Archive for the ‘Noteworthy Giving’ Category

Wayne and Judy Skaggs create endowment for water resources and hydrology research

Dr. R. Wayne Skaggs signs the memorandum of understanding for the new endowment, along with his wife, Judy, and Dr. Robert O. Evans (left), head of the CALS Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department.

The Wayne and Judy Skaggs Endowment for Water Resources and the Hydrology of Poorly Drained Lands was created Nov. 9 as part of festivities in commemoration of Skaggs’ career.

Distinguished service honored at foundations’ fall joint meeting

David Thompson (center) receives the Distinguished Service Award from Jim Smith (right) and Dr. Joe Zublena.

David Thompson of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners received the Distinguished Service Award during the Nov. 13 meeting of the North Carolina Agriculture, Dairy and Tobacco foundations. The event included a special presentation to Sharon Rowland, executive director of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Foundation.

$10 million gift names Poultry Science Department for Prestage family

Picture of Marsha and Bill Prestage, Chancellor Randy Woodson, Sam Pardue, Mike Williams and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard Linton.

North Carolina State University’s Poultry Science Department has been renamed for the Prestage Family. Chancellor Randy Woodson announced a 10 million gift that will name and endow the department in N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

New scholarship endowment honors 4-H’s Thearon and Vanette McKinney

The contributions to 4-H of Vanette and Thearon McKinney were celebrated Sept. 7 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

The endowment will provide opportunities for N.C. 4-H members to attend the American Youth Foundation Leadership Conference.

Mowrey endowment established to support 4-H horse program

Dr. Bob and Peggy Mowrey

After 30 years of service to the N.C. 4-H Horse Program, Dr. Bob Mowrey retired in January and established an endowment that will continue to provide support for the program and young people he nurtured for many years.

Innovation fund announcement among highlights of gala celebration for Dean Johnny Wynne

The newly created Wynne Fund for Innovation will support activities to address future agricultural and life sciences challenges. From left with the check showing the current fund-raising total are Jim Oblinger, Randy Woodson, Johnny Wynne, Bill Collins, Kendall Hill, Charles Davenport, Lawrence Davenport and Bill Culpepper.

Dr. Johnny Wynne, who retired this summer as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was honored June 12 at a gala celebration at N.C. State University’s McKimmon Center.

2012 Dock of the Bay event is a seaside success

Waterfront dining was among the amenities available to guests at the ninth annual On the Dock of the Bay fund-raiser.

More than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of casual elegance May 5 at the ninth annual On the Dock of the Bay fund-raiser at the Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Conference Center in Columbia.

JCRA’s 2012 Gala in the Garden is a red, white and green celebration

Event chair Charlie Kidder walks through Gala in the Garden site at JC Raulston Arboretum just prior to the arrivals of more than 500 guests.

The annual garden party and fund-raising event doubled as a birthday party for N.C. State.

Wynne, College supporters honored at spring joint foundations event

Dean Johnny Wynne (right) receives the CALS Foundations' Distinguished Service Award from Steve Smith, N.C. Tobacco Foundation chairman.

Award recipients include the Animal Science and Food Science clubs, the Student Organization Resource Development Award winners, recognized for their efforts in support of the Dairy Foundation Campaign for Excellence.

Campaign for beloved North Carolina FFA center gets jump start from Murphy-Brown LLC

Murphy-Brown LLC, livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc. and the world’s largest producer of pork products, kicked off a fundraising drive for the North Carolina FFA Center at White Lake with a $50,000 gift.

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