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Academic and Student Affairs Leads the Pack with Most Gifts on Day of Giving — Again

The division received more gifts than any other NC State college or unit. In addition to their gifts, alumni, faculty and staff, parents and students also helped the division win nine hourly social media challenges on the day.

Four students hold up Day of Giving signs inside the Mountains Ballroom of Talley Student Union

For the fourth consecutive year, the Wolfpack rallied to help the Division of Academic and Student Affairs earn the most gifts for NC State’s 2022 Day of Giving. On the day, the division raised over $1.5 million, almost tripling last year’s dollar amount, through 1,800-plus gifts. The division also received bonus funds by winning nine of the social media challenges for the day.

University-wide, NC State raised over $23 million from more than 14,500 gifts during the 24-hour period. In the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students from around the nation and the world gave generously to 48 different funds to enhance programs in the division. 

Thanks to incredible support, the division also unlocked two challenge matches: 

  • PACK Housing Scholarship Challenge, supported by Steve Deaton ’79: after receiving 100 gifts towards PACK Housing Scholarships, Deaton generously donated an additional $25,000 to the fund. This fund provides housing scholarships for students living on or off campus who are experiencing unexpected housing insecurity.
  • Music Enhancement Fund Challenge, supported by anonymous: When the Music Enhancement Fund received 125 gifts, the Department of Music also received a challenge gift of $25,000 from a generous donor. This fund helps sustain and expand the opportunities provided to NC State’s student-musicians.

The top five areas of support in terms of total gifts received were:

  1. Feed the Pack Food Pantry: $30,097 from 256 gifts 
  2. Student Emergency Fund: $532,860 from 236 gifts
  3. Music Enhancement Fund: $44,131 (including the $25,000 match) from 203 gifts
  4. PACK Housing Scholarship: $39,557 (including the $25,000 match) from 147 gifts
  5. Arts NC State Enhancement Fund: $10,455 from 82 gifts

The division, and departments within, won the following social media challenges:

  • One Wolfpack Challenge – Counseling Center
  • One Wolfpack Challenge  – Department of Music
  • Mad Libs Challenge – Student Media 
  • Where’s Mr. Wuf? Scavenger Hunt 1 – Department of Music
  • Where’s Mr. Wuf? Scavenger Hunt 2 – Department of Music
  • Most Parent Gifts Challenge
  • Most Gifts Challenge at 11 p.m. 
  • Pack Pets Challenge – Feed the Pack Food Pantry
  • #GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge – Department of Music

“Once again, we are amazed by — and very grateful for — the generous support we received from students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends on Day of Giving,” said Doneka Scott, vice chancellor and dean of Academic and Student Affairs. “It shows the value and impact of our programs. It also shows how much our constituents care about supporting students, giving them the resources and support they need to succeed at NC State. Your gifts are greatly appreciated and will help us ensure that we can continue providing an exceptional student experience for all members of the Wolfpack.”

As one of the largest organizations on campus, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs touches the lives of nearly every NC State student. Learn more about the division’s programs and the funds they raised and see more results from Day of Giving at