Park March Madness

Park March Madness

Each spring, the Park community is invited to participate in initiatives designed to strengthen the Park Scholarships program and foster a collective culture of philanthropy. The 2022 competition runs from March 23 through April 4.

A Celebration of Student-Driven Philanthropy

Park March Madness is a friendly competition between Park classes to support the Park Scholarships program. This year, current classes are partnered with alumni classes. The group with the highest combined participation rate will win a Howling Cow party for the current students.

All gifts made to a Park Scholarships fund between July 1, 2021 through April 4, 2022 will be counted in the competition. Contact Meghan Hunt at 919-515-3794 or with any questions.

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If half of all Park classes exceed their 2021 participation, a $2,000 gift will be unlocked.

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Thank you to Park Alumni Society Development Committee members Remy Roque ’06 and Kylie King ’08 for issuing this challenge!

NC State Day of Giving: March 23

24 Hours for the Wolfpack to Do the Extraordinary
Park Scholarships led the pack on NC State’s inaugural Day of Giving in 2019, built on that success during NC State Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack in 2020, and raised over half a million dollars on the 2021 NC State Day of Giving. Day of Giving is a chance for the entire Wolfpack community to come together and maximize its collective impact through challenge matches and competitive spirit. Gifts go further on Day of Giving and every gift makes a difference.

Visit Park’s Day of Giving Hub
Day of Giving

A Message from the Park Philanthropy Council

For several years, the Park Philanthropy Council, a group of students working to encourage giving to the Park Scholarships program, has challenged each class of Park Scholars to achieve the highest percentage of giving to the program. In 2021, Park alumni classes were invited to participate in the competition. Winners in the categories of highest participation and greatest cumulative gifts were recognized via a student-designed trophy during sPark Week 2021.

Park Philanthropy Council
  • Sarah Hartsell ’22
  • Keya Pothireddy ’23
  • Maddy Hannan ’24
  • Emie Kiser ’24
  • Joseph Staudt ’24
  • Issac Ali ’25
  • Georgia Goulding ’25
  • Alex Scott ’25
  • Syna Sharma ’25
  • Meghan Hunt (staff liaison)