The NCICU Business Affiliate Program provides a mutually beneficial link between North Carolina’s business community and the state’s 36 private colleges and universities.
Our Business Affiliates are companies or individuals whose work with NCICU colleges and universities has earned NCICU’s endorsement.
To become a Business Affiliate, businesses must have the following:
- Affirmation from at least one North Carolina independent college or university that the applicant is successfully doing business within the State’s private higher education community
- Commitment from a responsible representative of the applying business that the business will endeavor to support North Carolina private higher education
- Annual financial support of $1,000
- Approval from Director of the Independent College Fund
For complete information about becoming an NCICU Business Affiliate, contact Colleen Kinser at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 832-5817.
NCICU Colleges and Universities are encouraged to contact these business partners when there is a need for the products and services they provide. Each Business Affiliate can be located through the Campus Buyers Guide, along with a short description of their products, services, contact information and website.
Please check this page often, as we will be continually adding new Affiliates. The list of our current Business Affiliates is shown alphabetically below.
Founded in 2011, ADAVICO® provides subscription-based software and professional services to simplify Endowment Accounting and Reporting (EARE™) for non-profit organizations. Through better tracking of pooled investment and endowment fund activity, the Company’s software facilitates compliance with Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) regulations and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) disclosure standards. Operating as a subsidiary-ledger, the integrated suite of software applications increases accounting accuracy and transparency and improves reporting to internal and external constituents. ADAVICO’s customers include non-profit organizations, both public & private, across the United States.
Adirondack Solutions is the worldwide leader in providing innovative software primarily for the college student life market. We offer solutions for campus housing management, conference and event services, parking/vehicle registration, conduct management, and much more. Most of our staff have worked in higher education and we collaborate with our clients to deliver products and services that meet the needs of an ever-changing and dynamic field. Couple that with the best customer service in the industry, and you’ll have a combination that can’t lose.
Since 2008, AffinityLTC, LLC has been a Coalition for College Cost Savings (The Coalition) endorsed program provider, specializing in the marketing and administration of employer and association sponsored Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance programs. AffinityLTC has always been exclusively focused in the LTC insurance marketplace. AffinityLTC developed a proprietary LTC benefits program for member institutions currently utilizing products from Genworth Financial. AffinityLTC has over 100 private Higher Ed clients across the country.
For more than 20 years, Apogee has been redefining the student campus life experience. As the only managed technology services provider with a sole focus on higher education, Apogee has become the trusted partner to more than 400 schools and 1 million students and administrators who rely on the company’s innate understanding of how superior Wi-Fi powers student vitality. Apogee’s comprehensive portfolio includes unmatched residential networks (ResNet) and Managed Campus networks that drive student and administrator success; video services that provide “like home” rich media experiences; and digital campus engagement services that act as an extension of the university’s staff. Partnering with Apogee enables schools to derive greater return on their IT investments and increase student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability.
Aramark is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms. We create experiences that engage and inspire, we deliver an impact wherever people work, learn, recover and play.
BDO delivers customized accounting, consulting and financial advisory services to clients of all sizes – across industries, throughout the country, and around the world. We understand the changes and challenges facing institutions of higher education, from rising tuition and fees to reduced government funding, and our clients rest assured that their dedicated BDO industry leaders are at the forefront of the higher education conversation. What truly sets BDO apart is our commitment to higher education and our dedication to delivering exceptional client service, without exception. We understand that at its core, our job is about helping – in thousands of different ways, for thousands of different clients – and that we measure success one relationship at a time.
The challenges of higher education will continue at an extraordinary pace. As the industry continues to face these challenges, you will need an exceptional relationship with, and commitment from, a group of accounting professionals who advise you and support your efforts. For over 40 years, Brown Edwards has been dedicated to providing exceptional service and expertise to our higher education clients throughout the mid-Atlantic region. By partnering with our clients and understanding their needs and concerns, Brown Edwards is a true alternative to the “business as usual” approach. And, as a Top 100 firm, you can be sure you have access to industry-leading resources while receiving the personalized service our clients deserve and expect.
Captrust is an independently owned and operated retirement planning and investment advisory firm headquartered in Raleigh, NC with $250 billion in assets under advisory, we serve as fiduciary consultants for more than 146 educational institutions, representing approximately 437 retirement plans and totaling over $66 billion in assets under advisement in the education sector. As a firm, we work with 36 providers for 403(b), 457, and 401(a) plans — counting TIAA, fidelity, and VALIC as our top provider relationships. CAPTRUST has developed the specialized expertise required to help plan sponsors optimize their retirement plans while effectively managing fiduciary risk in a constantly changing environment. We are committed to the independence required for complete objectivity.
