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Ways to Give

The gifts you contribute, no matter the size, make a huge difference. Your contributions enable students and faculty to think and do on an unprecedented scale.

Annual Giving

Give every year. Support the college’s top priorities by contributing to the Humanities and Social Sciences Excellence Fund. Gifts to the Excellence Fund are unrestricted and are often used for programs not covered by state funding, such as our Dean’s Scholars program. The college also has numerous funds that support specific departments and programs.

Make a Gift Online

Use our Secure Online Gift Form to make a gift by credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Mail Your Gift

Mail your check, made payable to NC State Foundation, Inc. On the check memo line, please indicate where you wish to direct your gift. Mail checks to:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Office of Development
Campus Box 7474
Raleigh, NC 27695-7474

Faculty and Staff Payroll Deductions

NC State faculty and staff can make a monthly contribution to NC State to the area of their choice via payroll deduction.

Visit the NC State Employee Payroll Deduction Portal to start a new deduction or manage your existing deduction.

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By creating an endowment, you’ll assure support for our students and faculty for decades. You’ll create a living legacy.

Endowment gifts are invested and, when fully funded, produce annual income to support your chosen purpose. Donors can create their own endowed funds or contribute to an existing fund.

Endowed Full Tuition Scholarship

Your gift of $250,000 or more will provide full tuition support for an extraordinary student in a program of your choice and a stipend for experiential learning, service learning or study abroad.

Endowed Merit Award Scholarship

Your gift of $50,000 or more will provide a partial merit-based scholarship for an incoming freshman in a program of your choice in recognition of his or her exceptional academic ability, talent and potential.

Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship

A gift of $50,000 or more provides a partial merit- or need-based scholarship for a student in an undergraduate program of your choice.

Endowed Chair

Your gift of $2.5 million or more will provide salary and operational support enhancements to attract or retain eminent scholars to the college of your choice.

Endowed Distinguished Professorship

Your gift of $1 million or more will provide salary supplements and other resources to attract and retain highly respected scholars to the program of your choice. Many gifts qualify for state matching funds. The North Carolina General Assembly currently offers a generous gift-matching program available to donors who establish a distinguished professorship.

Endowed Faculty Award

Your gift of $100,000 or more will provide supplemental support to faculty for their teaching, scholarship, research or extension responsibilities.

Endowed Graduate Fellowship

A gift of $500,000 or more supports a student in the graduate program of your choice.

Endowed Graduate Fellowship Fund

A gift of $150,000 or more provides partial support for students in a graduate program of your choice. These funds may be used to address tuition as well as research and dissertation expenses, travel to professional conferences and other activities essential to a quality graduate education.

Creating an Endowment

For more information on creating an endowment, contact the college’s development office: 

Other Giving Opportunities

The Office of Gift Planning assists donors with various types of planned giving.

You can remember NC State in your will or make the university the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, a life insurance policy or a gift annuity. Working in conjunction with your professional advisors, our gift planning team can assist with financial, tax, retirement and estate planning to achieve your objectives. Contact the Office of Gift Planning at 919-515-5106 for assistance or visit the Office of Gift Planning website for additional information.

Click to view information on leaving a legacy for the Humanities and Social Sciences and suggested language for gifts through wills and trusts.

Gifts of securities may allow for tax benefits for the donor by bypassing capital gains taxes and providing an income tax deduction. Gifts of appreciated securities held for more than a year are generally deductible at market value, regardless of the purchase price.

When making a gift of securities to NC State it is important you notify us in advance of making the transfer. This will help us ensure proper crediting and acknowledgment takes place. If you are interested in making a gift of securities, contact Gifts & Records at or 919-515-7827 for further instructions.

Securities must be received in one of our brokerage accounts by Dec. 31 in order to be counted and deducted in the current calendar year. The following information will be required: 

  • Donor name
  • Security name
  • Number of shares (or type of security)
  • Date of transfer
  • Transferring broker
  • Name of fund receiving gift 

Many corporations and businesses sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees, employees’ spouses or retirees. This is a great way to double or even triple your gift to NC State.

Click here to see if you are employed by a matching gift company. If you are affiliated with a company or foundation that matches gifts, please initiate a matching gift claim by following your organization’s procedures. If a form is required, please send a completed and signed form along with your gift. If you’ve already made your gift, you can still apply for a matching gift. Simply mail your completed form to:

Matching Gifts Manager
NC State University
Advancement Services
Campus Box 7474
Raleigh, NC 27695-7474

If you have questions, please call 919-515-9084 or 888-383-0324 or email