NC State Day of Giving

Thank you for your participation on this year’s Day of Giving. With your help, the Park Scholarships program received 703 gifts, surpassing our highest year ever (and completing the challenge set by the Regional Selection Committee leaders to receive over 650 gifts). We also received at least five gifts from each Park Scholarships cohort, successfully completing the challenge set by Wade Colburn ’14.

Check back soon for additional details about this year’s 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 and enrichment. 

The Park Scholarships program has led the pack on each Day of Giving, raising critical funds for scholarships, diversity and inclusion work, and enrichment. We invite the Park community to join us once again in #GivingPack to Park Scholarships in 2024.

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 Mary Kornegay at

Make a gift

Support Park Scholarships

Spread the word

Become a Day of Giving ambassador

Tag Park and use #GivingPack
Twitter: @ParkScholarship
Facebook: @parkscholars
Instagram: @park_scholarships and @ncstate

The COLLECTIVE impact of gifts made on NC State Day of Giving IS EXTRAordinary.
here are some ways you can support the park scholarships on Day of Giving!

Hourly Challenges

Alumni Hour
This year, our alumni hour will be from 10-11 a.m. The department or college
that receives the most alumni gifts within the hour will receive an additional $1,000 in challenge money from the University.

Young Alumni Hour
If you graduated in the last 10 years (graduates from any classes between 2012 and 2022), gifts made during the hours of 8 and 9 p.m. will help us get a $1,000 challenge gift!

Current Students Hour
3 p.m. is the student gifts hour. Last year we won this challenge and we don’t want to give up the crown!

Parent Hour
This year, the Most Parent Gifts Challenge will be from 7-8 p.m. The department or college that receives the most parent gifts within the hour will receive an additional $1,000 in challenge money from the university.

First-Time Donor
Never given to NC State before? Make your first gift between 10 and 11 a.m. to put Park Scholarships in the running for an extra $1,000.

Most Friend Gifts
We have a generous community beyond just our students, alumni and families. Because of this, NC State will be awarding an additional $1,000 to the area that receives the most gifts between 5 and 6 p.m. from friends of the Pack.


Wade Colburn ’14 will give $5,000 if FIVE scholars in every cohort at least give $5. Remind your classmates to make a gift!

The Regional Selection Committee leaders have challenged us to hit
650 gifts today. If we are successful, they will give $11,000 to the Park Scholarships.

Social Media Challenges

Show Us Your #BarkScholars
To participate in the Pack Pets Challenge, all you have to do is share a pic of your pet on Twitter or Instagram (stories or grid). In your caption, use #GivingPack and be sure to tag @NCState and @Park_Scholarships. Who knew sharing your daily cute pic of your pet could have such a big impact?

Why I Give Challenge
Participate on Instagram or Twitter using #GivingPack and tag @Park_Scholarships and @NCState. Tell us why you give to the Park Scholarships program and we have a chance at receiving $1,000.

Tag @Park_Scholarships
The college, program or unit that is mentioned in the highest number of eligible posts will win an additional $2,000. Encourage your followers to give and use #GivingPack, tag @ncstate and @Park_scholarships.

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

Thank you to our generous donors for supporting our Day of Giving challenges!