Support the College
Every Gift Counts ... Annual Gifts and Endowment
NC State University is state-supported, not state-funded. We rely on private donations to give us an edge in educating students and recruiting faculty. Whether you choose to donate to the college as an investment or simply to demonstrate your support for higher education, contributing to the college will make a difference and impact lives.
Annual Gifts provide critical support for the college. Annual gifts can be “Unrestricted” or Restricted.” Unrestricted Gifts provide flexibility to respond to exciting opportunities, urgent needs and unexpected challenges. A Restricted Gift is directed to a specific fund or purpose.
CNR Dean's Discretionary
Forestry and Environmental Resources
Fisheries and Wildlife
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Pulp and Paper Foundation
Plus over 300 Restricted Funds
Contact CNR Development for a complete list of restricted funds
Endowment ...The Gift That Keeps Giving
An endowment creates financial stability, allowing the college to be less dependent on unpredictable sources of revenue. An endowment a permanent, invested and managed fund. A portion of annual income generated is used to carry out the donor's designated purpose. Income earned in excess of the annual amount spent is added back into the endowment; it continues to grow and maintains its purchasing power for future generations.
Establishing an endowment is easy: Outright gift of cash, 3-5 year pledged gift and/or planned gifts such as charitable trusts and will bequests. It’s a great way to establish permanent recognition—or to honor a loved one, an outstanding colleague or a corporate partner.