Annual Fund Giving


COB Fund and Endowment for Excellence Fund – Gifts to the College of Business and the Endowment of Excellence provide the Dean with unrestricted dollars. This pool of opportunity funding is used to advance the goals of the College. This funding falls into the category that is often the most difficult to raise, yet over and over again makes the most difference to the most people. We can never anticipate every contingency or opportunity that may arise. Yet, we need to be prepared.

Dean's Circle - You're invited to join the Dean's Circle!  The College of Business Dean's Circle is an annual society designed to benefit our students and faculty while enhancing our academic programs.  Contributions from Dean's Circle members to the COB Fund or the Endowment for Excellence Fund provide unrestricted support each year for critical needs in the College, including student scholarships, travel funds for faculty and students to attend course-related conferences and/or visits to corporations, seed money for new programs or opportunities within the College, and resources to bring guest lecturers, such as leaders in business and government, to campus.

To become a member of the Dean's Circle, a minimum annual donation of $1,000 or more is to be given to the COB Fund for Excellence or the Endowment for Excellence Fund.  To join, contact ECU College of Business Major Gift Officer, Preston Lovett at (252) 328-9562  or lovettw14@ecu.edu, or make a gift online using a credit card.

Benefits: In return for your generosity, Dean's Circle members may receive:
     - Invitations to numerous college receptions and activities, including CEO lectures and chancellor events.
     - A gift of our appreciation for each year of membership and personal communication from the office of the dean.
     - A Dean's Circle window cling to display on your car or any window.