NCCU’s major gift officers work with donors and friends who want to support the school through contributions of $25,000 or more to identify giving opportunities that align with the needs of the university. Leadership support from alumni, parents, corporations, foundations, and friends fosters transformative change and enables NCCU to achieve its long-term priorities and goals. Unlike annual gifts that provide unrestricted funding to respond to more immediate needs, most major gifts are used to endow scholarships, professorships or programs to fund the renovation or construction of new facilities.
Major gift officers work closely with alumni, parents and friends of NCCU to find the best possible match between their interests and the needs of the university. Major gifts can be paid over a period of time, typically up to five years. Specific funding opportunities to endow programs or provide other forms of support are outlined below. Interest income from endowments provides an annual income stream that enables the university to make strategic investments while preserving the principal gift in perpetuity. Please contact Randal Childs for additional information about these or other giving opportunities:
- Restricted scholarships or fellowships: To establish a named endowment to provide scholarship support for undergraduate students or fellowship support for graduate students, a gift of $25,000 or more is required. The annual income from the endowment interest supports student scholarships and fellowships while the principal remains intact in perpetuity.
- Full professorship: To establish a full professorship within the university or any of its schools, a minimum of $1 million is required. Chairs are awarded to senior professors.
- Associate professorship: To establish an associate professorship within the university or any of its schools, a minimum of $500,000 is required. A faculty member with the rank of associate professor will occupy this position.
- Assistant professorship: To establish an assistant professorship within the university or any of its schools, a minimum of $250,000 is required.
- Capital projects: Modern and attractive facilities are necessary to draw and serve the best and brightest students and faculty. Various naming opportunities are available throughout the campus.
- Memorial gifts: Memorial gifts are a fitting and lasting way to recognize a loved one or a beloved faculty member.
- Special projects: Each department or program has special needs ranging from state-of-the-art lab equipment to instruments for NCCU’s award-winning bands.
- Planned Giving offers flexible and convenient ways to support the university while fulfilling the donor’s financial needs. A broad range of options is available, including making NCCU a beneficiary in your will or contributing a life income gift or gift annuities or other financial arrangements. For additional information on planned giving, please click here or contact Randal Childs.
Naming Opportunities are available throughout the university. The financial requirements for naming a program or facility vary. Donors are encouraged to contact us to discuss guidelines for specific projects and programs. In general, naming is available for the following:
- Scholarships and Fellowships
- Endowed Faculty Positions
- Lectureships and Lecture Series
- Other Physical Facilities
- Outdoor Structures
- Special Naming Opportunities