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Copper Wolf on Central Campus in the fall

Sep 13, 2021

An Easy Way to Give

Edna Gaston’s love for NC State runs deep. Gaston has been a loyal supporter of the university over the years, and she and her late husband, Perry, helmed a famous tailgate at Carter-Finley Stadium for many football seasons. Gaston recently designated gifts to Athletics, the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Extension Master Gardeners program through her will. 

the Washington family posed together at Vaughn Towers

Aug 23, 2021

A Transformational Gift to Strengthen Community

Alumni Dewayne and Adama Washington are giving back to athletics and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in order to expand opportunities and support for students, particularly those from groups underrepresented in higher education. 

Boo Corrigan

Jul 26, 2021

Think and Do: NC State Athletics

Boo Corrigan, director of NC State Athletics, discusses how donors are making the extraordinary happen in the department every day. 

Lauren Kent on the mat

May 24, 2021

Setting the Bar(s) High

Scholarship support helped Lauren Kent ’21 excel in the classroom and in competition as a business administration major and four-time All-EAGL Scholastic Team gymnast. 

Raina Perez walking onto court

Apr 12, 2021

Perez Talks Basketball, Online Learning During COVID

Raina Perez, an NC State graduate certificate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ youth, family and community sciences program, talks about academics and athletics during a pandemic — including hitting the championship-winning shot in the finals of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro in early March. 

an NC State football helmet next to a football

Sep 22, 2020

NC State Athletics Offering Football Fan Cutouts

Due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on attendance for fall sports, NC State Athletics is providing other ways that the Wolfpack can help support the Pack on game days while not physically being in the stands. Fans will be able to purchase a Wolfpack Football Fan Cutout to have their face in the stands of Carter-Finley Stadium. Proceeds from the sales will go directly to supporting student-athletes. 

Preserve the Pack graphic image with collage photos of fans and athletes

Sep 15, 2020

NC State Athletics Launches Preserve the Pack Campaign

Much like the rest of the country, NC State Athletics is facing significant challenges as a result of COVID-19. In an effort to address an expected multimillion-dollar deficit resulting from lost ticket and television revenue and more, University Advancement, NC State Athletics and the Wolfpack Club have launched a special fundraising effort. Contributions to Preserve the Pack will provide unrestricted funding to maintain the best possible student-athlete experience and protect NC State Athletics and all that it means to the university community. 

virtual mosaic displaying students spelling 2024 in front of Talley

Aug 25, 2020

Meet the Newest Members of the Pack

A Park Scholar, an FFA leader, a Goodnight Scholar, a member of the Wolfpack football team and a Summer Textile Exploration Program participant are just a few of the newest members of NC State's student body. Though this year’s first-year and transfer students are facing a new kind of fall semester, they’re ready to work hard, have fun and make the most of every opportunity.   

Ben Broussard posing in the stands of Carter Finley Stadium

Jul 10, 2020

5 Questions With Ben Broussard

Ben Brousssard, new executive director of the Wolfpack Club, looks forward to building relationships, generating support for student-athlete scholarships and finding ways philanthropy can bolster programs, while carrying on the legacy of his predecessor, Bobby Purcell. 

Bobby Purcell posing in front of Wolfpack Club sign

Jul 10, 2020

‘Don of Donations’ Retires

Over a career spanning six chancellors, eight athletics directors, and 19 Wolfpack football, men’s and women’s basketball, and baseball coaches, one thing remained constant: Bobby Purcell's passion for NC State and its student-athletes. The philanthropic partnerships he built in his more than 30 years as executive director for the Wolfpack Club will endure as one of his many legacies.