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Ways to give to the NC State Engineering Foundation

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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.


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 and approved by the dean of engineering.

Board of Directors

V. Nelson Peeler, Jr., President, EE ‘88
Bruce Baldwin, ME ‘92
Suzanne Beckstoffer, CE ‘82
Michael Broaders
Robert (Bob) Brooks, EO ‘69
Linda Butler, NE ‘86
Calvin Carter, Jr., MSE ’77, ’80, ‘83
Wes Covell, EE ‘84
Mike Creed, CE ‘73, ‘84
Casey Dean, EE ‘67
Heather Denny, CE ‘95
David Dove, AE ‘69
Steffanie Easter, CHE ’85
Suzanne Gordon, CSC ’75, MA ’75, ST ‘80
Len Habas, EE ’66
Basil Hassan, AE ’88, ’90, ’93
Rashida Hodge, ISE ’02, ‘03
Seneca Jacobs, CE ‘99
Rob Loftis, EE ‘02
Helene Lollis, CHE ‘87
Samuel (Sam) McCachern, CE ‘85
Tiffany Chin Moore, IE ’01
Chi Nguyen, AE ‘92
Deval Parikh, CHE ’94, EC ’95
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
David Whitley, EE ‘92
Mark Wyatt, CSC ‘80
Deborah B. Young, CE ‘77
Sahaj Zalavadia, CSC ’22


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

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

Allison Gorrell
Business Services Coordinator ▪ 919.515.9974

Shawnda Hill
Business Officer ▪ 919.513.7557

Anna Knight
Director of Development / Major gift contact for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Nuclear Engineering ▪ 919.513.7604

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

Jenna Slater
Administrative Assistant ▪ 919.515.7458

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

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

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

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