Philanthropy Archives

Mar 22, 2018
  • ECU News Services


East Carolina University’s second annual Pirate Nation Gives fundraising day on March 21 raised $500,214 in 24 hours, far surpassing last year’s $273,663. The one-day, social-media-driven effort encouraged alumni, faculty,...

Mar 21, 2018
  • ECU News Services

Enterprise is first company to donate to Pirate Nation Gives in 2018

Enterprise Holdings Inc. awarded East Carolina University with a $6,500 foundation grant on March 20 to help kick off ECU’s Pirate Nation Gives annual fundraising day. The grant honors all...

(Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Mar 15, 2018
  • Crystal Baity
  • ECU News Services


Nelson Cooper always worked to help students in East Carolina University’s Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies to succeed. Now former students, colleagues, friends and family will celebrate his life...

Walter Williams, who was honored during ECU’s 2010 Homecoming Parade, was one of the university’s most loyal advocates and benefactors.
Mar 05, 2018
  • Erin Ward


Walter Williams, one of East Carolina University’s most loyal advocates and benefactors, died in the early morning hours of March 5, 2018. He was 88. Williams and his wife Marie...

(Photo by Cliff Hollis)
Feb 23, 2018
  • Michael Rudd


East Carolina University’s Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Van and Jennifer Isley Innovation Building, which is made possible thanks to a $2 million College of Business (COB) gift...

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...