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Engineering Foundation welcomes two new employees

The Engineering Foundation staff pose for a picture on one of the stairwells in Fitts-Woolard Hall.

The NC State Engineering Foundation welcomed Josh Bowman and Lucas Carpenter this fall as the College’s newest engineering advancement team staff members.

“We are excited to welcome Josh and Lucas to our team,” said Griffin Lamb, assistant dean for development and college relations and executive director of the NC State Engineering Foundation. “Their skills and talents will help our team reach our fundraising goals for scholarships, professorships and more in support of the College of Engineering and its exceptional students, faculty members and research.”

Josh Bowman

Bowman joined the College’s advancement team in October 2022 as a senior director of development, bringing more than a decade of experience working within higher education fundraising. He is the major gifts contact for the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Josh Bowman and family.

For more than 14 years, Bowman has raised millions of dollars for post-secondary, arts, environmental and hunger-relief organizations before transitioning into consulting. Bowman went on to serve as fundraising director for the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment and then managed the call center for the Better Planet Project campaign by the University of Guelph. He continued to work within higher education at the University of Waterloo as a senior development officer and then as the associate director of development at Toronto Metropolitan University. Bowman continues to be involved within the fundraising community, having written for publications including Charity Info, 101 Fundraising, Forbes, Huffington Post and the Journal of Education Advancement & Marketing.

Lucas Carpenter

Carpenter joined the College’s advancement team in August 2022 as a senior director of development. He is the major gifts contact for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Lucas Carpenter and family.

Carpenter’s journey with NC State began when he enrolled as a student in 2007. In addition to earning his B.S. in sports management in 2011, he was a four-year letter winner and captain of the men’s soccer team. Following graduation, he earned his M.S. in sport business from New York University. For the past seven years, Carpenter has worked for the Wolfpack Club, beginning as a field representative until being promoted to associate director of major gifts. Through this position, he has raised more than $5 million in philanthropic gifts by leading the major gifts team in pipeline and donor strategy while also implementing a sport-specific giving program.