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Foundation Year in Review

2019-20Gift source: Alumni 32%, Corporations 13%, Foundations 47%, Friends/Faculty/Staff 4%, Other organizations 4% | 2019-20 Gift use: Endowments 31%, Current Operations 66%, Facilities 3%The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. maintained fundraising momentum this fiscal year in light of unprecedented challenges with one-third of the year spent working remotely and creatively meeting donors and alumni through virtual formats. Fundraising totals to the College were $43,098,073.

As of June 30, 2020, the College had raised $228,218,548 toward our comprehensive campaign goal of $230M. We have confidence that we will reach $230M by December 31, 2020, but are still hard at work on several key sub-goals, including completing fundraising for Fitts-Woolard Hall.

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 March 30, 2020, 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 $1.25 million for the College of Engineering Leadership Fund and the nine academic department enhancement funds. The Dean’s Circle, the College’s leadership annual giving society, had a total of 456 members, which includes 148 new members this fiscal year.

The Young Alumni Advisory Board remains a focus for the College, and currently has 26 young professionals representing various engineering disciplines from NC State classes 2005 or later. The board is modeled after the Foundation board and has four working committees focused on College priorities from development to college relations and engagement with current students.


Foundation Staff

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

Carissa S. Burroughs
Lead Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator ▪ 919.515.9975

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

Allison Gorrell
Business Services Coordinator ▪ 919.515.9974

Shawnda Hill
Business Officer ▪ 919.513.7557

Anna Knight
Director of Developmen
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Nuclear Engineering ▪ 919.513.7604

Hannah Kunkel
Development Assistant ▪ 919.515.7458

Angela S. Martin
Associate Director of Annual Giving and Prospect Development
Contact for the Dean’s Circle and Annual Giving | 919.513.1714

Sara Seltzer
Director of Development
Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Computer Science | 919.515.3973

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

Michael Walsh
Senior Director of Development | 919.515.7237

Department Representative

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

Laura Schranz
UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering ▪ 919.513.7937

Kenneth M. Tate
Department of Computer Science | 919.513.4292


Board of Directors

V. Nelson Peeler, Jr., President, EE ‘88

Bruce Baldwin, ME ‘92

Ashley Barnes, IE ‘95

Suzanne Beckstoffer, CE ‘82

Michael Broaders

Robert (Bob) Brooks, EO ‘69

Linda Butler, NE ‘86

Calvin Carter, Jr., MSE ’77, ’80, ‘83

W. H. Clark, Jr., IE ‘56

Wes Covell, EE ‘84

Mike Creed, CE ‘73, ‘84

Casey Dean, EE ‘67

Heather Denny, CE ‘95

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

Seneca Jacobs, CE ‘99

Rob Loftis, EE ‘02

Helene Lollis, CHE ‘87

Samuel (Sam) McCachern, CE ‘85

Mark Norcross, FMM ‘65

Chi Nguyen, AE ‘92

Leah Pursell, ME ‘21

Scott Stabler, MAE ‘82

Carl Stutts, Jr., CHE ‘68

Alvin Sumter, ISE ‘87

Pam Townsend, CE ’84, ‘87

Hannibal (Hans) Warren, Jr., CE ‘84

Greg Washington, ME ’89, ’91, ‘94

David Whitley, EE ‘92

Robert (Bob) Womack, MAE ‘59

Mark Wyatt, CSC ‘80

Deborah B. Young, CE ‘77


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