CALS donor giving is up 66 percent

Donor giving to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences topped $57 million last year, up 66 percent over the previous year. The generosity of college alumni and supporters helped NC State break fundraising records, boosting donations for scholarships, research, academic programs and faculty support to an all-time high.

Dean Richard Linton praised the college’s fundraising effort. “This is remarkable progress over our stated goal of $50 million by 2020,” he said.

In the 2014-15 fiscal year that ended June 30, NC State received gifts and pledges totaling a record $208.5 million, an 11-percent increase over the previous year, and a remarkable 133-percent increase since Chancellor Randy Woodson took the helm in 2010.

Of this, more than half — $106 million — was earmarked for the university’s endowment, an investment that supports NC State’s long-term growth and success. That helped the endowment grow to a record $984 million by the end of the fiscal year, an increase of 96 percent since 2010.

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