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Ways to give to the Engineering Foundation

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NC State Engineering Foundation staff

The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc., established in 1944, is the fundraising arm of the College of Engineering. For more information on the Foundation, including financial statements, audits and tax identification number, please visit

Annual Giving: Annual gifts to the College are generally for an unrestricted purpose. Gifts of more than $1,000 qualify for membership in the Dean’s Circle. Annual gifts from alumni are measured as “participation rate” and directly affect national rankings.

Endowment: An endowment is a fund held in perpetuity that benefits a specific purpose. Most endowments held by the Engineering Foundation are either for scholarships or endowed faculty positions.

Planned Giving: Planned gifts can be as simple as a bequest (including us in your estate plans). Other options include trust vehicles and annuities, which have the potential to provide an income stream and significant tax benefits.

Capital Gifts: These gifts go toward “bricks and mortar” projects. Donors are given “naming opportunities.” Opportunities include Fitts-Woolard Hall and other engineering buildings on Centennial Campus.

In-Kind Gifts: These are gifts of goods or services to the College at a discount or no cost.

Special Gifts: These gifts are directed to unique projects, centers or initiatives as directed and approved by the dean of engineering.

Foundation Staff

Griffin Lamb
Assistant Dean for Development and College Relations
Executive Director of the NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. ▪ 919.515.9956

Michael Walsh
Senior Director of Development / Major gift contact for the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ▪ 919.515.7237

Carissa S. Burroughs
Lead Event and Alumni Relations Coordinator ▪ 919.515.9975

Erica Fuller
Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Engagement / Contact for Young Alumni and Annual Giving ▪ 919.515.9958

Allison Gorrell
Business Services Coordinator ▪ 919.515.9974

Shawnda Hill
Business Officer ▪ 919.513.7557

Hannah Kunkel
Development Assistant ▪ 919.515.7458

Angela S. Martin
Associate Director of Annual Giving and Prospect Development
Contact for the Dean’s Circle and Annual Giving ▪ 919.513.1714

Sara Seltzer
Director of Development / Major gift contact for the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering ▪ 919.515.3973

Lindsay Smith
Director of Development / Major gift contact for the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering ▪ 919.515.7738

Department Representatives

Russ O’Dell
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering ▪ 919.513.2071

Laura Schranz
UNC / NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering ▪ 919.513.7937

Kenneth M. Tate
Department of Computer Science ▪ 919.513.4292

Board of Directors

V. Nelson Peeler, Jr., President, EE ‘88

Bruce Baldwin, ME ‘92

Ashley Barnes, IE ‘95

Suzanne Beckstoffer, CE ‘82

Michael Broaders

Robert (Bob) Brooks, EO ‘69

Linda Butler, NE ‘86

Calvin Carter, Jr., MSE ’77, ’80, ‘83

W. H. Clark, Jr., IE ‘56

Wes Covell, EE ‘84

Mike Creed, CE ‘73, ‘84

Casey Dean, EE ‘67

Heather Denny, CE ‘95

David Dove, AE ‘69

Ralph Edwards, IE ‘61

John Freeman, MSE ‘57

Suzanne Gordon, CSC ’75, MA ’75, ST ‘80

Len Habas, EE ’66

Rashida Hodge, ISE ’02, ‘03

Seneca Jacobs, CE ‘99

Rob Loftis, EE ‘02

Helene Lollis, CHE ‘87

Samuel (Sam) McCachern, CE ‘85

Mark Norcross, FMM ‘65

Chi Nguyen, AE ‘92

Leah Pursell, ME ‘21

Scott Stabler, MAE ‘82

Carl Stutts, Jr., CHE ‘68

Alvin Sumter, ISE ‘87

Pam Townsend, CE ’84, ‘87

Hannibal (Hans) Warren, Jr., CE ‘84

Greg Washington, ME ’89, ’91, ‘94

David Whitley, EE ‘92

Robert (Bob) Womack, MAE ‘59

Mark Wyatt, CSC ‘80

Deborah B. Young, CE ‘77


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