Message from the Chancellor
NC State has always been an institution that thinks big and gets things done. Thanks to you, we are building the bedrock of our future — our endowment — to ensure that NC State makes a difference for many more generations.
And thanks to the Think and Do spirit that has been part of our DNA since the start, NC State has tremendous momentum. We are in the midst of our most ambitious fundraising Campaign in history and donors are responding in record-setting fashion.
The university received $224.8 million in gifts and pledges for the 2016-17 fiscal year that ended June 30 – the highest one-year total in NC State history and a 39 percent increase over 2015-16. More than one-third of the commitments were designated toward endowment support. Our endowment has surpassed the $1 billion mark — more than doubling its market value in less than a decade.
This milestone represents the transformational impact of your collective support on the student experience, our ability to recruit and retain top faculty, cutting-edge research and a physical campus that provides the infrastructure for excellence. We are better positioned to offer our students — and the world — more because of your investment in NC State.
You supply the power to move NC State’s needle from great to exceptional. We have much to be proud of, and I am excited about where we are headed. Together, we will build on NC State’s legacy, expand its horizons and lead it into an extraordinary future.
$1.123 Billion Endowment
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of alumni and friends like you, NC State's endowment has grown 123% since 2010. All data as of June 30, 2017.
Endowments in Action
Feb 6, 2017
Passing on a Love for Learning
Anne Schout’s generous support of the College of Education pays tribute to her alumnus father and recognizes the college’s important role in shaping the future.
Jun 5, 2017
Honoring a Legacy
As the longtime director of NC State University’s Caldwell Fellows program, Gerald Hawkins seemed to take all of his students under his wing. Now, many Caldwell alumni are joining forces to bolster the program and honor the legacy of Hawkins — who retired more than a decade ago — by raising funds for his namesake endowment.