Overview of Annual Giving
Annual gifts to NC State University reach across our university to help deliver extraordinary opportunities for learning and discovery to our students and faculty. Gifts from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, friends and students, like you, add up each year, working hard to increase scholarships, strengthen curricula, fund community service, enrich the library, and sponsor the arts-enriching the educational experience for all students each and every year.
Your annual gift helps close the gap between the cost of tuition and what each student actually pays in tuition and fees, maintaining NC State’s reputation as a “best value” college. By stabilizing day-to-day operations, annual gifts keep NC State University flexible by providing critical resilience against unexpected challenges or contingencies.
NC State is a state-supported institution, so why are annual gifts needed?
NC State receives funds from three sources: tuition, appropriations from the state’s budget, and private support. Though tuition and state monies provide a large part of the university’s operating budget, there are always more needs than those two sources can supply – especially when the state’s budget is tight. Annual gifts meet crucial academic needs that otherwise would simply go unmet.
What is the difference between Annual Giving, the Alumni Association, and the Wolfpack Club?
Annual Giving supports the academic mission and priorities of the university. Gifts support technology enhancements and research partnerships, increase scholarships, strengthen curricula, fund community service, enrich the library, and sponsor the arts.
The Alumni Association is a dues-based membership organization that supports the Caldwell Fellows Program; the publication of NC State magazine; alumni networks throughout the nation; special-interest alumni groups; student-programming; awards to faculty for excellence in the classroom, laboratory and field; recognition of distinguished alumni; and the traditions valued by students and alumni that make NC State unique. The Wolfpack Club supports athletic facilities and scholarships for the university.
Can I make a gift to benefit a specific college or program?
Gifts may be directed to your preferred university designation, including any college, department, unit or program.
Why are Annual Gifts Important?
- Annual gifts add up and go to work immediately to support our students as they gain world-class insights and hands-on training.
- Annual gifts help close the gap between the cost of tuition and the actual amount each student pays in tuition and fees, maintaining NC State’s ranking as a “best value” college by the Princeton Review.
- Annual gifts fund day-to-day operations that help protect NC State from unexpected challenges or contingencies.
- Annual gifts are the most direct way to create positive impact on the rich educational experience that touches the entire NC State community.
How do I update my contact information?
Stay connected. Please send your updated contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alumni and Donor Records at 919.515.7827
Want to contact the Annual Giving staff?
Ann Horner, Executive Director
Emily Jordan, Associate Director
Lennon Brooks, Assistant Director
Renee Clark Bush, Project Manager