Funds Overview

The Office of Investments is committed to the responsible stewardship of its resources to assist the university in a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of investments.  As a research-extensive land-grant university, NC State University’s vision is to be an institution recognized around the globe for its innovative education and research. Since inception, the investments of NC State have supported funding toward this vision, with millions awarded in scholarships, fellowships, and professorships. The long term and short term investments are positioned to provide vital support to advance our participants’ strategic departmental initiatives, as well as attracting the most talented faculty and most promising students.

NC State Investment Fund

The NC State Investment Fund is a governmental not-for-profit organization established in 1998 which began operations in April 1999 as a separately incorporated external investment pool for the University’s Endowment Fund and other university-associated entities’ endowed funds

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Intermediate Term Fund

As a pooled fund for the collective investment of operating funds, the NC State Intermediate Term Fund (ITF) consists of Participants’ excess cash balances, which are defined as funds not needed for normal operating purposes.

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Operating Cash

The university and associated entities have unique cash needs. There is not one commingled fund to invest in, compared to the endowment or the ITF fund, rather, investing options are made available to choose from.

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SRI Fund

On September 26, 2013, The Park Foundation (Donor) pledged $50 million, at the time the largest single contribution in NC State’s 126-year history, to permanently fund the university’s prestigious Park Scholarships program.

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Planned Giving

Planned Gifts allow alumni and friends of NC State to make a larger investment in the future of the university that they may have thought possible. The Office of Gift Planning will work with you to meet your goals and establish your legacy.

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