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.
Park March Madness: March 24 – April 5
A Celebration of Student-Driven Philanthropy
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 and all Park classes are invited to join in the fun. All gifts made to a Park Scholarships fund between July 1 through the end of Park March Madness count in this competition. The classes with the most gifts and highest greatest cumulative gifts will win a student-designed trophy. Contact Dana Dubis at 919-515-3794 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
NC State Day of Giving: March 24
24 Hours for the Wolfpack to Do the Extraordinary
Park Scholarships led the pack on NC State’s inaugural Day of Giving in 2019 and built on that success during NC State Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack in 2020. 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.
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. During the last Park March Madness, 91.4% of current students gave to the program with gifts exceeding $7,500.
This year, Park alumni classes are invited to participate in the competition. Winners in the categories of highest participation and greatest cumulative gifts will be recognized via a student-designed trophy.
Park Philanthropy Council
- Michael Evans ’21
- Matt Traenkle ’21
- Sarah Hartsell ’22
- Keya Pothireddy ’23
- Maddy Hannan ’24
- Emie Kiser ’24
- Joseph Staudt ’24
- Dana Dubis (staff liaison)