As a nationally recognized firm, Cherry Bekaert has the resources to take your institution to the next level. Our higher education industry specialists understand the current operating environment and challenges facing independent colleges and universities, so we can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. Our capabilities go far beyond audit and regulatory compliance, and include customized solutions in the areas of risk advisory, cybersecurity, data analytics, technology consulting and solutions, compensation and benefits, and international tax services. Ranked among the largest accounting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert specializes in offering solutions that impact our clients ability to succeed and grow.
Corporate Risk Management Inc. is an independent insurance consulting firm providing outsourced risk management services to clients on a fee-for-services basis. As we do not sell insurance, our firm is able to provide objective program review and expert advice in order to help our clients obtain the most comprehensive and competitively priced insurance programs available. Our client services include on-going full service agreements, managed marketing projects and program analysis reports.
CORT’s Furniture Rental Solutions has helped Colleges and Universities for over 40 years. These services include overflow housing needs, helping International Students & Scholars Services and Graduate Schools seamlessly accommodate their out-of-area students, visiting faculty & guests, reduce furnished housing program costs, and help you recruit and retain live-on staff while making them feel more at home. CORT can deliver as quickly as within 48 business hours in 66 major markets nationwide.
CPL provides architectural and engineering services to higher education clients in the eastern US and in NC through our offices in Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Our practice includes unique specialty services: space utilization/planning; building condition/system surveys; energy audits/planning; and capital/maintenance project planning. Dining, athletics, residence life, science & technology, renovation of historic campus buildings, and engineering of MEP systems are areas of expertise.
EDC provides Owner’s Representation and Project Management services to institutional owners for the design and construction of their new and renovated facilities. Established in 1990 and based in Midlothian Virginia, EDC has delivered over four million square feet totaling over $600 million of higher education and research and development projects. EDC manages the entire project from preliminary programming and budgeting through construction and occupancy.
Elinvar is an executive search firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina, that has a track record of success serving NC higher education institutions. The firm is also a long-time supporter of North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities, serving on the ICFNC board and supporting the scholarship program as well as the Ethics Bowl. The Elinvar team includes a group of consultants with experience working in higher education as well as serving higher education clients. Elinvar provides its executive search services to NCICU campuses with the added benefit of providing a discount of 10% for each search engagement conducted with the firm.
First American Education Finance provides NCICU institutions with customized financing solutions at preferred rates. For more than 20 years, First American has served the needs of the education community helping more than 800 schools deliver the best education possible to their students. Their unique financing solutions solve school challenges ranging from complex campus projects to technology management – all through a simple and transparent experience.
Examples of First American Programs Include::
- Technology Renewal Program
- Software Program
- Campus Maintenance Program
- Energy Program
- Athletic Equipment Program
- Purchasing Card Program
Driven by our food-first philosophy, Harvest Table Culinary Group brings innovative, authentic and personalized food experiences to life for each unique college and university we serve.
We believe everyone should experience the timeless camaraderie of mealtime, the delicious moments that a hand-crafted meal brings. Our world-class chefs and food enthusiasts create dishes to satisfy every nutritional need and evolving appetites for something new, exciting, and enriching.
Honeywell Building Solutions partners with private Colleges & Universities to make them more competitive in the market. An appealing campus that is safe and secure is essential to attracting and retaining students but can be challenging to achieve with limited budgets and escalating costs. Honeywell helps you implement campus improvements with minimal need for capital funds by optimizing your operating budget. Honeywell also improves your students’ campus experience by leveraging our suite of software, enhancing the relationship students have with their facilities. Let us handle your technology, energy and infrastructure challenges so you can be more competitive in attracting students and teachers to your campus.
HRP Associates, Inc. is an environmental health & safety risk management consulting engineering firm that specializes in the fields of environmental and OSHA health and safety compliance, lab safety, industrial hygiene, asbestos, mold, and lead paint consulting, and property acquisition due diligence.. To date, we have helped over 300 college and university campuses across the United States resolve their environmental, health and safety risk management challenges. HRP’s professional environmental engineers have been helping private and public organizations meet complex regulatory compliance obligations for over 35 years. Example services include compliance auditing, technical EPA and OSHA compliance training, permitting, and industrial hygiene testing. HRP works diligently to keep you up-to-date with changes in federal, state, and local EH&S regulatory requirements and provide you with sound and practical solutions that you can realistically implement.
