Lending a hand: Deans Emeriti Terry Curtin (L) and Oscar Fletcher (R) join Dean Warwick Arden in breaking ground for the Randall B. Terry Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center on November 14, 2007. Groundbreaking photos by Wendy Savage.
The Terry Center is made possible by a $20 million pledge from the R.B. Terry, Jr. Charitable Foundation—the largest private gift ever given to North Carolina State University. The North Carolina General Assembly appropriated $38 million for the facility and additional private funds will pay for the remainder of the $72 million project. As an incentive to increasing private donations, the Terry Charitable Foundation has issued a Foundation Challenge to match all gifts made to the Terry Center dollar-for-dollar, up to $5 million.