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Web site opens 'windows' to giving

Windows of Opportunity. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
In conjunction with N.C. State University's Sept. 23 announcement of a $1 billion comprehensive fund-raising campaign, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences launched its "Windows of Opportunity" campaign Web site.

Under the umbrella of the university's "Achieve!" campaign, "Windows of Opportunity" is the unique fund-raising effort of the College. Visitors to the campaign's Web site will find it easier than ever to support the College.

By clicking on any of nine "windows" on the site's home page, supporters can choose from a broad variety of funding areas, from student scholarships and endowed professorships to county extension program gifts and naming opportunities for new buildings and facilities. An extensive searchable database enables visitors to tailor their support to any of the College's funds. The site also outlines ways of making a gift to the College and features a secure page for online credit card donations.

"The generosity of our friends and donors enables the College to lead the way in academic, extension and cutting-edge research programs, and at the same time, continue our support of traditional agriculture and evolving enterprises," said College Dean Johnny Wynne.

During the silent phase of the university's "Achieve!" campaign, which began in July 2001, the College raised more than $170 million. By the campaign's end in June 2008, the College aims to raise $275 million in private funds.

-Suzzane Stanard