NC State held its fifth annual Day of Giving on Wednesday, March 22, and once again, alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students showed up strong for 24 hours of #GivingPack. At the end of the day, the university raised more than $34 million from 16,774 gifts, and the College of Engineering raised more than $6.5 million from 1,661 gifts.
The CCEE department was declared the winner of the College of Engineering Leaderboard with 283 gifts totaling $100,327. The department received $19,950 from the CCEE Advisory Board for completing a match challenge of 100 gifts.
The gift total is the most NC State has received on Day of Giving to date, and the dollar total is second only to the 2021 day, which at the time set a national record for higher-education giving days.
“Day of Giving brings people who support all aspects of NC State together to see what we can do to lift up our community,” said Chancellor Randy Woodson. “This is the day when you can really see gifts of every size add up to make a huge difference for students. People rally around what they’re passionate about, and that energy shines a light on so many parts of our university, both big and small.
“We are so grateful to everyone who has given on past days, and especially to those whose tremendous generosity made this Day of Giving so successful.”
As usual, supporters rallied from far beyond the campus zip code. Donors from all 100 North Carolina counties, all 50 states and 13 countries showed the strength of the Wolfpack.
“The thing that makes Day of Giving so special — and so vital — is the combined effort of our entire Wolfpack community. You’re creating new opportunities for those following behind you,” said Brian Sischo, vice chancellor for university advancement.
Nearly 1,200 students also got involved at Day of Giving events on Stafford Commons and the Corner at Centennial Campus. These events offered a chance to build community, celebrate NC State, learn about philanthropy and vote for an area to receive a bonus. The College of Engineering received the most student votes.
As in previous years, social media support helped colleges, units and programs win bonus funds.
CCEE alum Daniel Findley (BSCE 2005, MSCE 2006, Ph.D. 2011), who serves as associate director at NC State’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education, helped the department win $1,000 with his “Window into the Wolfpack” competition entry.
Donors also used social media to share their inspiration for #GivingPack and the experiences they hope to give forward to current and future students — making philanthropy a collaborative experience.
“I love hearing all the stories people share about their time at NC State — what it meant to them to be a part of the Pack then and what it means to them to be a part of the Pack today. These stories inspire me on Day of Giving and throughout the year, and they empower our students to drive forward and make the most of their experiences,” Woodson said.
“Every gift has a story behind it, and every gift helps to write a new story.”
View full results at dayofgiving.ncsu.edu.