of a great college. Their impact is felt in the classroom, the laboratory and across the state and separates NC State Engineering from the competition.
Endowments are just one way to support the college. Planned giving — donations through wills or trusts — support the college and can create lifetime income for the donor or a loved one. Some planned gifts are eligible for estate tax deductions.
Whether an endowment or a planned gift, these ways of supporting the college stand as examples of the generosity of our loyal alumni that will inspire each new generation.
Enhancing Our 21st-Century Infrastructure
Fitts-Woolard Hall is the next step in the move of the college to Centennial Campus. The approximately 225,000 gross-square-foot, four-story structure will provide much needed space for labs and classrooms, offering even more of our students access to state-of-the-art facilities for biomanufacturing, advanced manufacturing, rapid prototyping and more. With their “yes” vote on the Connect NC bond in March 2016, North Carolina voters gave us a start toward making it reality. Your support will help us finish what they began.
Links for a Lifetime
Our community of engineering and computer science alumni — 58,000 strong — fuels the economy of North Carolina. They make an impact far beyond the state’s borders, too, serving at the highest levels of Fortune 500 companies and the U.S. Army, leading tech-industry upstarts and even claiming a Nobel Prize.
As lifelong members of the Wolfpack, they carry their NC State connections everywhere they go, reinforcing the bonds between their alma mater and the countless industries they touch.
Keep your close ties to the College of Engineering through social media.
Along with more than 300 alumni donors helping to fund construction, Fitts-Woolard Hall is benefiting from the expertise of several NC State engineering alumni working on the project. The newest engineering building on Centennial Campus is scheduled to open in summer 2020 and will be the new home of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE); the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; and the dean’s administrative offices.
Fitts-Woolard Hall, the newest engineering building on Centennial, will open its doors in summer 2020. This landmark facility, which will stand next to Hunt Library just south of the three existing engineering buildings on Centennial, will put some of the College’s most impactful research on display and become a flow-through point for campus foot traffic.
With hopes of new innovation, alumni and friends of the College share why they support Fitts-Woolard Hall
It’s been almost a year since the University broke ground on the new Fitts-Woolard Hall on Centennial Campus. This new building is integral to helping the College come together on one campus and in helping meet the demand for engineers and computer scientists. Meet three alumni and a friend of the College who have supported the project and are helping to facilitate innovation in research and education.