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College Raises Record $3.4 Million on NC State’s Day of Giving

Students participate in on-campus activities for NC State's annual 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 20, the college received 1,107 gifts — more than ever before — totaling $3.4 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 $46 million from 21,920 gifts. Donors representing 99 North Carolina counties, all 50 states and Washington, DC, and 20 countries were part of the effort.

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 inclusion efforts, and strengthening the infrastructure that supports our leading-edge research. 

By the end of the day, the college had

  • Raised $3.4 million, a record for the event
  • Received 1,107 gifts, another record and an 11% increase over the 2023 Day of Giving event
  • Received gifts from 72 faculty and staff donors totaling $12,340, both Day of Giving records
  • Landed nearly $7,500 from winning various university challenges; the college has now received nearly $60,000 in challenge funding across all Day of Giving events

In addition, several academic departments held alumni receptions in the weeks and months prior to the event. All of those departments saw increases in the number of donors and total giving to their departmental enhancement funds from the previous year’s Day of Giving event.