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Alumni Magazine

Foundation year in review

The Fitts-Woolard Engineering building at dusk. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

The NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. led another successful fundraising year for the College of Engineering.

Fundraising totals to the College were $22,858,897 during the 2022-23 budget year. The College has invested in projects like Day of Giving, raising a record $6.5 million from 1,661 gifts in March. These donations are critical to the growth and development of the College’s programs that round out and enhance students’ experiences while at NC State.

Color pie graph showing gifts and new commitments by gift source, fiscal year 2022-23.

The annual giving program raised a total of $577,920.25 from 5,446 donors for the College of Engineering Leadership Fund. The Dean’s Circle, the College’s leadership annual giving society, has 516 members. These donors help support the College’s top priority: our students.

Endowments to the College generally fall into one of three categories: scholarships, named professorships and fellowships. There are now 64 permanently endowed named professorships and $78.7 million in total endowed scholarships. Total endowment support for the College is $229.6 million as of June 30, 2023, including directly owned assets as well as endowments held outside of the Engineering Foundation.

Color pie chart showing gifts and new commitments by gift use, fiscal year 2022-23.

These fundraising achievements took place as the College celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023 — a time of pride in NC State Engineering’s accomplishments and of anticipation toward aspirations for the future.

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

For more information about The Engineering Foundation, please visit