Ways to Support NC State

Cash Gifts

Are the easiest to value for tax purposes and for a donor to transfer by check or credit card to NC State University or one of its affiliated foundations.

Make a Gift Online using our secure website.

Send a check payable to Annual Giving for NCSU to:
Alumni & Donor Records
NC State University
Campus Box 7474
Raleigh, NC 27695-7474


Call 919-515-7827 and a staff member will assist you with your gift via credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Payroll Deduction

NC State employees can make a gift to the university by completing the
Payroll Deduction Form for NC State Employees

Outright Gifts

Make a gift that has an immediate impact at NC State:

Securities (Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds) – Buy low and give high. Gifts of Securities provide both significant tax and financial benefits, including bypassing capital gains taxes and providing income tax deductions. To learn how, click here.

Real estate – Typical types of real estate gifts to NC State, include personal residences, farms, undeveloped land, and commercial properties. Donors of real estate receive an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax. To learn how, click here.

Life insurance – Donate a paid-up policy you no longer need, create a new life insurance policy, name the NC State University Foundation  or any of our other foundations as a beneficiary of an existing policy. To learn how, click here.

• Gifts-in-Kind

• Honorary or Memorial gifts

Please contact the Planned Giving Office at 919-515-5106 for assistance or for additional information, visit the Planned Giving homepage.

Planned Gifts

Our Gift Planning staff is available to assist alumni and friends with the different types of planned giving and outline the many benefits of deferred gifts. You may designate your gift to assist students, faculty, research, programs, athletics, or any other area of your choosing. They can help you create a lasting impact on NC State, while meeting your own financial planning goals. Learn more about becoming member of the R. Stanhope Pullen Society, NC State’s deferred gift legacy society.

Helpful Links

Please contact the Planned Giving Office at 919-515-5106 or email for assistance or for additional information, visit the Planned Giving homepage.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations and businesses sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees, employees’ spouses or retirees. This is a great way to double or even triple your gift to NC State.

Click here to see if you are employed by a matching gift company. You may also go to or call your human resources department to determine matching gift policies and procedures.

Please send completed forms to:

Matching Gifts Manager
NC State University
Advancement Services
Campus Box 7474
Raleigh, NC 27695-7474

If you have questions, please call 919-515-9084 or 888-383-0324 or email

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.


Endowment Levels

An endowment creates financial stability, allowing NC State to be less dependent on unpredictable sources of revenue, such as research sponsorship, state and national government aid.