Foundation Year in Review

Board of Directors

Robin E. (Rob) Manning, President, EE ‘78
Ashley S. Barnes, IE ‘95
Suzanne Beckstoffer CE ‘82
Ashok Bhatnagar, NE ‘79
Robert (Bob) Brooks, EO ‘69
Calvin H. Carter Jr., MSE ’77, ’80, ‘83
W. “H” Clark Jr., IE ‘56
Frank S. Culberson, CHE ‘60
Casey M. Dean, EE ‘67
Ralph G. Edwards Jr., IE ‘61
John Freeman, MSE ‘57
Suzanne S. Gordon, CSC ’75, MA ’75, ST ‘80
Carlos D. Gutierrez, CHE ‘60
Len Habas, EE ‘66
Rashida Hodge ISE ’02, ‘03
Jacob T. Hooks, MSE ‘78
Lee T. Mazzocchi, CE ‘90
Samuel (Sam) McCachern CE ‘85
Thomas R. McPherson Jr., EE ’76
Mark A. Norcross, FMM ‘76
Thomas D. Pearson, FMM ‘65
V. Nelson Peeler Jr., EE ‘88
Carl S. Stutts Jr., CHE ‘68
Alvin Sumter, ISE ‘87
Pamela Townsend, CE ’84, ‘87
Gregory N. Washington, ME ’89, ’91, ‘94
Charles T. Wilson Jr., CE ‘65
Robert R. Womack, MAE ‘59
Jim Yocum, ME ‘84
Deborah B. Young, CE ‘77

Fueled by strong and early support for the Engineering Oval building project,* the NC State Engineering Foundation had another record setting fundraising year with giving totals to the College at $30,468,121. Fiscal year 2016 ended on June 30, 2016.

The Campaign for Engineering Oval launched this past year with leadership gifts recorded at $15,275,000 (the goal is $60 million). Endowment gifts were off slightly this year at $7,094,856 (compared to $9.2 million in fiscal year 2015). Endowments to the College generally fall into one of two categories: scholarships or professorships. There are now 292 permanently endowed scholarships in the College and 44 permanently endowed professorships.

In spite of our success this year, the needs of the College remain great and clearly articulated. Private funds will have to make up a substantial portion of the cost of Engineering Oval. This project gets us closer to our goal of unifying the College on Centennial Campus and unleashing our full, interdisciplinary potential. In spite of the large number of scholarships, the majority of our need-based student population will not receive sufficient financial support and will be faced with choices that include increasing their debt load. Finally, it’s hard to have a truly great College of Engineering without a great faculty. The ability to provide our faculty private funds is often the difference maker, particularly in the discovery process.

On behalf of the students, faculty and staff at the College of Engineering, the Foundation expresses its sincere appreciation to all who continue to give so generously.

The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc., established in 1944, is the fundraising arm of the College of Engineering. For more information on the Foundation, including financial statements, audits and tax identification number, please visit:

Gifts and New Commitments by Source and Use, Fiscal Year 2015-16

Gifts and New Commitments by Gift Source

Gift Source: Alumni 60%, Corporations 16%, Foundations 14%, Friends/Faculty/Staff 8%, Other organizations 2%.



Gifts and New Commitments by Gift Use

Gift Use: Endowments 23%, Current Operations 74%, Facilities 3%.




Foundation Staff

Brian E. Campbell
Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations
Executive Director of the NC State Engineering Foundation Inc. | 919.515.9956

Lora F. Bremer
Executive Director of Major Gifts and Campaign Planning | 919.513.0983

Angela Stallings
Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Engagement | 919.513.1714

Ben H. Hughes
Special Development Advisor | 919.515.9974

Kyle Gray
Director of Development
UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering | 919.923.4908

Ketura Parker
Director of Development
Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering | 919.513.1338

Lindsay Smith
Director of Development
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering | 919.515.7738

Michael Walsh
Director of Development
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering | 919.515.7237

Kenneth M. Tate
Department of Computer Science | 919.513.4292

Russ O’Dell
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | 919.513.2071

*[Editor’s Note:  The Engineering Building Oval (EB Oval) was renamed Fitts-Woolard Hall on April 20, 2018, at the groundbreaking ceremony.]

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