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Major Gifts

Check presentation to the Chancellor
Sharon Gittens-Quick presented Chancellor Debra Saunders-White with an additional $20,000 to boost the value of the Charles L. and Ruthe Hamme Gittens Endowed Scholarship Fund to more than $50,000.

Leadership gifts from alumni, parents, corporations, foundations and friends foster transformative change and enable NCCU to achieve its long-term goals.

Major gifts are those valued at $25,000 or more and are generally paid over a period of five years.  NCCU’s major gift officers work with donors and friends to identify giving opportunities that align their needs with those of the university. Major gifts may be used to endow scholarships, professorships or programs. Endowed funds provide NCCU’s Foundation with an annual income stream that enables the university to make these strategic investments while preserving the principal gift in perpetuity.  Major gifts may also be used to renovate or construct new facilities or purchase costly equipment.

For additional information about any of the following giving opportunities, please email us.

Restricted scholarships or fellowships: A gift of $25,000 or more is required to establish a named endowment for either scholarship support for undergraduate students or fellowship support for graduate students. The interest income is allocated to the students’ needs while the principal remains intact in perpetuity.

Professorships: To establish a full professorship, a minimum of $1 million is required. These named chairs are awarded to senior professors.  An associate professorship may proceed with a minimum of $500,000, and $250,000 will enable an assistant professorship.

Capital projects: Modern and attractive facilities are necessary to draw and serve the best and brightest students and faculty. Various naming opportunities are available throughout the campus.

Memorial or legacy gifts: Memorial gifts are fitting and lasting ways to recognize a loved one or a beloved faculty member.  The financial requirements for naming a program or facility vary.  Donors are encouraged to contact us to discuss guidelines for specific projects and programs.  Naming opportunities are available throughout the university, including:

  • Scholarships and fellowships
  • Endowed faculty positions
  • Lectureships and lecture series
  • Buildings
  • Other physical facilities
  • Outdoor structures
  • Special naming opportunities

Special projects: Each department or program has special needs ranging from state-of-the-art laboratory apparatus, to musical instruments, lighting and sound equipment for NCCU’s award-winning fine arts programs.

Planned Giving: Planned gifts offer flexible and convenient ways to support the university while fulfilling the donor’s financial needs. A broad range of options is available, including making NCCU a beneficiary in your will.  Life income gifts, gift annuities or other financial arrangements can result in significant tax savings for the donor.  Additional information may be found on our planned giving page.  Randal Childs is available to answer any questions that you may have. Contact him by email or call him at 919-530-5264.

The Chautauqua Heritage Society recognizes, honors and thanks those who have created a provision in their wills or estate plans to benefit North Carolina Central University and who have informed the university of their commitment. Planned gifts that provide life income payments to the donor are credited toward membership as well. For more information about becoming a Chautauqua Heritage Society member, please contact Randal Childs.

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