Libraries gifted with new endowments on Day of Giving

Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Greg Raschke and NC State University Mascot Mr. Wuf

Day of Giving 2021 was a big day for NC State and its fantastic students. And donors to the Libraries were particularly generous and thoughtful on March 24.

The Libraries exceeded its previous two years of Day of Giving efforts combined, bringing in $1,491,566 from 217 gifts. Two new scholarship endowments were created, and two new collections endowments were established. The Libraries also saw sizable increases to its Student Resource Fund, in addition to growing other priority areas including reducing financial barriers for students, improving our collections, and reaching the public in new ways. Since the Libraries serves every student at NC State regardless of their college or department, these gifts add up to university-wide student success.

Some of the Libraries’ high-impact 2021 Day of Giving gifts include:

  • Libraries’ Board President Nancy Kuivila and her husband, Rob Maddin, established The Nancy J. Kuivila and W. Robert Maddin Scholarship, which in the future will support Libraries' student workers.
  • Margaret McEwen set up an endowment via her estate plan that will provide funding for Libraries’ collections and other priority needs as they arise. 
  • The Gabriel family created a new scholarship endowment gift to support Libraries’ student workers in perpetuity. 
  • An anonymous pair of generous donors gave an outright gift and estate gift to establish the “World War II: Causes to Conflict to Conclusion Endowment” to support Libraries' collections relating to World War II history, primarily focused on events following WWI in 1918 to the Treaty of San Francisco in 1952.

Gifts at every level contributed to the Libraries’ successful Day of Giving, and it was inspiring to see the cumulative generosity from donors across the university. 

For information about supporting the Libraries with a charitable donation, please visit or contact Tina Morrison, Executive Director of Development, at