College Raises More Than $850,000 on NC State’s 2022 Day of Giving
College of Sciences alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students have proven once again that there’s strength in the Pack.
On March 23, the college received 835 gifts — more than ever before — totaling $857,621 as part of NC State’s annual Day of Giving fundraising event. Over the 24 hours, NC State as a whole raised more than $23 million from 14,533 gifts from donors in all 50 states and 18 countries.
Every 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 scholarships 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 $857,621
- Received 835 gifts, a new record and a 13 percent increase over the 2021 Day of Giving event
- Received more gifts than all but two of NC State’s 10 colleges
- For the third year in a row, won a challenge for securing the most gifts from alumni between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., which earned the college an extra $1,000 in bonus funds from the university
- Won a challenge for 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
- Won the Largest Gift Challenge for a $20,000 gift-matching donation by Dean and Gail Bunce after the Excellence Fund met its 150-gift goal, which earned the college an extra $1,000 in bonus funds from the university
- Earned nearly $9,000 on top of our total amount raised for our performance on the college and unit leaderboards
For the fourth consecutive year, College of Sciences Foundation Board member Dean Bunce and his wife, Gail, generously donated $30,000 to the college for gift-matching challenges. They are the university’s only supporters to donate Day of Giving challenge funds in all four years of the event’s existence.