Why Give

The work we do here matters and requires resources greater than those provided through state appropriations. The power of your philanthropy allows us to think and do the extraordinary.

You Can Make a Difference

We’ve always been a university with a mission: to bring sweeping change to higher education and create prosperity in North Carolina and beyond. Your gifts lead us forward in solving the grand challenges of our complicated world. With your support, NC State is able to transform the student learning experience, build the most innovative and entrepreneurial faculty in the nation, and harness the power of local and global partnerships to solve 21st-century problems.

With bold ambition, NC State is driving cutting-edge research, starting new companies and revitalizing industries others left for dead.

And we couldn’t do it without you.


Through the generosity of Joe and Debbie Gordon, NC State is bridging the education gap for rural communities and opening up new avenues for determined students to succeed.

$162.6 Million in Private Support

NC State’s alumni and friends are investing in the university’s success. Last year, our donors gave $162.6 million to support scholarships, research, academic programs and faculty.

Impact of Philanthropy

Donor Recognition

NC State has established giving societies to honor the generous support of alumni and friends whose outright and/or deferred gifts strengthen the university’s position as an incubator for interdisciplinary innovation, solution-driven research, collaboration, outreach and experiential learning.

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