Who We Are
We are a committed and talented group of multigenerational, multidisciplinary professional women dedicated to growing, recognizing and celebrating philanthropic contributions by women to NC State.
Mission of Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy
Build a sustainable, engaged network of diverse women committed to NC State through their leadership, philanthropy and influence.
Vision of Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy
Inspire and engage women to transform the culture of philanthropy at NC State through influential leadership and impactful giving.
There is strength in the Pack, when it comes to collective impact — through financial support, volunteer service, advocacy and the other ways we can give back to NC State. For more information, contact us at WolfpackWomenInPhilanthropy@ncsu.edu or via this form.
Our Vision of Impactful Women in Action
NC State Distinguished Education Professor Hollylynne Lee Receives Cherry Award
The Cherry Award honors professors with exceptional teaching skills who have a record of having a positive, inspiring and long-lasting impact on students.
Extraordinary Difference: Adama and Dewayne Washington
Adama and Dewayne Washington are some of the many Pack members who contributed to this historic fundraising effort. For the Washingtons, it was never a question of if they would give back to NC State but how.
Extraordinary Difference: Lindsay Wrege
Lindsay Wrege ’21 is one of the many Pack members who have been benefited by this historic fundraising effort. Wrege is helping adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain meaningful employment through 321 Coffee, a company that she co-founded.
Extraordinary Difference: Dr. Natasha Olby
The Dr. Kady M. Gjessing and Rahna M. Davidson Distinguished Chair in Gerontology, Professor Neurology and Neurosurgery provides Olby with critical funding to better understand and care for aging pets.
Extraordinary Difference: Bria Cofield Wright
Bria Cofield Wright '16 '19, a fifth-grade English language arts and social studies teacher at Hortons Creek Elementary School in Cary, is able to continue her family’s proud academic tradition thanks in part to funding from the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign.
Extraordinary Difference: Meriem Laroussi
Laroussi came to NC State to break the mold and learn like only she could. Through support from the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, she did just that — and more — as a Fitts Scholar in Fitts-Woolard Hall.
Extraordinary Difference: Vie Villafuerte
Vie Villafuerte ’22 is one of the many Pack members who have benefited from the Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign. Villafuerte got her chance at earning an engineering degree in the U.S. when her family moved from Peru so she could chase her dreams.
Lighting the Torch for Future Students
Five NC State alumnae have created a scholarship to honor the 45th anniversary of the Mu Omicron chapter of Delta Sigma Theta's founding.
Through the Darkness to Shine a Light
To become the first in her family to earn a degree, Esmira Poladova persevered through tragedy and challenges and, as an NC State senior, even became an advocate for other underresourced students.