College Raises More Than $1.5 Million on NC State’s Day of Giving
Alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students showed their support for the College of Sciences on NC State’s Day of Giving this year.
On March 22, the college received 986 gifts — more than ever before — totaling $1.5 million as part of NC State’s annual Day of Giving fundraising event. Over the 24 hours, NC State as a whole raised more than $34 million from 16,774 gifts from donors in all 50 states and 13 countries.
Each year on Day of Giving, the Wolfpack comes together to help NC State raise funds for priorities across the university, such as meeting students’ most urgent needs, increasing scholarship to keep education accessible to people from every financial background, investing in diversity and inclusion efforts, and strengthening the infrastructure that supports our leading-edge research.
By the end of the day, the college had
- Raised $1,505,707
- Received 986 gifts, a new record and an 18% increase over the 2022 Day of Giving event
- Received more gifts than all but three of NC State’s 10 colleges
- Won a challenge securing the most gifts between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m., which earned the college an extra $1,000 in bonus funds from the university
- Won the First-Time Donor challenge during the 10-11 a.m. hour, which earned the college an extra $1,000 in bonus funds from the university
- For the second year in a row, won a challenge securing the most gifts between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., which earned the college an extra $1,000 in bonus funds from the university
- Earned a $15,000 gift-matching donation from Dean and Gail Bunce after the college’s Excellence Fund and the Diversity Program Endowment met its combined 100-gift goal during the 6-7 p.m. hour. The Bunces are the university’s only supporters to donate Day of Giving challenge funds in all five years of the event’s existence.
- Secured a $2,500 challenge gift from Dean Emeritus Dan Solomon by reaching by reaching 50 gifts to the College of Sciences Diversity Program Endowment by 3 p.m.
- Won two of the Why I Give Challenges, which earned the college an extra $1,000 in bonus funds from the university
- The Department of Chemistry and its Chemistry Department Enhancement Fund were among the winners of the Wolf Cutout challenge, which earned the department $1,000
- Earned nearly $10,000 on top of our total amount raised for our performance on the college and unit leaderboards