Philanthropy Archives

The expanding College STAR program will balance direct support for students with instructional support for faculty who teach diverse groups of learners. (Photo by Rhett Butler)
Feb 07, 2018
  • ECU News Services


Students with learning differences at East Carolina University and across the country will have better avenues to learning thanks to a $1.5 million grant awarded to ECU by the Oak...

Brody School of Medicine (Photo by Gretchen Baugh)
Feb 02, 2018
  • Erin Ward


Every day, ECU’s Brody School of Medicine teems with professors and students pipetting cell cultures, analyzing tissues and eyeballing microscopes in the name of cutting-edge research. The Brody Brothers Foundation...

Dec 13, 2017
  • ECU News Services

Leo W. Jenkins Society inducts new members at annual planned giving event

Every year, generous donors make planned gifts to East Carolina University that support countless scholarships, professorships and research funds. This year was no different, with donors championing areas from geology...

The College of Business and the university will benefit from a commitment from an alumnus.
Nov 15, 2017
  • Michael Rudd

ECU alumnus commits $2 million to College of Business

East Carolina University’s College of Business has received a $2 million commitment from Van and Jennifer Isley of Raleigh that will provide opportunity for business, engineering, technology and arts students...

Members of the Marching Pirates provided musical entertainment for the Nov. 9 ECU Board of Trustees dinner, featuring the presentation of the Chancellor’s Amethysts. (Photos by Will Preslar)
Nov 14, 2017
  • Erin Ward


Chancellor Cecil Staton awarded three of his Chancellor’s Amethysts at the East Carolina University Board of Trustees dinner Nov. 9. The Chancellor’s Amethyst is a special recognition of philanthropic commitment...

Chancellor Cecil Staton
Aug 10, 2017
  • Rich Klindworth

ECU raises $48 million in FY17

An increase in individual donors helped East Carolina University raise more than $48 million in fiscal year 2017.  “ECU’s supporters continue to rally behind our university,” said Chris Dyba, vice...

Apr 28, 2017
  • ECU News Services

The legacy of philanthropy takes center stage at the Chancellor’s Amethyst

Chancellor Cecil Staton awarded three of his Chancellor’s Amethysts at Thursday night’s East Carolina University Board of Trustees dinner. The Chancellor’s Amethyst is the premiere recognition of philanthropic commitment at...

Apr 24, 2017
  • ECU News Services

The Pirate Alumni Road Race pounds the pavement for students

A blue sky and mild temperatures provided the perfect backdrop for the 10th annual Pirate Alumni Road Race, which was held in Greenville Saturday, April 22. The 5K and 1-mile...

Feb 28, 2017
  • ECU News Services

ECU’s Harriot College recognizes high-achieving first-year students

East Carolina University’s Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences recognized its high-achieving first-year freshmen and transfer students at the college’s annual ECU Excels Awards Ceremony on Feb. 17 in...

Feb 08, 2017
  • ECU News Services

Importance of scholarships highlights 2017’s first roadshow

With his installation nearing, Chancellor Cecil Staton continued his effort Feb. 7 to meet with East Carolina University alumni and supporters across the state. About 60 people came to the...