Philanthropy Archives

Jan 18, 2024
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall
  • Spaine Stephens


Dr. Jesse R. Peel once said he hoped to be remembered as someone who made a difference, that he “tried to do what he could.” Few have made a difference...

Dec 21, 2023
  • ECU News Services


In 2023, East Carolina University celebrated its first University Day, recorded $85.6 million in sponsored awards and exceeded the $500 million goal of the Pursue Gold Comprehensive Campaign five months...

Dec 13, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Jenkins Society inductees’ faithful support boosts ECU’s future

Former Chancellor Leo Jenkins’ belief in the future of East Carolina University was unwavering and magnified by the dedication to the institution he saw in others. Jenkins once said, “there...

Dec 06, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Positive Influence

Every gift Pat ’67 and Lynn Lane have given to East Carolina University has a central purpose – the students. Their support for ECU students and the institution spans decades and...

Members of the Chi Omega Sorority celebrated homecoming festivities at their Fifth Street sorority house. A current sorority member could be the first recipient of the ECU Rho Zeta Chi Omega Scholarship, which will be awarded in 2024. (Photos by Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall)
Nov 27, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


ECU a launch pad for Bond’s career Stephanie Bond considered only two schools when she was looking for a college. She decided on ECU during her campus tour. “My campus...

Nov 17, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall

Ward family holds ECU close at heart

When it comes to East Carolina University, Jim ’74 and Katie Ward have always followed their hearts, and that includes the gifts the Ward family members have made during the Pursue Gold...

Food Lion representatives Kevin Durkee, David Hardee and David Garris join ECU nutrition science faculty Dr. Lauren Sastre and department chair Dr. Michael Wheeler in cutting the ribbon to open the ECU/Food Lion Feeds mobile teaching kitchen and pantry. (ECU Photo by Rhett Butler)
Nov 10, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


When East Carolina University’s new Farm 2 Clinic (F2C) mobile teaching kitchen and pantry hits the road it will deliver more than nutrition to underserved people in the region. The...

Adrienne Steiner-Brett and Ginny Driscoll, assistant professors of music therapy, along with Pitt County Group Homes Foundation President Jacob Parrish and Executive Director Mary Grace Bright receive a plaque for ECU’s new on-campus music therapy clinic. (Photos by Rhett Butler)
Nov 02, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


Crowdfunding instrumental to program's success A crowdfunding campaign to raise $20,000 kicks off Nov. 1 to help fulfill the vision for the new music therapy clinic in East Carolina University’s...

Oct 31, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman

Welch named regional director of NCInnovation at ECU

NCInnovation (NCI) has appointed Derrick Welch as the director of its regional innovation network for the east, located at East Carolina University. Welch will work out of ECU’s Research, Economic...

Oct 26, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray

ECU alumna engages with North Carolina community to create more affordable housing

East Carolina University alumna Catherine Grimm is using her degree to help make an impact on the citizens of one eastern North Carolina community. Grimm, director of planning and economic...