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What is Your Legacy?

CALLING ALL DONORS! We want to share your story -- in your words -- with the thousands of CALS alumni, friends, students, volunteers, faculty, staff and advocates who visit our webpages.

What stories would you like to share with others who care about the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences? You may write as much or as little as you'd like.

  • For instance, if there were special faculty who helped you achieve academic and career successes, tell us their inspirational tales.

  • Perhaps generous individuals created scholarships that helped finance your education, and you are carrying on the tradition --thank them again by writing it down. 

  • Or, if research and extension personnel provided support for you in your life's work, we'd like to learn about them.

  • It could be that simply cheering for the Wolfpack over the years has been one of your greatest joys -- let us know.

It's all about the motivation behind your generosity, what has led to your giving back to NC State and our College. 

To tell us your donor stories, just click here. Or you may email chris_wessel@ncsu.edu.

Legacy...what is left behind through the actions of a lifetime...

Dear Friends:

At a recent conference, the closing speaker asked the group of 600 attendees who could tell him the names of the four grandparents…about 100 people raised their hands. Then he asked who could name all eight of their great-grandparents. To our surprise, only two people in the entire audience raised their hands.

His response was, “Well, that’s all there is…within two generations after your death no one will remember who you were or what you stood for!” He went on to point out that the only solution was for us to make a Legacy Gift to a charity of our choice in order to ensure that our beliefs, values, legacy -- and even our names live on.

In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Legacy Gifts range from a $15,000 scholarship endowment for students to $25 million to name the entire College and create an unrestricted endowment to support our mission in perpetuity. Your Legacy Gift could be funded by something as simple as a codicil to your will or through gifts of cash or appreciated assets including real estate and securities.

These gifts can also provide you, and members of your family, with lifetime income, charitable deductions, and reduced or eliminated estate taxes.

To learn more about Legacy Gifts in the College, contact me in the CALS Advancement Office at 919-515-9262 or visit our websites below.

Keith D. Oakley
Executive Director

For ideas about the areas you might support with your Legacy Gift, please visit these sites or call us:

Students...
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/advancement/windows/
student support.htm
Call Chris Wessel at 919-515-7678 for scholarships, student activities, fellowships and awards
Call Anne Porter at 919-513-3463 for AgriLife Council, CALS Ambassadors and Career and Student Services

Faculty...
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/advancement/windows/faculty support.htm
Call Sharon Rowland at 919-515-9267 for Extension positions
Call Catherine Maxwell at 919-513-8294 for Research positions
Call Chris Wessel at 919-515-7678 for other positions

Teaching, Research and On-Campus Extension...
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/advancement/windows/TREsupport.htm

Call Anne Porter at 913-3463 for Teaching/Academic Programs
Call Catherine Maxwell at 913-513-8294 for Research
Call Sharon Rowland at 919-515-9267 for On-Campus Extension

Departmental and Center Support...
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/advancement/windows/depart_centers.htm
Call Chris Wessel at 919-515-7678 for Departmental Support
Call Catherine Maxwell at 919-513-8294 for Center Support
Call Anne Porter at 919-513-3463 for JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

County Extension Program: The Campaign for Counties...
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/advancement/windows/county ext.htm

Call Sharon Rowland at 919-515-9267

4-H Development Fund
Call Michael Martin at 919-513-8254

NC Family & Consumer Sciences Foundation...
Call Maurene Rickards at 336-655-6954

NC FFA Foundation
Call Joshua Starling at 919-513-7068

Buildings and Facilities: Naming Opportunities...
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/advancement/windows/naming.htm

Call Chris Wessel at 919-515-7678
Call Catherine Maxwell at 919-513-8294 for Dairy Campaign for Excellence (Creamery) and other Center/Research naming opportunities
Call Sharon Rowland at 919-515-9267 for Extension naming opportunities

Landscapes of Opportunity: Gifts of Land...
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/advancement/windows/landscapes.htm
Call Keith Oakley at 919-515-9262
Call David Hays at 910-977-4297

Planned Giving Opportunities...
Call Sonia Murphy at 919-513-0637
Call Keith Oakley at 919-515-9262

Legacy...what is left behind through the actions of a lifetime...

What is Your Legacy?