Founders Day Scholarship Gala
  • Founders Day Scholarship Gala

The ECSU Foundation, Inc.
founders day scholarship gala 


This year, Elizabeth City State University celebrated 130 years of providing higher education opportunities for some of the most talented and dedicated students in northeastern North Carolina and beyond.  It was also a milestone year for the ECSU Foundation, Inc., which was established five decades ago to provide financial assistance to students, as well as enduring support to our entire campus community.

During the past 13 years, the Founders Day Scholarship Gala has helped raise more than $1.3 million for student scholarships. With the continuous support and engagement of our partners and donors, we hope to ensure an even brighter future for ECSU students and fuel a culture of growth throughout the region.


ECSU Foundation, Inc.
Founders Day Scholarship
Gala XIV
2021 Chancellor’s Legacy Awards Recipients 
Ms. Mary L. Cates ’61
Retired Educator
Alumni Relations
Dr. Laura Walton Buffaloe ’65
Retired College Administrator
Col. Richard Harrison ’94
United States Army
Mr. Larry Johnson Sr. ’73
and the 1971 CIAA Championship Football Team
Associate Head Coach-Ohio State