The R. Stanhope Pullen Society
Established in 1993, the R. Stanhope Pullen Society recognizes alumni and friends who support NC State with deferred gifts. Through their generosity and foresight, Pullen members play a vital role in securing the future of NC State. R. Stanhope Pullen was a leading Raleigh citizen and philanthropist who donated the sixty-two acres of land that serves as the site of the land-grant college now known as NC State University. According to legend, Mr. Pullen laid out the original boundaries of the campus with his plow and mule.
How Can You Become a Member?
Membership in the Pullen Society is open to individuals who would like to assure that NC State continues to thrive for generations to come through a variety of estate planning tools such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, life insurance, and will bequests. Membership offers opportunities to be more fully engaged with the university and fellow Pullen Society members.
An Invitation to Join the R. Stanhope Pullen Society
Members of the R. Stanhope Pullen Society have expressed their commitment to North Carolina State University/College of Agriculture and Life Sciences through a very special and important form of financial support.
These donors have named CALS as the ultimate beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, charitable remainder annuity trusts, or gifts of life insurance.
Once you complete your estate plans, please fill out our member profile form to let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity by including you in the R. Stanhope Pullen Society.
Your membership involves no dues, obligations, or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank you and recognize you for the plans you have made, and it may inspire generosity in others.
Benefits of membership in the R. Stanhope Pullen Society also include annual luncheons, invitations to special events and seminars and a subscription to our newsletter.
The most important benefit, however, you will receive from joining the R. Stanhope Pullen Society is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to our long-term prosperity.