The Division of University Advancement is one of seven administrative divisions at North Carolina A&T State University. Our mission is to support the university through the enhancement and management of private resources by expanding opportunities for engagement, increasing the division’s resources, strengthening the university’s brand, and improving communications.
Organizationally, University Advancement is made up of five units:
The Office of Alumni Relations is the unification of the University and the Alumni Association with the goal of building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships for our diverse alumni community. We plan to create engagement opportunities for alumni to connect with students, one another and the university utilizing their time, talent and treasure. In addition, we will focus on nurturing current students to create a tradition of participation and giving to support the university’s mission and goals.
Development creates and maintains funding opportunities through prospect research, cultivation and stewardship. Our development officers seek to raise private gifts of $25,000 or more for the College of Engineering, School of Technology, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Athletics. Corporate and foundation support is raised to meet the needs of all academic programs and student scholarships, and the Aggie Athletic Foundation brings major support to athletics through direct funding and corporate sponsorship.
Advancement Services exists in order to support the activities of the Division such as developing lifelong relationships with our students, alumni and supporters, and building a strong community that stays involved in A&T. Through these activities, we work together to advance the university. The support Advancement Services provides is that of a sound technological infrastructure. Advancement Services is responsible for all strategic development services activities, including prospect research, gift processing, technology, document imaging, training, and data services. Advancement Services will meet the needs of the fund raising professionals who use the university's relational database, while also developing and implement strategic operating plans for information systems in anticipation of future needs. Our goal is to assist in allowing the goals of the university's strategic plan to be met through the highest levels of efficiency, accountability, and infrastructure support.
The North Carolina A&T University Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) associated entity established to support the mission of the university. The foundation fosters and promotes the growth, progress and general welfare of the university by receiving and administering gifts and donations. It also provides funds for which state and/or tax monies are not available. In addition to investments, unrestricted and restricted funds, the foundation manages and administers funds and properties for the benefit of the university.
The Triangle Business Journal has reported that N.C. A&T ranks No. 1 among HBCUs in North Carolina and No. 4 in the UNC System for the highest return on investment.
An agriculture research project at N.C. A&T will establish recommendations for small-scale urban vegetable production for the Piedmont.
A group of undergraduates are researching the movement of hurricanes, design of small-satellite systems and other earth science and engineering systems.
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