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Tag: Planned Giving

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. 

Natalie Truby, Student Excellence Award; Maggie LaPlante, Zenith Medal for Service; Nancy Ridenhour, Distinguished Alumnus Award; Jamal Moss, Outstanding Young Alumnus Award; and Grant Barkley, Student Excellence Award

Oct 1, 2019

College of Sciences Honors Extraordinary Alumni and Students

At its annual awards dinner on Sept. 26, the College of Sciences recognized three alumni for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the college. All three — Nancy Ridenhour, Maggie LaPlante and Jamal Moss — have supported Sciences as volunteer leaders, advocates and donors. 

Clare Jordan portrait

Sep 3, 2019

My NC State Story: Clare Jordan

Pullen Society member Clare Jordan looks back on her time at NC State and how she has used her College of Humanities and Social Sciences degree to help nonprofits for the last 25 years. 

two horses in a pasture

Jun 25, 2019

Extraordinary Care, Extraordinary Appreciation

The extraordinary emergency care their horse Max received, as well as the cutting-edge work of the Intestinal Regenerative Medicine laboratory of assistant professor Liara Gonzales, inspired Mike and Mary Jo Matthies to make a bequest supporting equine research and equine medicine scholarships at NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner speaks to Pullen Society inductees.

Apr 29, 2019

Plenty of Buzz as NC State Welcomes New Pullen Society Members

NC State welcomed 76 new members to the R. Stanhope Pullen Society during a luncheon at James B. Hunt Jr. Library on April 17, 2019. 

Mary Jo Pringle and Marcy Murphy, clinical assistant professor of dermatology.

Apr 9, 2019

Her Dog Changed Lives. Now it’s Mary Jo Pringle’s Turn

Mary Jo Pringle has always had a special relationship with animals, including Blarney, a golden retriever named after the famed stone in Ireland. Since Blarney's death in 2010, Pringle has become a major donor to NC State's College of Veterinary Medicine, establishing a pair of planned gifts that will endow a research fund and chair in comparative pain research. 

Sandy Thach

Feb 25, 2019

A Love for Students — and Cats, Too

Sandy Thach spent her NC State career helping students achieve their academic dreams. In retirement, she's helping them even more. She recently established the Sandy and Jerry Thach Endowed Scholarship at the College of Veterinary Medicine, and her generosity also will support an exam room for cat patients and the Companion Animal Pet Assistance Fund. 

Stephanie Cogdell and Chancellor Woodson

Feb 12, 2019

Making Her Mark

Stephanie Cogdell found a home at NC State and, as a volunteer, board member, mentor and donor, she has been giving back ever since. She has established a planned gift that benefits, in part, the Black Alumni Society’s Augustus Witherspoon Graduate Scholarship Endowment and Lawrence M. Clark Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship funds.