Giving Recognition

The college gratefully honors the generous support of alumni and friends who advance our work in science education, research and outreach. We recognize our donors as a way to thank them and promote the importance of philanthropy to our success.

The Dean’s Circle

The Dean’s Circle is the leadership giving society of the College of Sciences. It was created to encourage unrestricted annual gifts of $1,000 or more to the college’s Excellence Fund and Enhancement Funds for each of its six academic departments. Our 2018-19 Dean’s Circle membership featured more than 200 donors.

The college directs this unrestricted support toward top priorities such as:

  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Student programs
  • Research support
  • Student and faculty recruitment activities

Dean’s Council




Young Alumni II (6-10 years post-graduation)

Young Alumni I (1-5 years post-graduation)

The Young Alumni giving levels were established for alumni who have graduated within the last 10 years, including those in their 10th reunion year.

  • Membership in the Chancellor’s Circle, the university’s leadership giving society (for gifts of $1,000 or more)
  • Recognition in the College’s alumni magazine and website
  • College of Sciences Excellence Fund
  • Biological Sciences Department Enhancement Fund
  • Chemistry Department Enhancement Fund
  • Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department Enhancement Fund
  • Mathematics Department Enhancement Fund
  • Physics Department Enhancement Fund
  • Statistics Department Enhancement Fund

  • Online credit card payment
  • Stock transfer
  • Check payable to “NC State College of Sciences Foundation.” Please indicate the name of the fund you’ve chosen on the check.

Mail checks to:

NC State University
College of Sciences Foundation
Campus Box 8118
Raleigh, NC 27695-8118

Naming Opportunities

It’s no stretch to say that a legacy naming gift would transform the College of Sciences by supporting the work of our students and faculty for generations. A naming gift can be transformative in many ways, including elevating an institution’s national profile and boosting its national rankings.

A gift to name the College of Sciences will build on the momentum created by the recent bringing together of the biological, physical and mathematical sciences into one comprehensive college.
  • Enables academic leaders to remain ahead of the curve, developing and supporting programs of research and teaching that address society’s needs
  • Creates professorships, graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships that attract scholars across the disciplines
  • Addresses needs all over the college through support for the biological, mathematical, statistical, chemical, physical and earth-system sciences
  • Allows the college to respond to new directions in industry and society that affect health and well-being, energy and the environment, and safety and security, making NC State a sought-after destination for top faculty and students
Naming the college’s six academic departments will offer instant prestige and further establish NC State as a destination for top scholars.
  • Ensures the pre-eminence of the departments, and their contributions to the state and national economies, for generations to come
  • Allows departments to respond to emerging needs and opportunities by providing faculty and student support, curricula enrichments and increased opportunities for interdisciplinary research
  • Establishes professorships, graduate fellowships and scholarships that attract the best and brightest in their fields to NC State
This proposed center would be a hub for public science and science communication, engaging the entire university and the general public through research projects, workshops, lectures, seminars and a range of other initiatives. Furthermore, it would establish the college as a world leader in these areas. Among its goals:
  • Provide opportunities for every undergraduate student to engage in science communication activities, such as a campus-wide project that focuses on genomics, biodiversity or climate change
  • Pioneer innovative citizen science projects, such as recent efforts to measure armpit diversity, that engage the public from hypotheses to data collection to analyses
  • Partner with NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences to further explore the creation of an undergraduate initiative that focuses on communicating science
  • Develop a Science Communication graduate certificate program to train graduate students to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Build on the partnership with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, including capitalizing on joint faculty appointments that bring a public mindset to the university and an academic mindset to the museum

Brock Matthews
Assistant Dean for Advancement