A system of support.

Ask anyone what makes NC State such a great university and they’ll list any number of things – the educational opportunities. The technological advances. The world-renowned faculty. The fun campus. The football.

But what many people don’t realize is that there are forces working behind the scenes that help make all those things possible, propelling the university forward by keeping its focus on core values such as innovation, leadership and research. The North Carolina State University Foundation is one such force.

Guiding the Future

Board members work together to advise the university and keep its goals on track.

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Protecting Tradition

The Foundation makes decisions that propel the university forward - while honoring its past.

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Breaking New Ground

The Foundation's special initiatives and grants keep NC State one step ahead of the future.

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Rewarding Hard Work

By honoring those who make NC State better, The Foundation reinforces hard work and dedication.

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About the Foundation

Founded in 1942, the NC State University Foundation is recognized as a §501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Donations to the NC State University Foundation are deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Who it Supports

The Foundation supports university-wide initiatives, as well as the College of Design, College of Education, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Poole College of Management, ARTS NC State, Libraries and the Graduate School.