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The Power of Philanthropy
All of my professional success is completely attributable to the knowledge, experience and life-changing events which happened while at NC State. To be able to give back to my beloved university, after it has afforded me so much, is beyond satisfying for us both.
David Whitley, Alumnus, Electrical Engineering
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.
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College announces first-of-its-kind gift, breaks ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall
Two North Carolina State University industrial engineering alumni are supporting the College of Engineering’s newest building with the largest gift given for a campus building naming in NC State’s history. The University on April 20, 2018, broke ground on Fitts-Woolard Hall, which comes as the result of a $25 million gift from alumni Edward P. Fitts Jr. and Edgar S. Woolard Jr.
“It’s more than a building”
Fitts-Woolard Hall — the crucial next step in unifying the College on Centennial Campus — is a top-priority project for the University. Meet three NC State Engineering alumni who have donated toward Fitts-Woolard Hall and are helping the College continue to provide excellence in engineering to its students, faculty and the world.
Breaking new ground
Since its establishment in the mid-1980s, Centennial Campus has represented the bold future of NC State University and the College of Engineering. Over the last 15 years, the campus has experienced rapid growth. One of the most exciting areas on the campus is the Engineering Complex on the Oval.