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The R. Stanhope Pullen Society

A Pullen Society member being recognized by Chancellor Woodson with a Pullen Society certificate

The R. Stanhope Pullen Society recognizes alumni and friends who support NC State with deferred gifts. Through their generosity and foresight, Pullen members play a vital role in securing the future of NC State. Just as R. Stanhope Pullen, a leading Raleigh citizen and philanthropist, donated the original 62 acres for the land-grant college now known as NC State, Pullen Society members are laying the groundwork for the future of our great institution.

Membership in the Pullen Society is open to individuals who would like to assure that NC State continues to thrive for generations to come through a variety of estate planning tools such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance and will bequests. Membership offers opportunities to be more fully engaged with the university and fellow Pullen Society members.

Pullen Society Welcomes 112 New Members in 2023 Induction Ceremony

NC State’s R. Stanhope Pullen Society celebrates Pack members who have made a planned gift supporting the university through their wills, trusts, IRA rollovers and more. This year’s induction event was held in historic Reynolds Coliseum and included a special tie-in with the men’s basketball team’s 1983 NCAA Championship win.

Special Pullen Society certificates were presented to each new member during the 2023 induction event.
Guest speaker Leigh-Kathryn Bonner ’15 discusses NC State’s Think and Do spirit and its impact on Bee Downtown at the Pullen Society Luncheon on April 17, 2019.