North Carolina A&T State University’s Record-Setting Fundraising Campaign

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University raised a record $181.4 million in its recently completed eight-year capital campaign. The fundraising efforts produced record giving from alumni and 35 corporate and individual donations in excess of $1 million – including a historic $45 million gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. In all, alumni accounted for 70 percent of gifts to the campaign.

The campaign total is believed to be the largest ever raised by a public, historically Black university, and elevates the university’s total assets under investment as of March 31, including endowment, to $153 million, also the most of any public HBCU.

“More than 21,300 donors took a hard look at North Carolina A&T and invested in its promise and potential. Our students, faculty, and academic programs earned those investments, and the total of that generosity is a reflection of the quality of this community of scholars,” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. “We’re grateful for what this says about our university now and excited about what it means for our future.”

Willie A. Deese, the co-chair of the fundraising campaign, added that. “the funds raised in this campaign are making possible a great many things that some longstanding research universities may take for granted, and the excitement around that makes its own mighty contribution to the success and momentum of our university.”


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