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Park Scholarships Leads the Pack on NC State’s Day of Giving

NC State’s first-ever Day of Giving, held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, was a day of excitement as the Wolfpack came together to support the university and its individual departments and programs. The Park Scholarships community also joined forces to give back to the program they know and love. With $328,660.52 raised from 700 gifts, the Park Scholarships topped the University Priorities Leaderboard. All across the country, alumni reached out in support of the Park Scholarships. Included in these gifts
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Two Gifts Totaling $700,000 Donated Anonymously

The Park Scholarships has been granted two anonymous donations this year to provide significant support for the program and its students. Given as co-named Park Scholarships, each donation totals $350,000 for a cumulative $700,000. The assistance comes from families deeply entrenched in the Park community, and were provided as both a cash gift and an estate gift. The Park friends providing the cash gift says it all started with a $1,000 enrichment grant many years before—a gift which planted the
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Director of Development Kelleigh Smith Focuses on Park Scholarships’ Fundraising Goals

On January 26, Kelleigh Smith joined NC State’s University Advancement team as director of development with a special focus on advancing the fundraising goals of both the Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows programs. Smith will provide direction for both programs’ comprehensive fundraising efforts, and is responsible for attracting major gifts from alumni, friends, industry, private foundations, and other philanthropic partners.