Founders Day Gala 2023

Since 1971, the ECSU Foundation and its contributors have provided scholarship assistance to hundreds of Viking students. The purpose of the Founders Day Scholarship Gala, now in its sixteenth year, is to raise scholarship funding for deserving students. With your support, the number of scholarships awarded will increase and together we can help make a difference. Thank you for joining us!


Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, monetary gifts to the ECSU Foundation are tax-deductible; however, certain gifts in which the donor receives a good or service in return for a gift are not tax-deductible or may be only partially deductible. This would apply to any gifts that have associated perks (benefits).

What is the ECSU Foundation’s federal tax ID number?

The Federal Tax ID number (also known as an EIN, Employer Identification Number) is 23-7115345. The Elizabeth City State University Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

How do I make a donation in honor or memory of someone?

It’s easy to celebrate the life of a friend or loved one by making a gift to Elizabeth City State University in their honor or memory. Simply select the option in the online gift portal during your transaction or write the information on the memo line of your check.  

How long does it take to receive a tax receipt/acknowledgment letter? 

Gifts made online are immediately e-receipted to the email address used during your transaction. Gifts that are received in our office are acknowledged within 48-72 business hours.

Can I submit a request to have my gift matched by my company?

Sure! Please check with your company’s human resources department for eligibility. You may also check if your company participates in a matching gift program here.

Can I make monthly, automatic donations to ECSU?

Yes! You may give a specific monthly gift by credit card at an amount of your choice. With your recurring gift, you join a group of committed supporters helping to further the legacy of Viking Pride!

Why should I donate monthly?

A recurring gift is an easy way to make a big impact while staying within your budget and working with your schedule. To stop, adjust or ask questions about your recurring gift, please contact (252) 335-3225 or Please do not send credit card information via email.

Will I receive verification of my monthly donations for tax purposes?

Monthly donors receive an annual statement reflecting the prior year's total contributions. This statement is usually mailed by the end of January.

What is the address to mail my gift to ECSU?

The Elizabeth City State University Foundation

PO Box 1467

Elizabeth City, NC 27906

What if I have a question or need help?

Call us at (252) 335-3225 or email us at  We’ll be happy to assist!

If I send a request to, when will you respond?

All requests sent to our Advancement Services team at will be handled in 3 business days to allow sufficient time for processing.


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