The Power of Philanthropy
I got to meet a lot of the donors that made my experiences possible, and that’s kind of a direct transition to the mindset I have now, which is ‘wow, that’s really cool, how can I make that happen for someone else?’
Jacob Bowes, Alumnus, Civil 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
Engineering Building Oval
The Engineering Building Oval 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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Answering the call
Frank and Doris Culberson have donated to the College to help fund construction of Engineering Building Oval, NC State’s newest planned engineering research and instruction facility on Centennial Campus. The atrium in Engineering Building I, home of Culberson’s home Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), will be dedicated as the Frank and Doris Culberson Atrium during a ceremony on Nov. 2, 2017.
Alumnus prepares to endow fourth professorship
As a young boy in the late 1950s, Dr. Ross Lampe Jr. would tag along with his grandfather, the dean of engineering, on weekend trips to his office in Riddick Hall on the NC State campus. Dr. J. Harold Lampe was the longest-serving dean of the College of Engineering.
Success and generosity are in the Dean family’s DNA
William H. Dean, president and CEO of M.C. Dean, Inc. and a 1988 alumnus in electrical engineering, and his father, Marion Casey Dean, retired president and CEO and current chairman of the company’s Board of Directors and a 1967 alumnus in electrical engineering, have established two professorship funds.