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Tag: Planned Giving

portrait of Anita and Tony Avent

Jul 6, 2020

Delighting Plant Lovers With Unique Blooms

Tony Avent, a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus who studied horticulture under J.C. Raulston, has seen a dramatic uptick in business -- and meaningful connections -- as the owner of Plant Delights Nursery, which ships rare and unusual perennials worldwide. The mail-order nursery funds Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a 28-acre research and education garden in Raleigh. Avent and his wife Anita have begun to create an endowment that will gift the garden to NC State as a bequest. 

Angela Caraway posing with a Packapalooza attendee

Jun 16, 2020

Angela C. Caraway Family Scholarship a Dream Come True

Angela Caraway '95 has stayed connected to NC State through her work as the event planner for Packapalooza, and as a board member for the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity and for the National Diversity Advisory Board. She recently furthered that connection by establishing the Caraway Family Scholarship to support first-generation students from North Carolina's rural counties. A combination of planned and annual gifts helped Caraway realize her dream of honoring her family in this way. 

Watauga medal winners over the years gathered together

Mar 24, 2020

Meet the 2020 Watauga Medal Winners

Alumni Steve Angel, Kady Gjessing and Nancy Ridenhour receive NC State's highest nonacademic honor for their decades of service and generosity to the university. 

The Carson family posing around a big cardboard check for Connies fund

Feb 25, 2020

The Gift of Opportunity for NC State Students

When Connie Carson arrived at NC State as a first-generation college student, student affairs programs and intramural sports provided her with the community she needed to succeed. Through a generous planned gift and annual giving contributions to establish the Connie L. Carson Student Experience Fund and further strengthen the Wolfpack Club's Student-Athlete Engagement And Leadership Fund, Carson is ensuring future first-year students find their place in the Pack. 

Charlie and Marty Coe outside their home

Feb 25, 2020

In Memoriam: Charlie Coe

Charles K. Coe, professor emeritus of public administration and an outstanding member of NC State's faculty for 28 years, passed away Feb. 5. He and his wife Marty felt strongly about supporting faculty research and graduate students. They created a bequest to enhance research within the School of Public and International Affairs. 

Cathy and Ron Hairr

Jan 28, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Want Future Teachers to Have the Same Opportunity’

Cathy and Ron Hairr treasure the education they received at NC State, but paying for school often interfered with time for studying, and they were unable to experience semesters abroad. They have established a gift through their estate that will be shared equally between NC State’s College of Education and College of Engineering to provide need-based scholarships so future teachers and engineers can take full advantage of opportunities at the university. 

Students outside Kamphoefner Hall

Jan 21, 2020

Creating a Lasting Legacy to the College of Design

Bill Dove, a 1956 graduate of NC State's College of Design, has contributed expansively to the profession of architecture and to his alma mater. A member of the W. C. Riddick and R. S. Pullen giving societies, he has given generously to programs including Caldwell Fellows. In 1999, Dove received an award for service from the Alumni Association for his legacy of voluntarism. 

students conducting research in water at the center for marine sciences and technology

Jan 7, 2020

Estate Gift Supports Coastal Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

NC State's College of Sciences recently received a $366,000 gift from the estate of Bob Simpson to establish a fund that will support students and faculty who are studying or conducting research in marine sciences and coastal natural resources at the university's Center for Marine Sciences and Technology. 

Jane Rogers

Dec 3, 2019

Jane Rogers: Supporting Students’ Leadership Potential

Jane Rogers has been named the College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 Distinguished Alumna and was recognized at the annual NC State Alumni Association Evening of Stars Gala. She has more than 40 years of experience developing and leading nonprofit, educational, governmental and for-profit organizations. Rogers, a member of the Chancellor’s Circle and the R. Stanhope Pullen Society, also has established a planned gift to support students’ access to international study abroad opportunities and to provide leadership opportunities to students engaged with our state’s social innovation nonprofit sector. 

Carol Rahmani in front of waterfalls

Oct 29, 2019

Carol Rahmani: Giving Where Your Interests Lie

Carol Rahmani and her husband, both alumni, lived and breathed NC State for decades and always planned on giving something back to the university as a couple. After Abdul Rahmani passed away, Carol was determined to see their plans through. She has established endowments from her estate that match both her interests and those of her late husband.