Foundation year in review

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Charts: Gifts and New Commitments by Gift Source-Alumni 53%, Corporations 25%, Foundations 10%, Friends/Faculty/Staff 7%, Other organizations 5%; Gift Use-Endowments 38%, Current Operations 52%, Facilities 10%Fueled by strong support for Fitts-Woolard Hall and the Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign, the NC State Engineering Foundation had another excellent fundraising year with giving totals to the College at $19,090,566.

Endowments to the College generally fall into one of three categories: scholarships, named professorships and fellowships. There are now 313 permanently endowed scholarships in the College and 56 permanently endowed named professorships. Total endowment support for the College is $139.7 million as of Dec. 31, 2018, including directly owned assets as well as endowments held outside of the Engineering Foundation.

The annual giving program for the COE raised a total of $1,504,343 for the College of Engineering Leadership Fund and all nine department enhancement funds. The Dean’s Circle, the leadership annual giving society, grew by 17 members, bringing our total membership to 504 alumni and friend donors, representing a 3-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 Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign began in 2013 and concludes in 2021. The College of Engineering’s goal is $230 million and thus far has raised $182,108,859.

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

Griffin Lamb
Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations and
Executive Director of the NC State Engineering Foundation Inc. | 919.515.9956

Michael Walsh
Interim Executive Director of Major Gifts and Campaign Planning | 919.515.7237

Nora Brodsky
Business Services Coordinator

Carissa Burroughs
Lead Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator

Erica Fuller
Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Engagement Contact for Young Alumni and Annual Giving | 919.515.9958

Angela S. Martin
Associate Director of Annual Giving and Prospect Development | 919.513.1714

Chris Price
Director of Development
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | 919.513.1338

Sara Seltzer
Director of Development
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Computer Science | 919.515.3730

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

Department Representative

Trudi Brown
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | 919.513.2251

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

Kenneth M. Tate
Department of Computer Science | 919.513.4292


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

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

Samuel (Sam) McCachern, CE ’85

Tom McPherson, Jr., EE ’76

Mark Norcross, FMM ’65

Tom Pearson, FMM ’65

Chi Nguyen, AE ‘92

V. Nelson Peeler, Jr., EE ’88

Scott Stabler, MAE ’82

Carl Stutts, Jr., CHE ’68

Alvin Sumter, ISE ’87

Pam Townsend, CE ’84, ‘87

Hannibel (Hans) Warren, Jr., CE ‘84

Greg Washington, ME ’89, ’91, ’94

David Whitley, EE ‘92

Chuck Wilson, Jr., CE ’65

Robert (Bob) Womack, MAE ’59

Mark Wyatt, CSC ‘80

Deborah B. Young, CE ’77


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