The NC State Philanthropy Podcast

Telling the world how we Think and Do.

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The NC State Philanthropy Podcast

NC State is proud of its land-grant roots, but being a public university doesn’t mean our only funding comes from the state of North Carolina. It takes the commitment of our entire Pack to help us create dynamic new approaches to teaching and learning, fuel industries and breakthroughs, and guide our students to impactful post-graduate lives. Now, we’re inviting scholarship recipients, distinguished professors, donors and more to the airwaves so they can tell you their own philanthropic stories, complete with the kind of inspirational details that can only occur at NC State. Join us as we tell the world how we Think and Do together!

 

Theme music “Please Listen Carefully,” by Jahzzar, used under an Attribution-ShareAlike License via the Free Music Archive/Creative Commons. For more information, visit https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/Tumbling_Dishes_Like_Old-Mans_Wishes/Please_Listen_Carefully.

Philanthropy 101 music, “Modern Design” by Scott Holmes Music, used under an Attribution-ShareAlike License via the Free Music Archive/Creative Commons. For more information, visit https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/corporate-motivational-royalty-free-music/modern-design/.

Episodes

Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

On this episode, we’re joined by Mary Peloquin-Dodd, NC State’s associate vice chancellor for finance and university treasurer, to discuss the NC State endowment and its importance. Thanks in large part to Peloquin-Dodd’s careful management, and to the incredible generosity of donors to our recent Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign, this fund has more than tripled in the last decade to now provide the university with $1.95 billion in long-term financial support. “Endowment” and “fund” are somewhat misleading terms, though, as NC State is actually the steward of more than 3,000 individual endowments, each with its own terms and conditions. Peloquin-Dodd and her team, working in concert with the deans of each NC State college and their respective teams, help to ensure that each endowment reaches its full potential — financially and in regards to how each endowment’s creator(s) envisioned it. Transcript available here.  

Monday Aug 22, 2022

On our season two premiere, we’re joined by NC State’s assistant vice provost and student ombudsperson to learn how the university is working to support students in need of food, housing, financial and educational security. Transcript available here.

Tuesday Jun 28, 2022

On the Season 1 finale of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by sociolinguist and William C. Friday Distinguished Professor Walt Wolfram to hear how private support has benefited his work on campus and beyond. Wolfram has taught at NC State for three decades and is still going strong, having also produced several books and films during that time on the various dialects found all across North Carolina. He was a personal friend of Mr. Friday before the latter’s passing, too, and seeks to honor his memory through the research made possible by the late UNC System president’s professorship.   Transcript available here.

Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re joined by Adam Compton to talk about how Annual Giving helps the university create dynamic new approaches to teaching and learning, fuel industries and breakthroughs, guide our students to impactful post-graduate lives and more. As the executive director of Annual Giving, as well as a longtime employee of the university and an alumnus who graduated in 2009, Compton is uniquely qualified to discuss the impact of this office on NC State’s past, present and future.

Tuesday May 17, 2022

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re talking with Brian Sischo, vice chancellor for University Advancement, about our recent Think and Do the Extraordinary Campaign and how it has set the university up for a big, bold future. Listeners will learn how the funds raised during the campaign will be used, what NC State has planned for the coming years and much more. To learn about the many, many ways you can become involved with NC State, click here. Transcript available here.

Tuesday May 03, 2022

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re talking with the College of Design’s Jennifer Peavey about how she plans to support the university following her passing through a special gift from her 401(k) plan. Our interview explores Jennifer’s childhood in a Wolfpack home, how her career led her to NC State for a master’s degree and why she ultimately decided to make the university a beneficiary of her will.   Transcript available here.

Tuesday Apr 19, 2022

On this episode of the NC State Philanthropy Podcast, we’re finishing our two-part talk with Kourosh Salamati about how the Caldwell Fellows program and other campus support systems have helped him succeed beyond his wildest dreams as a member of the Pack. Listeners will learn how a special stipend has allowed him to pursue not just his academic goals but also his personal passions; how he is taking time out of his already busy schedule to help his classmates and community; and what he plans to do after he graduates from NC State.   Transcript available here.

Tuesday Apr 05, 2022

On this episode, we’re interviewing Kourosh Salamati, a senior here at NC State who has made the most of his time with the Pack by being a member of the Caldwell Fellow program and much, much more.   Transcript available here.

Monday Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Tom Stafford, NC State’s vice chancellor for student affairs emeritus, is the de facto historian for the university’s Memorial Belltower. Join us as we discuss this hallowed landmark’s history, recent completion and more with Dr. Stafford from inside the carillon room. Transcript available here.

Wednesday Mar 09, 2022

NC State is proud of its land-grant roots, but being a public university doesn’t mean our only funding comes from the state of North Carolina. It takes the commitment of our entire Pack to help us create dynamic new approaches to teaching and learning, fuel industries and breakthroughs, and guide our students to impactful post-graduate lives. Hear how private support helps us think and do the extraordinary.   Transcript available here.

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