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Major Gifts

Check presentation to the Chancellor
Mr. Isaiah Tidwell ‘67 presented Chancellor Saunders-White with a check to complete a $100,000 endowment established with his wife Hellena ‘68.

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.

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