Day of Giving

NC State Day of Giving

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. 

Park Scholarships led the Pack during the inaugural Day of Giving on March 27, 2019. On Sept. 16, 2020, NC State held a special fall edition of Day of Giving. With the theme Stronger as a Pack, the day was focused on raising funds for urgent needs, scholarships, and diversity and inclusion programming.

Save the date for the next NC State Day of Giving: March 24, 2021.
To get involved, contact Dana Dubis at dmdubis@ncsu.edu.

Day of Giving

During a special fall NC State Day of Giving, the Park community came together in support of the Park Scholarships program and each other. Two alumni created the 8th co-named Park Scholarship and we raised an astounding $436,818 in 24 hours for scholarships, diversity and inclusion work, and enrichment. Whether through making a gift, attending events, or participating in challenges, there were many opportunities to get involved and demonstrate that we are stronger as a Pack.

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

Thank you to the Park community for making NC State Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack a success!

$436,818 raised

for scholarships, diversity and inclusion work, and enrichment activities

412 gifts

made in 24 hours by members of the Park community and scholars from all 25 Park classes

8th co-named Park Scholarship

created to fund one Park Scholarship in perpetuity

$133,563 raised

to launch the One Park One Pack: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund

Park Scholarships Twitter Feed

With every extracurricular, Anna Owens '21 chips away at the misconceptions of how a programmer should look and act. Owens, who studies cybersecurity and digital privacy, has worked hard to graduate this month and is set to earn a master's in May 2021. https://t.co/Zbg0D6dYMK https://t.co/FBp2YSsmWD ParkScholarship photo

Today the Wolfpack community is celebrating our 2020 graduates! Park Advisory Committee member and @CHASS_Dean Braden has a great message for the newest @NCState graduates: https://t.co/0n8mPT6Ah6

Since coming to NC State, Michael Evans ’21 has studied abroad in Prague, changed majors, and grown into an entrepreneur. After graduation, he’ll focus on 321 Coffee, the nonprofit coffee shop he co-founded as a freshman. https://t.co/lbZybd5dk3 https://t.co/AgYQRgTa1t ParkScholarship photo

Biomechanics and design might seem like separate fields, but Alyssa Cox '20 is mixing her two passions with a career in athletic apparel and footwear innovation. https://t.co/CfbybW92I1 https://t.co/HO4yTRnBMK ParkScholarship photo

We are having a great time catching up and reconnecting with Park alumni through the Park class reunions. We can't wait to see the Class of 2003 at their reunion on Monday night! Make sure you RSVP for your reunion at https://t.co/wXorlkX4zp https://t.co/fPqPVThgko ParkScholarship photo

"As a Park Scholar, I have connected with faculty, alumni, and current students who have all provided mentoring to help me find a career to match what I am passionate about. Thank you for your support of Park Scholarships!" — Maddy Hannan '24 #givingthanks https://t.co/3teg3zbPWf ParkScholarship photo
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Park Philanthropy Council

Message from the Park Philanthropy Council

Hello Park Scholarships Community! The Park Philanthropy Council (PPC), a group of current Park Scholars focused on developing a culture of giving within our program, would like to thank the Wolfpack for their support of Park Scholarships on Sept. 16 during NC State Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack. This special fall NC State Day of Giving was focused on increasing funding for urgent needs, scholarships, and initiatives that promote equity and diversity.

We hosted some unique opportunities for members of the Park Scholarships community to amplify gifts to our program, participate in social media challenges, and attend virtual get-togethers throughout the day. Go Pack!

Day of Giving Challenges and Events

EVENTS

9:30-10 a.m. Breakfast Social
Join us for breakfast over Zoom. Sarah Hartsell ’22 will host this event to get Day of Giving on a roll.

1-1:30 p.m. Lunch Social
Connect with the Park community over a virtual lunch hosted by Keya Pothireddy ’23.

7-8 p.m. Trivia
Matt Traenkle ’21 will lead a fun general knowledge trivia session over Zoom. Unlock challenge funds for diversity, equity, and inclusion just by participating.
🔓  $1,000 unlocked

8-9 p.m. Young Alumni Hour
If Park receives the most gifts from alumni from the Classes of 2011-2020 during this hour, we will earn $2,000 in bonus funds.
🔓  $2,000 unlocked

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

This year, there are several ways to support Park Scholarships regardless of your capacity to make a gift.

By 8 p.m. Post a throwback photo of your Park experience and tag @ParkScholarship (Twitter) or @park_scholarships (Instagram) and use #GivingPack. Each photo tweeted by 8 p.m. will unlock $20 in funds to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in our program.
🔓  $400 unlocked

Throughout NC State Day of Giving, the university will offer social media challenges. Enter by sharing a photo, tagging @ParkScholarship (Twitter) or @park_scholarships (Instagram), and using #GivingPack. You can help earn funds for Park Scholarships just by making a post.
🔓  $2,000 unlocked

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CHALLENGES

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Generous Park parents are offering Park supporters the opportunity to unlock funds for the One Park One Pack: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund.
🔓  $19,400 unlocked

Class of 2019
An anonymous donor offered up to $5,000 to match gifts from the Park Class of 2019.
🔓  $5,000 unlocked

#GivingPack Hashtag Match
(University-wide Challenge)
On Sept. 16, tell us what you love about NC State — why you chose it, a favorite memory, a shout-out to a friend, your favorite campus spot, etc. Tweet using #GivingPack, tag @ParkScholarship, and $10 will automatically be given to Park Scholarships in your honor.
🔓  $400 unlocked

Thank you to the generous donors who made possible Park Scholarships’ Day of Giving challenges!