Day of Giving

NC State Day of Giving
March 23, 2022

NC State Day of Giving is an annual, university-wide fundraising event. For 24 hours, the Wolfpack community comes together to support our students and demonstrate the strength of the Pack. Funds raised create sustaining scholarships, invest in inclusion efforts, and promote diversity and enrichment. 

Whether you are making a gift or participating in challenges, there are many opportunities to get involved and support Park Scholars now and for years to come. If you have questions about supporting Park Scholarships, contact Meghan Hunt at

NC State Day of Giving 2021 Recap

On March 24, 2021, NC State Day of Giving returned for the third year. In a single day, the Park Scholarships community gave 513 gifts for a total of $551,441 to support generations of Park Scholars who will make the world a better place. Park parents Brent and Laura Bumgarner created the ninth co-named Park Scholarship and the Desai family β€” NC State alumni and Park parents Vijay Desai ’72 and Maya Desai ’71 and Park alumna Anushri Desai ’10 β€” created a new type of gift to fund the 40th Park Scholar in the Class of 2025. Thank you to the Park community for #GivingPack in such extraordinary ways!

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"Get comfortable with failure; if you learn from your mistakes, you will grow exponentially." Russell Gorga, a Park Faculty Scholar for the Class of 2024, teaches textile engineering and is the first Park Faculty Scholar from @NCStateWilson. ParkScholarship photo

Last fall, a group of Park Scholars led by Sam Dotson '24 and Nick Oyarzun '24 launched Park Under-Resourced Assistance (PURA). In its pilot year, PURA aided dozens of @NCState applicants and helped Jalen Lucas '25 make his way to the Park Class of 2025. ParkScholarship photo

The deadline to apply for the Park Scholarships program is two weeks away. Submit your application by Nov. 1!
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The Park Scholarships program provides a four-year scholarship to @NCState awarded on the basis of outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
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The Classes of 2023 and 2024 had the unique experience of going through their Learning Lab II together. The experience focused on learning how leaders promote equity and access in K-12 education. ParkScholarship photo

Julius Tillery, a distinguished leader in environmental, agricultural, and racial justice, received the William C. Friday Award. Tillery, the founder of Black Cotton, has dedicated his career to empowering his community and improving the lives of farmers. ParkScholarship photo

Happening now! Watch the live stream at
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On Friday, the Park Scholarships Class of 2022 will present the William C. Friday Award to Julius Tillery @Mr_Black_Cotton for his leadership and advocacy in environmental and racial justice. Attend in person @NCState or watch the live stream. RSVP at
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The COLLECTIVE impact of gifts made on NC State Day of Giving IS EXTRAordinary.
Together, here’s what we have accomplished in 72 hours:

$1,316,919 raised

for scholarships, diversity programming, and enrichment

1,625 gifts made

by the Park community, including scholars from all 25 Park classes

3 co-named Park Scholarships

created by Park alumni and Park parents

$141,023 raised

for the One Park One Pack: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

Find out how much your Class GAVE ON NC STATE DAY OF GIVING 2021:

Thank you to the Park community for making NC State Day of Giving a success year after year!

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Park March Madness

Park March Madness is a friendly competition between Park classes vying to bring in the most support to Park Scholarships.

The competition was recently expanded to include Park alumni, so now all Park classes are invited to join in the fun. Park March Madness kicks off on March 23 β€” NC State Day of Giving β€” and runs through early April, but all gifts made to Park Scholarships since July 1 will count toward class totals. The current student and alumni classes with the most gifts and highest percentage of giving will be recognized with a student-designed trophy.

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$328,661 β—† 700 GIFTS

During NC State’s first-ever Day of Giving, Park Scholarships topped the University Priorities Leaderboard with $328,661 raised from 700 gifts. Kyle Held ’09 created the program’s sixth co-named Park Scholarship, marking the first time this type of scholarship β€” Park’s highest level of giving β€” was committed by a Park alumnus. The program also came out on top in the Park vs. Caldwell Challenge, the Most Student Gifts Challenge, and the Most Young Alumni Gifts Challenge.


$436,818 β—† 412 GIFTS

During NC State Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack, our community came together in support of the Park Scholarships program and each other by making gifts, attending events, and participating in challenges. Park alumni Kimberly Bloomfield ’02 and Ricky Bloomfield ’02 created the eighth co-named Park Scholarship. We raised $436,818 in 24 hours for scholarships, diversity and inclusion work, and enrichment, including $133,563 for the newly launched One Park One Pack: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund.


$551,441 β—† 513 GIFTS

During the third annual NC State Day of Giving, the Park community did the extraordinary by making 513 gifts for a total of $551,441 in a single day. Park parents Brent and Laura Bumgarner created the ninth co-named Park Scholarship. The Desai family heard the Park Class of 2025 would only have 39 students, so they made a gift to fund one more Park Scholar and bring the class to 40 scholars. Our community’s support for scholarships, diversity programming, and enrichment is inspiring.

Relive the excitement on Park Scholarships’ Twitter and #GivingPack, no account needed.