1. What is the Senior Class Gift Campaign?
The SCGC is the united effort of the Class of 2013, led by the Senior Class Gift Committee, in which seniors donate philanthropic gifts to the program of their choice at NC State University. Donors participate to show their love, passion and appreciation for what the University has given to them. Donors choose to support the area(s) that mean the most to them. 23% of NC State’s revenue comes from private support, and those donors want to help make an impact on NCSU
2. What do I get for giving to the Senior Class Gift Campaign?
Your gift will help make a difference for a future NC State student and a place you care about, all senior donors will receive a letter from the Senior Class Gift Committee chairs.
3. Why does NC State need this money if it is a public University?
Funding from the state provides less than half of the financial support NC State needs for its daily operations. In an attempt to continue to grow, especially in these tight economic times, private funding is even more crucial to support faculty and student programs, research, technology, building and innovation.
4. I already pay tuition, why should I give NCSU money?
Tuition and fees only provide 18% of NC State’s revenue. As it is with State and Federal support, the university relies on private support to fill the gaps where financial support is needed. Private funding helps to support continuing advances at NC State University and increase the value of your degree.
5. What will my $20.13 really do?
All gifts make a difference. If 10% of the Senior Class make a gift of $20.13 that would equate to over $12,000, and imagine the difference that could make at NCSU. Gifts of all sizes add up to make a huge impact. Alumni gifts under $50 equated almost $100,000 to NCSU last year. Last year the Office of Annual Giving raised $1.85million from Alumni, Parents, Students, Faculty and Staff, and Friends.
6. Why is Participation important?
Participation in SCGC and alumni support, helps NC State receive funding from other sources. Corporations and Foundations look at alumni participation in giving as an indicator of confidence in and support of the University. Additionally, the alumni participation figure weighs into the U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of national universities.
7. Who should I contact for additional information?
Project Manager, Annual Giving
NC State University
Executive Director, Annual Giving