The Power of Philanthropy
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.
Knowing that someone wanted to invest in me made me work harder.
Shiana Thomas, 2015 Alumna, Civil Engineering
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
Engineering Building Oval
The Engineering Building Oval is the next step in the move of the college to Centennial Campus. It 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.
Ph.D. graduate wins National Academy of Engineering prize
Civil engineering alumnus Dr. Nehemiah J. Mabry has won first place in a National Academy of Engineering (NAE) contest for videos promoting the field of engineering.
Aerospace engineering alumna returns to campus to talk about her role on the Boeing 737MAX
Erin Henderson, a flight test engineer with Boeing and 2002 NC State aerospace engineering (AE) graduate, visited NC State’s campus on November 10 to speak with students and faculty members in the College of Engineering.
Gift creates new opportunities for veterans studying at NC State
Supporting student veterans at NC State University is a cause close to Mark Carter’s heart. As a radar technician in the Marine Corps, Carter realized he had an aptitude for electronics and knew he wanted to further his education in NC State’s College of Engineering.