Ways to Support CON

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Ways to Support the College of Nursing

We appreciate ALL the ways you remain connected! ECU's College of Nursing (CON) Director of Development is the liaison for alumni engagement, linking you with the appropriate CON contact.

  • Update your information so that we can help classmates and faculty find you now!
  • Connecton social media by direct links to the left or bottom of the CON web page.
  • Read your e-newsletter, Pirate Notes
  • Attend FALL Homecoming CON activities on the Health Sciences campus
  • Be a student preceptor
  • Speak to your local high school students about your CON's experience & nursing's opportunities
  • Start a Pirate Nurse Network for your locality
  • Nominate a star for the Hall of Fame or Distinguished Alumni
  • Email someone who was important to your current success! Faculty & Staff Contacts
  • Tour our CON facility when you are nearby
  • Make a financial gift to CON - see following giving options for annual, endowed, planned gifts, and more


The money received into these funds is spent each year for its designated purpose, so your yearly gift is vital! Thank you! Below are 6 methods for making your annual fund gift:

  1. Online Credit Card - (pay once or set up recurring payments) for annual fund or established endowed fund. If you have questions, contact the Director of Development
  2. Check - Print and complete the pledge form and mail to:
    ECU Medical and Health Sciences Foundation
    Mail Stop 659
    525 Moye Boulevard
    Greenville, NC 27834
  3. ECU Payroll Deduction
  4. Matching Gifts - if you or your spouse work for a company that provides match, the Director of Development can show you how your donation can double.
  5. Stock Gifts
  6. IRA Rollover - your mandated distributions when you are 70.5 are taxed. Ask the Director of Development how to avoid that tax.

Unlike annual funds which are depleted each year, endowments are permanent gifts for the future. Such gifts are paid (unneeded insurance policies, appreciated stock, check, property, or some combination) over a total of 5 years or less. In addition to the various forms of "cash" listed above, an endowment goal can be met through a willed/deferred gift or some combination.

The earned interest from the endowed gift amount creates its award each year. Criteria for the award is established by the donor(s) in a Gift Agreement with the Medical and Health Science Foundation and the CON. The Gift Agreement ensures the award amounts are spent according to the donor's criteria and that the original gift itself is never spent. Safeguarding the original gift amount permits perpetual gifts.

Endowments are a financial security blanket. They help improve national rank because the total endowment level is a measure of future financial stability. While each endowment is unique, MHSF endowments start at $25,000 and can be made for any amount above that. The three main categories are:

Research- provides great learning opportunities for our students while also improving healthcare in our region, state, and beyond. Research is required of all PhD students and faculty, but such provides vital opportunities for other students and faculty as well.

Scholarship- May be based on merit, financial need or combination. For example, a $50,000 scholarship would yield $2,000 every year. A full scholarship ($250,000) provides $10,000 annually.

Faculty Support- additionally a Distinguished Professorship for $333,000 is matched (2:1) by NC such that it awards $20,000 annually.

Contact the Director of Development.

Giving through your will, bequest, retirement plan, or charitable trust are a few examples of giving back to your alma mater in the future, but with no costs now. Becoming a member of the Leo Jenkins Society can be as simple as documentation from your will of the line where you include CON. We don't need a copy of your whole will! It also does not have a minimum amount. If you anticipate your willed gift will be $25,000 or greater, we prefer a gift agreement to accompany it also, so your wishes are documented for later reference.

Contact the Director of Development.

There are prime spaces (lobbies, auditoriums, simulation labs, suites, and faculty offices) within the CON as well as the naming this outstanding college itself. While an excellent partnership with a business, it is also a wonderful opportunity to honor or memorialize someone.

Contact the Director of Development.

CON always seeks mutually beneficial relationships with corporations and private foundations for scholarships, research, and a wide variety of initiatives to meet CON's mission.

Contact the Director of Development.

Donor Stories

Watch the videos below to learn more about what inspires our donors to give and the impact giving has on our College of Nursing.

Annette Wysocki (BSN 78, MSN 80), PhD, RN, FAAN
Sue Collier (BSN 81, MSN 91), RN, FAB
Tom Irons, MD