Foundation year in review

The NC State Engineering Foundation enjoyed another strong fundraising year in fiscal year 2017, which ended on June 30, 2017.

Gifts and New Commitments by Gift Source, FISCAL YEAR 2016-17: Alumni 60%, Corporations 20%, Foundations 3%, Friends/Faculty/Staff 12%, and Other organizations 5%. Gifts and New Commitments by Gift use, FISCAL YEAR 2016-17: Endowments 43%, Current Operations 45%, and Facilities 12%.

A large number of gifts were closed in the first quarter of the fiscal year, setting things up nicely for the kickoff of the $1.5 billion Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign for NC State. This year, endowments were up by close to $3 million, and eight new professorships were established, bringing our total raised for the year to just under $23 million. Endowments to the College generally fall into one of these categories: scholarships/fellowships and professorships.

This was the second full year of the Campaign for Fitts-Woolard Hall,* and we launched the Dean’s Oval Club and the Dean’s Young Alumni Oval Club, giving more alumni and friends the opportunity to participate in the Oval Campaign. We have raised slightly more than $25 million for Fitts-Woolard Hall, with 35 DBOC members and 25 members of the Cornerstone Society for donors of more than $100,000.

The annual giving program for the College of Engineering raised a total of $1,492,968 for the College of Engineering Leadership Fund and all nine department enhancement funds. This represents a 0.7-percent increase from the previous year. The Dean’s Circle, the College’s leadership annual giving society, grew by 33 members, bringing our total membership to 454 alumni and friend donors, representing an 8-percent increase from the previous year. These gifts often represent our “pipeline” for major gifts and an important part of the College’s overall advancement plan.

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:

Foundation Staff

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

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

Angela S. Martin
Associate Director of Annual Giving
and Prospect Management

Ben H. Hughes
Special Development Advisor

Bruce Grady
Director of Development
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kyle Kremer
Director of Development
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

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

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

Erica Fuller
Assistant Director of Development

Shawnda Hill
Business Officer

Carissa Burroughs
Lead Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator

Karen Welton
Business Services Coordinator

Department Representative

Kenneth M. Tate
Department of Computer Science

Russ O’Dell
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Board of Directors

Bruce Baldwin, MAE ‘92

Ashley Barnes, IE ‘95

Suzanne Beckstoffer, CE ‘82

Ashok Bhatnagar, NE ‘79

Robert (Bob) Brooks, EO ‘69

Linda Butler, NE ‘86

Calvin Carter, Jr., MSE ’77, ’80, ‘83

W. H. Clark, Jr., IE ‘56

Mike Creed, CE ’73 ‘84

Frank Culberson, CHE ‘60

Casey Dean, EE ‘67

David Dove, AE ‘69

Ralph Edwards, IE ‘61

John Freeman, MSE ‘57

Suzanne Gordon, CSC ’75, MA ’75, ST ‘80

Len Habas, EE ’66*

Rashida Hodge, ISE ’02, ‘03

Jake Hooks, MSE ‘78

Seneca Jacobs, CE ‘99

Rob Loftis, EE ‘02

Helene Lollis, CHE ‘87

Robin (Rob) Manning, EE ‘78

Samuel (Sam) McCachern, CE ‘85

Tom McPherson, Jr., EE ‘76

Mark Norcross, FMM ‘65

Tom Pearson, FMM ‘65

V. Nelson Peeler, Jr., EE ‘88

Scott Stabler, MAE ‘82

Carl Stutts, Jr., CHE ‘68

Alvin Sumter, ISE ‘87

Pam Townsend, CE ’84, ‘87

Greg Washington, ME ’89, ’91, ‘94

Chuck Wilson, Jr., CE ‘65

Robert (Bob) Womack, MAE ‘59

Jim Yocum, ME ‘84

Deborah B. Young, CE ‘77


*[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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