Endowments provide donors with opportunities to create living legacies. When you create an endowment, you touch the lives of future generations. Your gift is immediately invested and, when fully funded, produces annual income to support the endowment’s purpose for years to come.
While cash gifts for current use are vitally important, endowments are the bedrock of all great universities. They provide certain, steady support in perpetuity. Funds invested in NC State endowments help to offset continued reductions in government support and enable us to plan for the future with greater predictability than otherwise possible.
There is no better legacy to NC State than a gift of endowment.
Minimum Required Endowment Levels
Department Head – $2,000,000
Faculty Chair – $2,500,000
Named Distinguished Professorship – $1,000,000
Faculty Award – $100,000
Graduate Fellowship Fund – $150,000
Caldwell Fellows Scholarship – $250,000
Caldwell Unrestricted Fund – $25,000
Named Scholarships – $25,000
Team Captain’s Endowment – $500,000
Varsity Sport Position Scholarship – $250,000
Sport Endowment – $125,000
Departments – Market Driven
Institutes, Programs, Centers – Market Driven
Provost Initiative Fund – $1,500,000
Chancellor Initiative Fund – $2,000,000
Lecture Series – $100,000
Library Funds – $25,000
All Others – $25,000
Opportunities for Support
Scholarship endowments help NC State to grow in excellence and remain true to its land-grant mission by keeping the cost of education affordable.
An investment in graduate education at NC State strengthens the pipeline for the innovation and discovery that will keep our state and nation strong.
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.
Aug 29, 2016
Mr. Sweet Potato’s Legacy
North Carolina’s sweet potato growers are building an endowment at NC State to ensure that a most successful university-industry partnership endures.