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Ways to Give

Checks, Credit, EFT

Gifts of cash are the easiest and most direct way to give to NC State and are fully deductible for individuals who itemize on their federal income tax return. There are several ways to make a gift of cash.



Send a check payable to NC State University Foundation to:

Gifts and Records Management
NC State University
Campus Box 7474
Raleigh, NC 27695-7474


Call 919-515-7827 and a staff member will assist you with your gift via credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations and businesses sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees, employees’ spouses or retirees. This is a great way to double or even triple your gift to NC State.

Search this page to see if you are employed by a matching gift company. You may also go to or call your human resources department to determine matching gift policies and procedures.

Please send completed forms to:

Matching Gifts Manager
NC State University
Advancement Services
Campus Box 7474
Raleigh, NC 27695-7474

If you have questions, please call 919-515-9084 or 888-383-0324 or email

Securities (Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds)

Buy low and give high. Gifts of Securities provide both significant tax and financial benefits, including bypassing capital gains taxes and providing income tax deductions — a double tax benefit.

Real Estate

Typical types of real estate gifts to NC State, include personal residences, farms, undeveloped land, and commercial properties. Donors of real estate receive an income tax deduction and avoid capital gains tax.

Planned Gifts

Our Gift Planning staff is available to assist alumni and friends with the different types of planned giving and outline the many benefits of deferred gifts. You may designate your gift to assist students, faculty, research, programs, athletics, or any other area of your choosing. They can help you create a lasting impact on NC State, while meeting your own financial planning goals.

  • INCLUDE the university foundation in your estate plans;
  • CREATE a gift that pays you income (a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust);
  • NAME the university as a beneficiary of retirement assets or life insurance; or
  • DONATE a residence, farm, or vacation home to NC State outright or reserve a life estate.

Please contact the Development Office at 919-515-1736 or email For general information about planned giving options, visit the Planned Giving homepage.

The NC State University Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Donations to the NC State University Foundation are deductible to the extent permitted by law.