Wake Tech Foundation Impact

The Wake Tech Foundation's mission is to make an education possible for anyone in our community who wants one – and YOU help make that happen!

"This scholarship means so much to me and helps allow me to continue on the path to refine and hone my education. I am so grateful and thankful for this gift, I cried tears of joy when I received the news I had been chosen. I am 43 years old and have returned to school to pursue an Associate in Applied Science degree in Advertising & Graphic Design, as well as an Associate in Science degree with a focus on the environment and sustainability. Thank you so much again for your generosity and for this opportunity to achieve my goals."
– Kristin M., scholarship recipient

2021-22 gifts and investments

  • Received in cash contributions: $4,068,000
  • Received in in-kind donations and special events: $3,632,000
  • Together, you helped raise $7.7 million toward scholarships, student support, faculty and staff innovations and technology!

The Foundation's endowment as of June 30, 2022: 97 individual funds totaling approximately $11 million


  • Spent in student support: $2,728,000 
  • Spent in college support: $1,421,415
  • Scholarships awarded: 1,520
  • Scholarship awards (both curriculum and Workforce Continuing Education): $730,575