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At the Forefront of Business Education

We invite you to support and engage with Poole College in the way that’s most meaningful to you.

In the three decades since the Poole College of Management was founded, we’ve achieved a remarkable reputation that continues to grow––one centered around student success and faculty excellence.

Our future success rests on attracting the best and brightest students, and attracting faculty who are leaders in teaching, research and industry knowledge.

Already, the strength and relevance of the college’s programs have led to $88M in a total endowment which allows us a greater ability to respond to budgetary and economic changes. In addition, Poole is proud to be:

It will take increased support for students, continued work to remain a leading environment for teaching and research for faculty and forward-thinking, state-of-the-art programs and facilities to ensure the best and brightest choose Poole College.

MBA Students in the Entrepreneurship Garage

Ways to Engage

We invite you to support Poole College in the way that’s most meaningful to you:

Donor Impact

Together we can build this future. Your support allows us to provide the most valuable educational experience for our students. It helps us recruit, retain and support faculty who are scholars and industry experts. It ensures all students, regardless of income level, have access to our world-class education. And your support helps us further our commitment to creating a culture where diversity thrives and inclusivity is fostered.

The Gift of a Lifetime

Lonnie C. Poole Jr., founder of Waste Industries, and his wife, Carol Johnson Poole, donated $40 million to NC State––$37 million of which was designated to fund an endowment to support the College of Management, now named the Lonnie C. Poole Jr. College of Management. Learn about the impact of their historic gift.

Lonnie and Carol Poole seated

Through their generosity, the Pooles have already impacted thousands of students who will be uniquely equipped to lead in this new, and critically important, era of business using business as an engine to drive social and environmental change, as well as bottom-line financial value.

Jessica Thomas

Jessica Thomas

Director, Business Sustainability Collaborative

Giving Priorities

Designate your gift to Poole to one of the four strategic areas outlined below:

  1. Poole Excellence Fund: This fund provides flexible funding to support the college’s areas of greatest need and mission-focused priorities as designated annually by the dean.
  2. Poole General Scholarship Endowment: The fund provides financial assistance to current undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Poole Faculty Enrichment Fund: Your support of the faculty fund helps us recruit, retain and support our nationally-recognized scholars and industry experts.
  4. Poole Diversity Leadership Fund: The diversity fund supports the creation of a culture where diversity thrives.


scholarship dollars awarded to Poole College students for 2020-21 academic year.


students received a scholarship award to help with tuition.


of college expenditures supported by philanthropic dollars in fiscal year 2020-21.

Front of Nelson Hall

Our latest Impact Report shows how private support is changing lives.