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First ever “Day of Giving” exceeds expectations

On March 27th, 2019, NC State held its first-ever Day of Giving. This 24-hour fundraising event was designed to be fun and create community, along with a bit of competition between colleges and departments. Chancellor Randy Woodson set aside $200,000 in bonus funds for departments that met various challenges including the most gifts, the most funds raised, and the most funds raised during specific timeframes. The ‘final countdown challenge’ included an award to the group with the last donor to hit “Submit” by 11:59 pm on the Day of Giving. The College of Engineering (COE) won a few of these challenges including first place for the total number of gifts with 1,564. COE also won the ‘First Website Gift Challenge’; the ‘Most Gifts Challenge Part 1’ which included the hour between 9:00 and 10:00 pm; the ‘Most Gifts Challenge Part 2’ which included the hour between 7:00 and 8:00 pm; and the ‘Out of State Challenge’ for the most gifts received from a state other than North Carolina.

NC STATE                                              COE                                                 CCEE

Total Raised           

$ 13,535,396.81             $1,972,851.00               $ 31,932.00

                                                                         (Enhancement Fund)

                                                                             $ 50,000.00 

                                                                         (Endowed Scholarship)

Total # of Gifts

   10,810                             1,564                                  148*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (*includes 31 first-time givers)

Gifts ranged from $10 to $50,000 for our department, and from $10 to $500,000 for the College of Engineering. By all account, giving exceeded expectations and we extend a heartfelt thanks to all our friends and alumni for your generosity.