Because of the limits of state and federal funding, public universities depend increasingly on donor funds to maintain and enhance the quality of their teaching, research, and other services to the community. These gains also benefit students and alumni by helping to secure the standing of their degrees. The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies always welcomes donations, no matter how modest, in support of its work. All donations are tax-deductible.
If you are interested in discussing the possibility of a donation, a larger gift, a deferred gift, or a named endowment to support something close to your heart, please contact Michael Pendlebury at email@example.com or (919) 515-6103.
The Department has two standing funds that are always open for donations:
The Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Fund was launched publicly in March 2011. Our goal is to make this fund big enough to convert it into an endowment that will provide support in perpetuity for student awards named in honor of distinguished emeritus faculty who made major contributions to the Department's development. See also The Background Story. A list of donors to the fund appears below.
The Philosophy and Religious Studies Development Fund accepts donations that support all the Department's operations and activities according to need.
We welcome one-time gifts, recurring gifts, and sustaining gifts. For more information, see "Making a Gift" below.
We are grateful to the Hambourger family for two very generous gifts to our Student Awards Fund in memory of Dr. Robert M. Hambourger (1944-2009), a former member of the philosophy faculty. For information about the first of these gifts, see page 2 of our 2013 Newsletter.
By Credit Card: Please use the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Secure Online Gift Form. This form can be used for one-time gifts, recurring gifts over a defined period of time (e.g., $10 per month for five years), and sustaining gifts, which continue indefinitely (e.g., $25 per quarter).
By Check: Please make your check payable to the NC State Foundation Inc., specifying one of the above funds on the memo line, and mail your check to:
CHASS Development Office
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7016
Raleigh, NC 27695-7016
Alumni Annual Giving: Alumni who contribute to NC State University through Alumni Annual Giving may ask to have their gifts assigned to one of the above funds (or any other fund in which they have a special interest).
NC State Employees can make recurring or sustaining donations by payroll deduction. To do this, please complete the required payroll deduction form. For further information, contact Michael Pendlebury at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 515-6103.
Larger Gifts, Deferred Gifts, and Named Endowments: Please contact Michael Pendlebury at email@example.com or (919) 515-6103.
The Department is grateful to the following donors for gifts to its Student Awards Fund. In the case of those who have made recurring gifts, sustaining gifts, or two or more one-time gifts, entries are based on their cumulative donations to date.
$5,000 and above
The Hambourger Family, in memory of Robert M. Hambourger (1944–2009), a former member of the philosophy faculty
Ron and Denise Hamner
David F. Austin (Sustaining Donor)
Curtis Fitzgerald and Carolyn Billings
Gary L. Comstock (Sustaining Donor)
Charles (“Gary”) Helms
Robert and Durema Kohl
Durema Fitzgerald Kohl in honor of W. Curtis Fitzgerald
One anonymous sustaining donor
Joseph Levine and Louise Antony
Robert Bruce Mullin, in honor of Robert S. Bryan and W. Curtis Fitzgerald
Tony K. Stewart
Up to $199
David D. Auerbach
Anna B. Bigelow
Jason C. Bivins
Jennifer and Bob Bryan, Jr.
Mary Kathleen Cunningham
The Family of Curtis Fitzgerald in his honor
Karey A. Harwood
W. Lawrence Highfill
Barbara B. Levenbook
Robert A. Mabrito
Robert Bruce Mullin, in memory of Robert M. Hambourger
Christine M. Pierce
Three anonymous donors