Jenzabar’s mission is to support education by enabling institutions of higher education to thrive, grow, and achieve student success. We help our clients align their technology solutions with their unique missions and goals—to generate the maximum return on their technology investments. Across the entire institution, our software and services enable our clients to deliver on the promise of higher education.
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Logically‘s mission is to enable small and mid-sized organizations to achieve their business objectives through information technology. To do that, our customers need a trusted IT ally with a wide and deep bench of IT talent with expertise in emerging and critical technologies such as cloud, cybersecurity, Office 365, mobility, and how the modern workplace operates. A trusted IT ally that can deliver reliability and operational excellence at an affordable price. A trusted IT ally like Logically.
The Campus Studio of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture provides professional planning, architectural and interior design services to a Southeastern clientele of colleges and universities through 5 office locations in the Carolinas and Georgia. Past experience includes academic, athletic, residential and dining facilities on over 60 college campuses. We work with institutions to understand their culture and mission, creating spaces to enhance the social and educational experience specific to each.
Metz Culinary Management is a culinary and environmental services firm that provides exceptional quality culinary products and services to the college and university industry. We offer the freshest ingredients and menus to exceed our guests expectations.
Millennium Advisory Services, Inc. is a SEC registered investment advisory firm that provides 403(b) retirement plan services for private institutions of higher education throughout the eastern and mid-western United States. We work with other professional fiduciary partners offering a turn-key retirement plan solution to individual educational institutions as well as Multiple Employer Plans. Our solutions are designed to help plan sponsors meet their fiduciary obligations on both the participant level and the plan level. We provide communication and education services for plan sponsors as well as financial planning, fiduciary advice and professional asset management for plan participants and high net worth individuals. Millennium’s mission is to help plan sponsors deliver a retirement plan to their employees that truly changes participant behavior and drives meaningful retirement outcomes, helping participants and their families achieve their personal and financial life goals.
Moseley Architects has provided professional architecture and engineering services for over 150 collegiate projects. Clients can rely on the firm’s extensive campus planning, programming, and design experience in a broad portfolio of college and university facilities, including academic, research, recreation, athletic, arts, and student life. Additionally, our campus master planning experience includes preserving green spaces and promoting sustainability initiatives. Our success with colleges and universities is based in large part to an inclusive and participatory design process stemming from the belief that the active involvement of our clients and facility users leads to better design solutions.
neteffect technologies, established in 1991, is based in Charlotte, NC and provides premiere IT support throughout the Carolinas and beyond. As a trusted IT advisor, we specialize in offering an array of IT solutions, services, and support to our clients. To include: managed services, security, virtualization, cloud computing, system design and integration, telecom, and more. With neteffect technologies, you’ll enjoy reliable, cutting-edge IT services whenever the need arises. Please consider neteffect technologies to be your valued partner: to augment your staff with scalable, ongoing support. Our team of support professionals is available to assist you promptly and efficiently.
Pharos Resources provides a comprehensive approach to improve student outcomes. Our unique software and approach will strengthen early alert, student care, and retention on your campus. Through Relational Retention engagement, our relationship-focused perspective, you will identify at-risk students, eliminate campus silos, increase student engagement, and enrich your culture of student success.
Regions Financial Corporation, with $126 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the 16th largest full-service bank in the nation, with products and services that offer customers convenience and the ability to bank the way they choose. Regions’ franchise spans across the South, Midwest and Texas.
SunTrust Banks, now Truist is a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being for the people, businesses, and communities it serves. Truist leads a national movement inspiring Americans to build financial confidence. Headquartered in Charlotte NC, the Company has two business segments: Consumer and Wholesale. It operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with 24-hour digital access. Certain business lines serve consumer, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients nationally.
Transact Campus Inc. provides NCICU campuses with an enabling agreement (pre-negotiated master terms) and aggressive year-one discounts on hardware and software for: securing campuses with access control and video surveillance; giving campuses the convenience of a true cashless environment; tracking attendance in the classroom; facilitating the delivery of financial aid and campus tuition and payments; and offering students a secure and easy way to make purchases on and off-campus using just their ID card or mobile credential. Our unified credential methodology includes using the ID card, mobile phone, and biometrics. Over 65% of all NCICU campuses use Blackboard Transact.
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP’s multi-disciplinary Education Team has served institutions of higher education for 30+ years, helping them meet business, legal and regulatory challenges. We support the full range of legal needs in the education industry and are active with a number of organizations, including the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Colleges and University Personnel Association (CUPA) and the North Carolina Bar Association Education Law Section.
Contact: Liz Riley or Beth Jones
Email: Liz.Riley@wbd-us.com and Beth.Jones@wbd-us.com