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Senior Class Gift

The Senior Class Gift is an annual tradition developed by students as a way for the Senior Class to leave behind their legacy.  As a senior at NC State University, you can make your Senior Class Gift of $20.14 to a variety of different funds on campus, ranging from your favorite student group where new friends were made, to your college where you explored new interests and discovered your passions.

If we get 550 students to give $20.14 that adds up to over $11,000. Every gift makes a difference!

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Why you should give to the Senior Class Gift

The Senior Class Gift:

  • Has already positively impacted you by supporting at least one of the unique experiences you have had at NC State University because of gifts from prior senior and alumni donors.
  • Helps support programs that are most important to you!  The cost of your NC State tuition only covers 18% of the actual expenses for educating each student.  Alumni donors help cover a portion of the remaining costs.
  • Allows you to ensure a positive impact on future NC State students and generations to come.
  • Increases the university’s rankings through alumni donors.  Your gift is an investment in your diploma and the future of NC State.
  • With a minimum gift of $20.14 you will get an awesome commemorative senior scarf, your name in the senior honor roll, and your name in the commencement program.*

*You must make your gift before the cutoff date of November 1 (for December commencement) or April 1 (for May commencement).


Why I Support the Senior Class Gift and NC State University

Rachel Dame
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Winston-Salem, NC

I am honored to serve as your Senior Class President and Co-Chair of the Senior Class Gift Committee. In my time at NC State I have been an active University Ambassador, member of PRSSA, Intern at Teach for America and former public relations director for Panhellenic. There are so many resources and opportunities that have helped shape me into the individual that I have become. My professors have helped me gain invaluable skills both in and out of the classroom. I am so grateful for all that NC State University has given to me and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help NC State and encourage my fellow seniors to join me!

Millie Simmons
College of Textiles
Boone, NC

I have had the best undergrad experience a girl could ask for, and I want to show my appreciation by representing our senior class as Co-Chair of the Senior Class Gift Committee. I am fortunate to be in Textiles where I have been prepared for the professional world by my passionate professors. Through my work as a supervisor in the Annual Giving Call Center, I personally raised over $100,000 for NC State, I know the impact these gifts have on the individual colleges and student resources. These gifts come from alumni, friends and parents and directly impact our student experiences. My work has helped me understand the importance of giving back to NC State University and as a scholarship recipient I know that even a small gift makes a big difference!

Please contact Amanda Pesicek if you would like to share your story and why you gave.


Join the Senior Class Gift Committee

Join the Class of 2014 Senior Class Gift Committee and help to lead a fundraising campaign with your fellow senior classmates. The committee is a fun, low-commitment group for seniors who want to promote giving to the Senior Class Gift. Start today by emailing Amanda Pesicek or call her at 919-515-0533.

Questions?
If you have any questions about getting involved or suggestions for the group please contact one of the following individuals:

Amanda Pesicek
Assistant Director, Student Giving
(919) 515-0533
amanda_pesicek@ncsu.edu

Rachel Dame
Co-Chair, Senior Class Gift Campaign
Class of 2014
rmdame@ncsu.edu

Millie Simmons
Co-Chair, Senior Class Gift Campaign
Class of 2014
Masimmo3@ncsu.eduu