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Division of Academic and Student Affairs Receives Most Gifts University-Wide on Day of Giving

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 seven hourly social media challenges on the day.

Talley Student Union and the Wellness and Recreation Center at night

The Wolfpack came out strong in support of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs for NC State’s 2021 Day of Giving. On the day, the division raised nearly $541,000 through 2,250-plus gifts — the most of any NC State college or unit. The division also received bonus funds by winning seven of the hourly social media challenges for the day as well as the Power Your Pack Leaderboard Challenge for nearly doubling the total number of gifts from the previous Day of Giving.

NC State as a whole set records for fundraising numbers as well. University-wide, NC State raised over $58 million from more than 14,000 gifts during the 24-hour period.

In the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, alumni, faculty, staff and students from around the nation and the world gave generously to 46 different funds to enhance programs in the division. This year, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ Board for Student Success provided an additional $11,500 in challenge funds to allocate to programs based on their share of total gifts that the division receives throughout the day. 

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

  1. Student Emergency Fund: $45,563 from 309 gifts 
  2. Arts NC State Enhancement Fund: $10,055 from 252 gifts
  3. Feed the Pack Food Pantry: $18,350 from 225 gifts
  4. Gregg Museum Enhancement Fund: $9,600 from 145 gifts
  5. Music Enhancement Fund: $6,950 from 96 gifts

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

  • Most Gifts Challenge V
  • One Wolfpack Challenge  – Department of Music
  • Most Faculty and Staff Gifts Challenge
  • Red Photo Challenge – Department of Music
  • Most Parent Gifts Challenge
  • Wolfpack Wildcard Challenge – Dance
  • #GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge – Department of Music

“This Day of Giving, the Wolfpack came out in full force in support of our programs, which really demonstrates their value and the impact they have on our students,” said Doneka Scott, vice chancellor and dean of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. “We are incredibly grateful to everyone — our alumni, faculty and staff, parents and students — for their generosity, enthusiasm and care for the Wolfpack. Your support will help us provide a truly exceptional student experience and achieve our goal of ‘promoting the success of the whole student.’”

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