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Jun 6, 2023

Podcast: Taking the Founders’ Pledge With Charles Gaddy

On the Season 2 finale of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by NC State alumnus, supporter and entrepreneur Charles Gaddy to discuss his recent Founders’ Pledge, a new way donors can help Wolfpack entrepreneurs-in-training Think and Do. Gaddy also discusses his unusual college experience and career path, which eventually led him to sell a company he cofounded and, thus, greatly expand his philanthropic efforts. 

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May 23, 2023

Major Gift Expands Support for Commercially Focused NC State Research

An entrepreneur’s generosity to the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund is increasing its impact and inspiring others to contribute to its success. 

Daryn Wilkerson

May 2, 2023

Park, Centennial Scholarships Help Daryn Wilkerson Design a Bright Future

Fashion designer Daryn Wilkerson ’23 is prepared to enter the bridal industry in style following her graduation from NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles this week. Private support — and the real-world, hands-on career experience it provided — helped pave the way. 

Special Pullen Society certificates were presented to each new member during the 2023 induction event.

May 2, 2023

Pullen Society Welcomes 112 New Members in 2023 Induction Ceremony

NC State’s R. Stanhope Pullen Society celebrates Pack members who have made a planned gift supporting the university through their wills, trusts, IRA rollovers and more. This year’s induction event was held in historic Reynolds Coliseum and included a special tie-in with the men’s basketball team’s 1983 NCAA Championship win. 

Charles Gaddy and his family in Vietnam on a recent trip. Photo provided.

Apr 18, 2023

NC State Innovation and Entrepreneurship Celebrates the Completion of Its First Founders’ Pledge

Charles Gaddy ’93 has fulfilled his commitment to help Wolfpack start-up creators fuel their entrepreneurial dreams by enabling them to take part in new and exciting experiential-learning opportunities. 

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Apr 4, 2023

Podcast: Cofounding the Extraordinary With 321 Coffee

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Lindsay Wrege and Michael Evans of 321 Coffee. These Park Scholars cofounded the coffee company while they were freshmen at NC State with help from their scholarships, the Andrews Launch Accelerator and other sources of private support. The result: a Raleigh-based coffee company that currently employs more than 50 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Suzanne Gordon

Feb 27, 2023

Pack Profile: Suzanne Gordon

An NC State alumna with three degrees to her name, Suzanne Gordon not only supports her alma mater financially but has also served on several of its most important boards — something that was once unheard of for Wolfpack women. 

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Feb 27, 2023

Podcast: Stewardship With Heather Tart

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re discussing stewardship with Heather Tart, the senior director of stewardship for NC State’s Office of Development Communications and Stewardship. Heather leads the team’s efforts to express the university’s gratitude to supporters who give of their time, talents and finances to provide for its success. 

D.H. Hill Jr. Library

Feb 20, 2023

Looking Back to Look Ahead

As NC State Day of Giving 2023 approaches, we’re celebrating Sonny Dowdy, a Wilson College of Textiles alumnus whose estate gift and annual gifts will benefit NC State University Libraries — and inspire other donors — for many years to come. 

Iqbal Husain, left, works with Taohid Latif ’22 on the latter’s Ph.D. project.

Jan 30, 2023

Providing FREEDM Through a Better Power Grid

Iqbal Husain, director of NC State’s FREEDM Systems Center and a distinguished professor in the College of Engineering, is on a mission to make the world cleaner, greener and easier to travel in.