Wake Tech Foundation Impact

A glimpse at your impact: 2020-21

Our mission is to make an education possible for anyone in our community who wants one – and YOU help make that happen! View our Impact Report.

Gifts and earnings

  • Received in cash contributions: $3,775,000
  • Received in in-kind donations, investments and special events: $5,958,000
  • Together, you helped raise $9.7 million toward scholarships, student support, faculty and staff innovations and technology!


Endowment as of June 30, 2021: 89 individual funds totaling approximately $9 million

  • Endowment earnings distributed in 2020-21: $1,673,000


  • Spent in student support: $1,178,000 
  • Spent in instructional support: $2,116,000
  • Scholarships awarded: 1,504
  • Scholarship awards: $766,000
    • Scholarship awards include both curriculum and continuing education

A look back: Fiscal years 2017-2021

Take a deeper dive into the past five years and see how we're putting your investment to work.

Wake Tech students, like Kristin, achieve their dreams with a little help from friends like YOU!

"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