CSC News

March 23, 2023

A Day to Remember

NC State’s 5th annual ‘Day of Giving’ on March 22, 2023, is sure to go down in department lore as a ‘day to remember’, as the Department of Computer Science set an all-time single day giving record with gifts and pledges totaling $3,825,805!


Thanks to a very generous challenge pledge by NC State engineering alumnus and former Strategic Advisory Board member - David Whitley and his wife Karen - $10,000 was unlocked around 5 pm when the department received its 50th individual gift. At the end of the day, the department received 73 individual cash donations totaling $25,805.


In addition to the traditional online cash donations, two alumni decided to leverage the day to make major transformative gift announcements.


Computer Science (CSC) alum and Hall of Fame inductee, Tony McLean Brown and the Brown Family have made a $1M pledge to the department to create a named distinguished professorship, a named graduate fellowship and a named undergraduate scholarship. While more details about this gift will be released in the coming months, the funding is expected to be in place for all three new endowments sometime in 2024.


Finally, CSC alum and Hall of Fame inductee, Keith Collins and his wife Margie have announced a $2.8M increase of their estate gift plan which was already in place with the department. The additional funding will target the creation of a $2.5M named endowed department chair, and will increase the funding for a $1M planned distinguished professorship already in place. More details will be released in the coming months.


The faculty, staff and students would like to thank everyone who contributed during NC State’s 2023 Day of Giving! And we especially want to thank the Collins and Brown families for making this a day we will never forget!



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