NC State is embarking on the largest fundraising effort in its history: Think and Do the Extraordinary, a $1.6 billion Campaign to support students, faculty, facilities and research for decades to come.
At the head of that effort is our Campaign Co-Chairs — leaders who have strong connections to NC State.
Vickie and Jimmy Clark
Tremendous NC State supporters, Jimmy and Vickie have made investments in several colleges, programs and initiatives across the university. Jimmy is a 1974 College of Engineering graduate, and Vickie is a friend of NC State and volunteer.
Sarah and Lawrence Davenport
Lawrence and Sarah Davenport have provided ongoing and generous support to several campus priorities. Lawrence is a 1965 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate, and Sarah is a longtime friend of NC State and volunteer.
Ann and Jim Goodnight
Alumni of NC State, the Goodnights have made truly transformative investments in the university. Jim has three degrees from the College of Sciences, and Ann earned her degree from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Carol and Lonnie Poole
Lonnie and Carol Poole's philanthropy has made an impact at NC State both inside and outside the classroom. Lonnie is a 1959 graduate of the NC State College of Engineering, and Carol has been a longtime friend of the university, as well as a volunteer.
Randy Woodson, the 14th chancellor of NC State, is a nationally recognized scholar and academic leader who oversees the largest university in North Carolina, with more than 35,000 students and an annual budget of $1.66 billion.
Under his leadership, NC State has built upon its reputation as a preeminent research institution and has witnessed many transformative changes — the opening of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus, the launch of the College of Sciences, the completion of Talley Student Union and the creation of several NC State-led research hubs that are taking on global challenges.
Warwick Arden is NC State’s provost and executive vice chancellor. As the university’s chief academic officer, he collaborates with vice provosts, executive officers, college deans and others in the administration of all academic and student affairs.
Arden has led numerous key campus initiatives, including the development and implementation of “The Pathway to the Future: NC State’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan,” along with the university’s recent reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Brian Sischo is the vice chancellor for University Advancement and president of the NC State University Foundation. Under Sischo’s leadership, NC State launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in university history, a $1.6 billion effort to increase scholarship support, fund research and faculty positions, revitalize campus and increase the university’s endowment. Sischo has implemented universitywide engagement initiatives, such as Red and White Week and the Campaign Cabinet, to connect alumni and friends with NC State.
Campaign Cabinet Volunteers
The Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign is helping transform NC State. Meeting the goal of $1.6 billion in private support will allow NC State to achieve its full potential as one of the most vital and recognized research universities on the planet. Each day, our Campaign Cabinet volunteers are helping NC State move toward its big, bold future. We’re sharing stories from our volunteers about why they give back to the university and the inspiration behind their Think and Do approach.
Meet the people behind Think and Do
"Giving back helps provide scholarships to students and also supports university projects and endeavors. We all benefit from philanthropy to NC State, because our great university affects society in ways too numerous to mention and engages in research that saves lives. Generosity to NC State has an impact."
Henry Campen Jr.
"Supporting NC State is among the best investments you will ever make. I would encourage folks to explore ways to become more involved. You will meet extraordinarily capable, interesting and engaging people — leadership, faculty and students — who will inspire you to become part of NC State's culture of philanthropy."