From annual giving to planned gifts, from endowed scholarships to faculty chairs, opportunities for giving to NC A&T are numerous. Your gifts support student aid, faculty research and facilities improvements. They also help programs such as honors, band and athletics. So, whether you’re a student, an established professional or about to retire, there is a giving option that’s just right for you to make a difference at NC A&T.
Endowed gifts provide ongoing benefits for NC A&T by earning a market rate of interest while keeping the principal investment intact to fund future years of scholarships, or whatever efforts the donor sought to fund. In some instances, a percentage of the principal is allowed to be used each year. An endowment allows NC A&T to be less reliant upon volatile funding sources such as government and sponsored programs. Naming Opportunities for donors who wish to make a gift in honor or in memory of an individual, there are opportunities to name buildings, rooms, scholarships, professorships, departments and programs.
Funds received through the annual giving campaign are an essential supplement to NC A&T’s current basic operating needs. Because support from the state has decreased over the years, annual gifts allow the university to renovate facilities, upgrade technology, purchase new equipment and provide student scholarships, among other things. Gifts to the annual giving campaign may be designated for a specific college/school/department or they can be unrestricted for use where the need is greatest. In addition, some employers match their employees’ charitable contributions.
Some individuals give to NC A&T while they are enrolled as undergraduate and graduate students. The student giving program supports the annual giving campaign. Participation is optional, but those who do say they feel a greater sense of school pride that results in a tradition of giving that continues long after their matriculation at the university has ended.
The class reunion is a great time for alumni to give back to alma mater and to recognize their gift giving over a period of time. Since the maximum number of years to fulfill pledges for endowed gifts, there’s no better time than a class reunion year to establish a fund and complete it by the next reunion.
Alumni Chapter Giving
NC A&T’s alumni are among the university’s most loyal supporters. Nine percent of the more than 42,100 living alumni contributed to the annual giving campaign in fiscal year 2011.
Corporate and Foundation Giving
Through the years, NC A&T has adapted its curriculum and teaching methodologies to ensure that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students – as well as those in other disciplines – receive an education that allows them to be competitive in a changing world. Your investment in NC A&T helps to ensure that our university and our graduates are continually able to demonstrate strength and potential by sustaining major programs in nanotechnology, leadership and community development, logistics and transportation systems, and public health.