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College Raises More Than $2M on Record-Breaking Day of #GivingPack

A photo of the NC State Belltower with the words "24 Hours. $2,272,323 raised." and the NC State College of Sciences logo

Generous donors from around the globe contributed nearly $2.3 million to the College of Sciences as part of NC State’s Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack fundraising event on September 16. The 24-hour fundraiser was designed to unite the Wolfpack in support of our students and show the strength of our community.

By the end of the day, the college had

  • Raised $2.27 million, tripling its fundraising total from the 2019 Day of Giving
  • Received 518 gifts
  • Finished second in dollars raised in the Red Division
  • Received more gifts than all but one of NC State’s 10 colleges
  • Won a challenge for securing the most gifts from alumni between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., which earned the college an extra $2,000 from the university
  • Earned an additional $12,000 on top of our total amount raised for our performance on the division leaderboards

The college’s total was bolstered by individual donations of $1.5 million and $500,000 to support scholarships for students. In addition, College of Sciences Foundation Board member Dean Bunce and his wife, Gail, and alumna Sherice Nivens generously matched donations up to $34,000 to several of the college’s priority funds.

As a whole, NC State raised $23.2 million from 8,230 donors over the 24 hours, surpassing 2019’s total of $13.5 million.

The money raised during the day will go toward NC State’s Think and Do the Extraordinary campaign. Specifically, the funds raised will help meet students’ most urgent needs, increase scholarships to keep education accessible to people from every financial background, invest in inclusion efforts and promote diversity.

“The support we received from our College of Sciences family today was truly astonishing,” said Chris McGahan, dean of the college. “These generous gifts will go a long way toward supporting our students and helping the college become a more inclusive place to learn.”