Her Dog Changed Lives. Now it’s Mary Jo Pringle’s Turn
Mary Jo Pringle has always had a special relationship with animals, including Blarney, a golden retriever named after the famed stone in Ireland. Since Blarney's death in 2010, Pringle has become a major donor to NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine, establishing a pair of planned gifts that will endow a research fund and chair in comparative pain research.
Resident Who Never Gave Up Receives Coat of Excellence
Emily and John Honeycutt have honored Nanelle Barash with a Coat of Excellence for her unwavering commitment to helping their hound mix, Georgia, recover from an infection. The Coat of Excellence is a special way for NC State Veterinary Hospital clients to recognize an impactful faculty clinician, intern, resident or staff member, and it includes a donation in support of veterinary hospital services.
Tears of Gratitude
Viki Bardossy and Tom Pillsbury are two of the most recent NC State Veterinary Hospital clients to benefit from Petco Foundation's generous grant to assist pet owners with the expense of cancer treatments. Petco's support has helped the couple provide palliative radiation treatments for their cat, Brielle.
Neurology Resident Honored for Compassionate Care
Art and Gail Aiken recently honored NC State Veterinary Hospital neurology resident Lauren Green with a Coat of Excellence for her kindness and compassion while caring for their dog, Cooper. The Coat of Excellence program supports the hospital's extraordinary efforts in treating animals.
#GivingPack: Philanthropy at Work
Each day, across NC State, students, faculty, researchers and staff encounter extraordinary experiences and opportunities made possible by donor support. Learn more about how donors who join us in our Campaign change the future for NC State — and the world.
The Wag Tells the Tale
As a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, David Knight is committed to helping develop the resources that advance the well-being of animals. His family recently learned about the NC State Veterinary Hospital's world-class care firsthand: A delicate surgical procedure performed by Peter Early helped their dog Cora Belle regain her mobility.
2019 Scholarship Dinner Celebrates Radical Generosity
At February’s annual scholarship dinner hosted by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine students spent time with the donors who help make their education possible. CVM Dean Paul Lunn said that between 2013 and 2017, the amount of scholarship funds available to the college's students rose from $282,000 to $879,000, and he hopes that figure will exceed $1 million by next year.
CVM Alum Personifies an Attitude of Gratitude
When Rick Hovis received his DVM degree in 1989 from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, he was part of the fifth graduating class. Six months into his career and just starting life with his wife, Kelly, Hovis made a $50 donation to his alma mater. He has continued giving generously to the college over the past 30 years, supporting All Gifts Great and Small, the Teaching Animal Unit and other funds, and he has served as a mentor.
Campaign Cabinet Volunteer Spotlight: Judi Grainger
Judi Grainger, a 2015 recipient of the Watauga Medal, supports NC State's Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign as a Cabinet volunteer for the Board of Visitors and the Alumni Association. Learn more about her philanthropic philosophy in the following Q&A.
A Love for Students — and Cats, Too
Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she's helping them even more. She recently established the Sandy and Jerry Thach Endowed Scholarship at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and her generosity also will support an exam room for cat patients and the Companion Animal Pet Assistance Fund.