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.
On March 23, NC State Day of Giving returned for the fourth time. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COLLECTIVE impact of gifts made on NC State Day of Giving IS EXTRAordinary.
Together, here's what we have accomplished:
Thank you to the Park community for making NC State Day of Giving a success year after year!
Zack Jenio has made a difference at NC State as a champion for @NCStateWellRec, a leader in his fraternity and an inspiration to those around him. These are just some of the reasons he's our newest Howling Success! 🐺 Read more: https://t.co/Ev0424D5qd https://t.co/diqCSyX5HT
Three NC State students were selected from a pool of over 4,500 applicants from 583 different higher education institutions for the scholarship, which will allow them to immerse themselves in the culture and language of another country for 8-10 weeks. ✈️ https://t.co/Q5Rrsbt4gj
There are many ways to support Park Scholarships!
2022 Day of Giving Challenges
Thank you to everyone who gave, tweeted, and posted for helping us win over $10,000 in bonus and challenge funds!
Student Hour: $1,000
We earned $1,000 in bonus funds because Park received the most gifts from students during the 3-4 p.m. hour.
Young Alumni Hour: $1,000
Park received the most gifts from the Classes of 2011-2021 during this hour and won a $1,000 bonus. We have won this challenge four years in a row – help us keep the streak going in 2024!
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ALL DAY CHALLENGES
500 Gifts Challenge: $2,500
We reached 500 gifts and unlocked a $2,500 challenge gift from Wade Colburn ’14.
University Priorities Leaderboard Challenge: $3,761.18
Park finished in second place on the University Priorities leaderboard, earning a 15% share of $25,000 that was based on the number of gifts we receive throughout the day.
Alumni Link Challenge: $1,000
Park alumni used their class links to make gifts, raising $53,156 through 431 gifts, and won an extra $1,000 through the Pack Leaders Challenge.
SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES
#GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge: $310
On March 23, tweets mentioning @ParkScholarship and #GivingPack earned $10 for Park from the university. The first 600 tweets that mentioned an NC State college or program earned funds.
Mad Libs Challenge: $1,000
Remy Roque '06 was selected as the first winner of the university's Mad Libs Challenge, earning an extra $1,000 for Park.
Thank you to our generous donors for supporting our Day of Giving challenges!
PAST NC STATE DAY OF GIVING Highlights
$328,661 ◆ 700 GIFTS
6TH CO-NAMED PARK SCHOLARSHIP
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 — Park's highest level of giving — 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 ◆ 412 GIFTS
8TH CO-NAMED PARK SCHOLARSHIP
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 ◆ 513 GIFTS
9TH CO-NAMED PARK SCHOLARSHIP
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.