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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, Diversity Program Endowment and Enhancement Funds for each of its six academic departments.

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

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


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)
  • Invitations to annual VIP opportunities with the dean and college leadership
  • College of Sciences Excellence Fund
  • College of Sciences Diversity Program Endowment
  • 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

A Landmark Gift for Graduate Students

A $10 million estate gift to the College of Sciences from alumnus John McRary will support graduate students in physics and mathematics.

John McRary

Donor Recognition Event

The college’s annual donor recognition event celebrates our generous donors and recognizes the achievements of our students, faculty and staff that are made possible by philanthropy.


Sciences Advancement Office