Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Giving to the College through the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF) is easy, and the Foundation accepts gifts in a wide range of forms.

Annual Giving

Annual gifts to our three funds support scholarships, student programs, research, and student and faculty recruitment in the college.

  • Dean’s Textiles Innovation Fund: Supports key priorities including student and faculty development, educational seminars/programs, retention of top faculty, conferences and other meaningful needs.
  • North Carolina Textile Foundation Support Fund: The fund provides unrestricted support to the North Carolina Textile Foundation to further its mission of advancing the Wilson College of Textiles through engagement, partnership and philanthropy.
  • Wilson College of Textiles Alumni Scholarship Fund: Provides a pool of resources that strictly supports the financial needs of undergraduate and graduate students.

Each of these enhances the student experience, and no gift to support them is too small. Recognition begins at the $100 giving level, and a gift of $1,000 or more qualifies you for our Dean’s Circle leadership giving society in addition to the benefits and recognition of the Chancellor’s Circle.

Supporting the college with an annual donation is crucial in allowing the college to meet the immediate needs and priorities that private support provides. Annual giving demonstrates your commitment to supporting the best efforts of our students and faculty in textile education.

You can give via one of several easy methods:

  • Online via credit card.
  • By a check payable to “North Carolina Textile Foundation.” Please indicate the name of the program or fund you’ve chosen on the check. Mail checks to: North Carolina Textile Foundation, North Carolina Textile Foundation, Campus Box 8301, Raleigh, NC 27695.
  • By speaking with our Foundation staff via phone at 919.515.3878.

$44 Million Invested

Since its incorporation in 1942, the North Carolina Textile Foundation has invested more than $44 million in student, faculty and program support.

Endowments and Naming Opportunities

Endowment gifts are the most important long-term investments donors can make in the college.

Donors can create their own endowment or contribute to an existing fund that supports a specific program, scholarship, named professorship, graduate assistantship or other meaningful funding priority. Scholarships can also be designed to meet a donor’s unique wishes. To discuss giving opportunities or initiate an endowment, please contact the Foundation at 919.515.3878 or by email.

Non-Cash Gifts

Although cash gifts are the most common, there are many other types of gifts you can give to support the North Carolina Textile Foundation:

  • Securities, including closely held stock
  • Real estate and personal property
  • Insurance policies naming the Foundation as beneficiary
  • Deferred gifts or will bequests, including charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities and charitable lead trusts

To learn more about planned giving or for sample language for making the foundation part of your estate planning, please contact our offices at 919.515.3878. Planned giving is an attractive way to consider a variety of gift vehicles that can alleviate future tax issues, create an income stream and accomplish your philanthropic goals. You can also visit NC State Gift Planning to learn more.

Aerial view of Centennial Campus

Our state-of-the-art textiles complex is located on NC State’s award-winning Centennial Campus, which is also home to more than 70 public and private partners.

Give Your Time

The college also offers many ways for alumni and friends to support the college by giving their time. Learn how you can Get Involved.