Endowments Matter

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Message from the Chancellor

When we launched the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign in 2016, one of our key priorities was to grow our endowment. A larger endowment means a greater ability to respond to budgetary and economic changes. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, our Campaign endowment total has surpassed its goal, with a total of $820 million raised and counting.

This figure represents extraordinary generosity, a collective belief in our accomplishments and a vision for what we have yet to achieve. Because of the commitment of our endowment donors, we remain steadfast in our mission and confident in our future. Though 2020 has not unfolded as planned, with your partnership we will navigate the challenges that lie ahead and emerge stronger.

The work we do at NC State matters. The role of a public university has never been clearer: Through teaching, research, scholarship and extension, we are addressing the most urgent and persistent issues of our time. Every day, we drive cutting-edge research and serve communities by translating scholarly innovation into practical applications. We provide a place where talented students from rural or economically challenged areas, from groups underrepresented on campuses like ours and from families who have been unable to experience higher education can learn and thrive. And we will continue to do so.

We are in a period of unprecedented uncertainty, but in important ways, NC State remains the same university it has always been. I am humbled by your generous support, and I look forward to building an even more extraordinary future together, throughout the rest of this Campaign and beyond.


W. Randolph Woodson

$1.42 Billion Endowment

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of alumni and friends like you, NC State's endowment continues to grow. All data is as of June 30, 2020.

Contact Information

Endowment Reports are prepared by the Office of Donor Services. If you have questions about your endowment report, please contact donorservices@ncsu.edu or 919-513-9238.