How You Can Help Academic and Student Affairs this Day of Giving
This Wednesday, March 23, you can give to 48 different funds that directly support NC State students in areas ranging from food and housing assistance to music and arts scholarships.
On Wednesday, March 23, NC State will host its fourth Day of Giving. The Division of Academic and Student Affairs will once again participate in this celebration of philanthropy and all things NC State, and will look to build off of the incredible support it has received over the past events.
Last year, Academic and Student Affairs 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. Some of the funds that received the most donations on the day were the Student Emergency Fund, the Arts Enhancement Fund, Feed the Pack Food Pantry, the Gregg Museum Enhancement Fund and the Music Enhancement Fund.
New Goals for 2022
This year, Academic and Student Affairs hopes to surpass last year’s number of total gifts and receive 2,255-plus gifts. The division is also sponsoring two special gift match challenges:
- PACK Housing Scholarship Challenge, supported by Steve Deaton ’79: When the PACK Housing Scholarship receives 100 gifts on Day of Giving, Deaton will generously donate 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 an anonymous donor: When the Music Enhancement Fund receives 125 gifts, the Department of Music will receive 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.
In addition to these specific giving challenges for the division, donors as well as those who are unable to make monetary donations can help the division win additional funding through social media challenges across the university. Some of the hourly challenges on the day include:
- Most Student Gifts Challenge (at noon and at 3 p.m.)
- #GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge (Twitter only): All day until 600 tweets are sent and the $6,000 threshold is reached.
- Mad Libs Challenge (all day): $1,000 for each of seven winners.
- Where’s Mr. Wuf Scavenger Hunt (Twitter and Instagram): $400 for each of five winners
Getting Students Involved
Students are also encouraged to join in on the fun! Even for those who are unable to make a monetary donation, the social media challenges are a great way to raise money for student organizations, support programs and other departments in Academic and Student Affairs. Students can also serve as Day of Giving Ambassadors and simply help spread the word via social media.
There is also an in-person student event this year on Day of Giving this Wednesday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Talley Student Union in the Mountains Ballroom, located on the 3rd floor at the top of the central staircase. At the event, students can enjoy games as well as get free food and NC State gear. There will also be plenty of opportunities for students to help their favorite units across the university earn extra funding.