“The Davenports have been instrumental in so many aspects of NC State’s success. From their support of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to the marching band, our libraries and so many other priorities across the university, they have had a tremendous influence on the way we think and do.”
— Randy Woodson, chancellor, NC State University
Lawrence Davenport, a 1965 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate, is the vice president of Davenport Farms and retired president of J.P. Davenport and Son, a 120-year-old family agriculture business. He is a member of the Student Aid Association Board of Directors, the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation and Vidant Health.
Sarah Davenport is a retired high school English teacher and serves on the Pitt County Educational Foundation Board of Directors.
Lawrence and Sarah Davenport are co-chairs of the Campaign for NC State.