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Two Gifts Totaling $700,000 Donated Anonymously

The Park Scholarships has been granted two anonymous donations this year to provide significant support for the program and its students. Given as co-named Park Scholarships, each donation totals $350,000 for a cumulative $700,000. The assistance comes from families deeply entrenched in the Park community, and were provided as both a cash gift and an estate gift. The Park friends providing the cash gift says it all started with a $1,000 enrichment grant many years before—a gift which planted the
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Class of 2016 Creates New Endowment to Support Future Park Scholars

Park Scholars give back – this mindset is at the core of the program’s mission and culture. Park Scholars donate their time to charities at home and abroad, serve as community leaders, and strive to use their talents to benefit others. The senior class legacy, a way for graduating Park Scholars to give something back to NC State, has become a tradition over the program’s 20-year history. This year’s seniors have decided to establish the Class of 2016 Endowment Award
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Director of Development Kelleigh Smith Focuses on Park Scholarships’ Fundraising Goals

On January 26, Kelleigh Smith joined NC State’s University Advancement team as director of development with a special focus on advancing the fundraising goals of both the Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows programs. Smith will provide direction for both programs’ comprehensive fundraising efforts, and is responsible for attracting major gifts from alumni, friends, industry, private foundations, and other philanthropic partners.

New Service Group is Donating Hope

Freshman Park Scholars focus on saving lives, one bone marrow donor at a time. Scott Boone, Julia Cavanaugh, Ellen Crowell, Dane Emmerling and Amy West are fast movers. After developing the idea last semester, the freshman Park Scholars are behind one of NC State’s newest service groups, Donate Hope. And they’re already making a difference. On April 15, the group teamed with another group—Project Life, out of Davidson College—to hold NC State’s first bone marrow typing drive. From 11 a.m.
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