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North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation

Developing resources that advance the well-being of animals by promoting educational activities, results-focused research, and a renowned faculty

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For the Love of Animals

Created in 1978 to attract funding for the College’s teaching, learning, research and extension in the field of veterinary medicine, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation, Inc. operates exclusively for educational and scientific purposes. By providing financial assistance that helps promote educational activities and maintain a prominent faculty, the Foundation encourages diverse research and facilitates cooperative activities with other disciplines and institutions.

All Foundation activities are overseen by a volunteer board of directors representing professional, business and civic leaders from communities across the state. Board members serve as advocates for the College and for the University. View the NC Veterinary Medical Foundation’s most recent Tax Form 990.

The Foundation is ever mindful of maximizing giving power through special programs that bring together donors of similar interests and has been critical in securing financial assistance for the College that allows for faculty support and development, research funds, student scholarships and program enhancement.

Contact Numbers  Phone – 919.513.6660  |  Fax – 919.513.6105
$33 millionIn donor gifts provided scholarships, professorships, and research.

Help us develop resources that advance the well-being of animals, educational activities, and results-focused research.

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Randall B. Terry, Jr.’s Far-Reaching Gift to NC State Veterinary Medicine 

Former Foundation President Randall Terry’s love of golden retrievers, his gratefulness for the lifesaving care one of his beloved Nike received at the NC State Veterinary Hospital and his passion for the betterment of veterinary medicine led him, not only to become involved on the Foundation’s Board – rising to become president – but to chair a campaign that raised $10 million for the College and to pledge $20 million of his own dollars to the construction of the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center, which opened in 2011. His charitable foundation has since gifted a further $16 million in support of student, faculty, and research endowments. The R.B. Terry Charitable Foundation is also matching gifts made by other donors.

More than twice the size of NC State’s original veterinary teaching hospital, the Terry Center is among the most advanced of its kind in the country. It realizes Terry’s vision of an outstanding environment where talented faculty and students can work at the forefront of veterinary medicine. And it combines with the college’s other extensive referral and emergency services to provide care for all those who need it.  Learn more about Terry’s lasting legacy 

2016 Board of Directors

Sandy Alford

Sandy Alford
Raleigh, NC

Cynthia Clark

Cynthia Clark
Chapel Hill, NC

NC State VMF board member Charles Collins

Charles D. Collins, Jr.
Raleigh, NC

Paula Dickerson
Raleigh, NC

NC State VMF board member Kathe Garrison

Kathe Garrison
Raleigh, NC

Marcia Gorrell-Kornegay

Marcia Gorrell-Kornegay
Raleigh, NC

Judi Grainger

Judi Grainger
Cary, NC

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Chessie Green, DVM
Raleigh, NC

Theo Highsmith

Theo Highsmith
Raleigh, NC

Nat Hyde
Huntersville, NC

NC State VMF board member Clifford Leath

Clifford T. Leath
Chapel Hill, NC
Vice President

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Laura Leigh Lewis
Mount Ulla, NC

Cathy Maready

Cathy Maready
Southern Pines, NC

Craig W. Mitchell

Craig W. Mitchell
Raleigh, NC

NC State VMF board member Lou Mitchell

Lou Mitchell
Raleigh, NC

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Cindy Nord
Blythewood, SC

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Sarah Hair O’Hanlon
Fayetteville, NC

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Mary Jo Pringle
Kinston, NC

NC State VMF board member Emily Ragsdale

Emily Ragsdale
Jamestown, NC

Tiffany Ramsey

Tiffany Ramsey
Beaufort, NC

NC State VMF board member Randolph Reid

Randolph Reid
Clayton, NC
Immediate Past President

Tom Smith

Tom Smith
Siler City, NC

Randy Stoecker

Randy Stoecker
Raleigh, NC

Kay Sturgeon

Kay Sturgeon
Spring Hope, NC

NC State VMF board member Barbara Thompson

Barbara W. Thompson
Raleigh, NC
President

William B. Thompson, Jr.

William B. Thompson, Jr.
Willow Spring, NC

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Runyon Tyler
Raleigh, NC

Susan Ward

Susan Ward
Raleigh, NC

NC State VMF board member Sarah Weeks

Sarah Weeks
Kinston, NC

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Leslie Allred Yates
Raleigh, NC