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Due to 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 mjpendle@ncsu.edu 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 in March 2011. As a result of the Bryan Family Gift in July 2015, we achieved our initial goal of raising $25,000. This has made it possible to convert the fund into an income-earning endowment that will provide permanent support for student awards in Philosophy and Religious Studies, including prizes in honor of distinguished emeritus faculty who made major contributions to the Department's development. We now seek to raise the fund to a higher level. 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.

Bryan Family Gift

The Department is pleased to announce a generous gift to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Fund from the Bryan family in honor of Professor Robert S. Bryan, a former Head of the Department.

The Bryan Family Gift has made it possible to convert the Fund into an income-earning endowment, which will permanently secure NC State student awards in Philosophy and Religious Studies, including the Philosophy Prize in Honor of Professor Robert S. Bryan. This prize was established in 2011 in recognition of the crucial role played by Professor Bryan in building an excellent department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State during his tenure as Head, from 1966 to 1989.

We welcome further donations to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Fund.

Making a Gift

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).

  • To direct your gift to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Fund: Please select "Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Award" in the drop-down menu under "Please select a gift area."
  • To direct your gift to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Development Fund: Please select "Find a different fund" at the bottom of the drop-down menu under "Please select a gift area," scroll down the list of funds provided, and click on "Philosophy and Religious Studies Development Fund."

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 mjpendle@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-6103.

Larger Gifts, Deferred Gifts, and Named Endowments: Please contact Michael Pendlebury at mjpendle@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-6103.

Donors to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Fund

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 Bryan Family, in Honor of Professor Robert S. Bryan, Head of the Department, 1966-1989

The Hambourger Family, in memory of Robert M. Hambourger (1944–2009), member of the philosophy faculty, 1982-2009

$1,500–$4,999
Ron and Denise Hamner

$500–$1,499
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

$200–$499
Jeffrey Bryan
Dennis Earl
Milton Jordan
Joseph Levine and Louise Antony

George McDaniel
James Moorhead
Robert Bruce Mullin, in honor of Robert S. Bryan and W. Curtis Fitzgerald
Tony K. Stewart
James Vanderkam

Up to $199
William Adler
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
Johannes Hafner
Karey A. Harwood

Matt Hettche
W. Lawrence Highfill

Stephen Hume
Barbara B. Levenbook
Robert A. Mabrito
Wayne Mastin

Robert Bruce Mullin, in memory of Robert M. Hambourger
Christine M. Pierce
Isaac Pomper
Melissa Schumacher
Three anonymous donors