On Day of Giving, Participation Pays Off
For NC State’s 2021 Day of Giving, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ Board for Student Success will award additional funding to the division’s units based on the number of gifts they receive.
NC State’s Day of Giving on March 24 is about more than just raising money for the university and its donor-funded programs — it’s also about participation. That’s why on this Day of Giving, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ Board for Student Success is providing 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.
For example, if the division receives 1,000 total gifts on the day and 100 of them are going to the University Scholars Enhancement Fund, the Board for Student Success would give 10 percent, or an additional $1,150, from its challenge fund to the University Scholars Enhancement Fund.
“We are so grateful to our Board for Student Success in our Day of Giving efforts,” said Doneka Scott, vice chancellor and dean for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs. “As a result of this additional challenge fund, every gift we receive on Day of Giving will have a greater impact on the support we can provide for our students.”
Jack Levinson, a member of the Board for Student Success, spearheaded the initiative by the board. He and his wife, Alison, joined the board when their daughters enrolled at NC State to learn more about the university and how they could help improve the student experience. His oldest daughter, Abby, is in graduate school at the Poole College of Management and is a member of Alpha Delta Pi. His youngest daughter, Kate, is a senior studying nutrition and also a member of Alpha Delta Pi.
“We strongly believe in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs’ mission to ‘Promote the Success of the Whole Student,’ and we have seen through our daughters’ experiences the many benefits of NC State’s student programs,” Levinson said. “This challenge fund from the Board for Student Success is intended to be an incentive for more people to give to division programs and to emphasize the importance of the number of gifts received, rather than the dollar amount received. Anyone can make a difference, whether they give $5 or $500.”
This Day of Giving, there are 46 funds to support the division’s programs, including the Student Emergency Fund, the Student Success Fund and the Parents Fund, and dozens of others in areas like student life, academics, wellness, leadership, and service programs and more. Learn more about NC State’s Day of Giving here, and learn more about the Division of Academic and Student Affairs Board for Student Success here.