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Jan 23, 2024

Podcast: Planned Giving With Katherine Miller

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Katherine Miller, the executive director of NC State’s Office of Gift Planning, to discuss planned giving and its importance to the university’s ongoing success. 

Anne Porter-Sasser and Neal Sasser

Jan 9, 2024

Celebrating Life, Love and Legacy Through Planned Giving

NC State made a powerful and lasting impact on Anne Porter-Sasser and Neal Sasser during their early years. Now, through several special estate gifts, this Wolfpack couple is planning to return the favor. 

Clyde Sorenson teaching Entomology 201

Dec 11, 2023

9,000 Students and Counting

Students who enroll in Entomology 201 to fulfill a science requirement don’t expect such a memorable class, but Clyde Sorenson — a three-time Wolfpack alumnus, a donor and a distinguished professor — has been perfecting his delivery over 27 years of teaching at NC State. Sorenson was recently featured on the NC State Philanthropy Podcast to detail his extraordinary contributions to his alma mater. 

The Memorial Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall.

Dec 11, 2023

Four College of Engineering Professors Among Most Cited Researchers in the World

Four NC State faculty members from the College of Engineering were recently recognized on Clarivate’s 2023 list of Highly Cited Researchers. Michael D. Dickey, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was among them. 

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. 

George and Jaclyn Hage in front of flowering trees

Apr 11, 2023

A Gift That Will Keep On Giving

Jaclyn Hage, director of development at the Wilson College of Textiles, used a gift from her grandfather to provide educational opportunities to others. The scholarship fund is just one of the ways she and her husband, George Hage ’04, are creating a legacy of empowering student success at NC State. 

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. 

A seedling

Dec 19, 2022

Seeding Future Leadership

Robin Nicholson and Jim Kirkland witnessed the impact of North Carolina 4-H and FFA over the course of their lives. Through their respective gifts, they’re ensuring that future generations can also experience these life-changing programs. 

a photo of Wolf Plaza by Becky Kirkland

Nov 14, 2022

Gifts That Keep on Giving

For Suzanne and Ralph Gordon, two tax-smart giving options offered the perfect ways to support their alma mater — then, now and always. 

Dr. Phillip Snider

Oct 25, 2022

Agriculture to Medicine: Dr. Phillip Snider Honored as CALS Distinguished Alumnus

Snider recently received his CALS Distinguished Alumni Award during the annual CALS Alumni Awards event. Snider’s passion for teaching and helping others are reasons he was chosen for this honor — and why he chose to make a planned gift through his estate that will provide scholarships to future students.