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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
The Philosophy and Religious Studies Development Fund accepts donations that support all the Department's operations and activities according to need. At present, the fund is used mainly to support our visiting speaker programs.
The Department is pleased to acknowledge a generous gift to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Fund from the Bryan family made in July 2015 in honor of Professor Robert S. Bryan, a distinguished former Head of the Department.
The Bryan Family Gift 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.
By Credit Card: The following secure online forms 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 make a recurring gift, select "Scheduled Payments"; and to make a sustaining gift, select "Perpetual Gift."
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:
Humanities and Social Sciences
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 email@example.com or (919) 515-6103.
Larger Gifts, Deferred Gifts, and Named Endowments: Please contact Michael Pendlebury at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 515-6103.
The Department is grateful to the following donors for gifts made since 2010. Unless otherwise indicated, gifts were made to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Fund. In the case of donors who have made recurring gifts, sustaining gifts, or two or more single 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
Ron and Denise Hamner
David F. Austin (Sustaining Donor)
Curtis Fitzgerald and Carolyn Billings
Gary L. and Karen Comstock (Sustaining Donors)
Charles (“Gary”) Helms
Robert and Durema Kohl
Durema Fitzgerald Kohl in honor of W. Curtis Fitzgerald
One anonymous donor
Milton E. and Katherine S. Jordan
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
George Bailey and Catherine Walker (to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Development Fund)
Anna B. Bigelow
Jason C. Bivins
Jennifer and Bob Bryan, Jr.
Mary Kathleen Cunningham
Michael C. Dawson and Kenneth E. Peters in honor of Ann P. Rives
The Family of Curtis Fitzgerald in his honor
Karey A. Harwood
W. Lawrence Highfill
Barbara B. Levenbook
Robert A. Mabrito
David W. Meeler (to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Development Fund) in memory of Professor William R. Carter
Robert Bruce Mullin, in memory of Robert M. Hambourger
Christine M. Pierce
Timothy M. Prudhomme (to the Philosophy and Religious Studies Development Fund)
Jennifer M. Young (Sustaining Donor)
Three anonymous donors