Giving and Social Media Challenges

With staking place all day and hourly on Day of Giving, as well as on social media before Sept. 16, there are multiple opportunities to amplify your gift. And on the day, keep an eye on your email and follow along on Twitter to learn more about ways to get involved.


Pre-Day Challenges


Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack Video Share — Begins 9/9/20
$5,000

NC State Day of Giving: Stronger as a Pack aims to help make sure everyone can adapt in difficult circumstances while meeting urgent and ongoing needs, expanding opportunity, honoring what makes us different and providing meaningful space for all.

Help us spread the word of this event by sharing the NC State Day of Giving video from your unit's Facebook page. The college, program or fund whose video post receives the most shares before Sept. 16 will win an additional $5,000, so spread the word and get ready to share.


Social Media Challenge


#GivingPack Hashtag Match Challenge — All day until 1,000 tweets are hit and the $10,000 threshold is reached.

You’ve been resilient, but it hasn’t been easy. There are still so many unknowns ahead, but one thing’s for sure — the Wolfpack will always have each other’s backs.

We know there are members of our Wolfpack who are struggling. And we also know there are members of our Pack who want to help — and your participation in this social media challenge will make a financial impact without making a separate donation.

Here’s all you have to do: Tell us something you love about NC State — why you chose it, a favorite memory, a shout-out to a friend, your favorite campus spot, etc. — and tweet using the hashtag #GivingPack. Mention the college, program or fund of your choice in the copy and $10 will automatically be given to that area in your honor! It’s that easy.

RULES:
  • Limit five tweets per account.
  • Limit one tweet per hour per account.
  • Colleges and units are not eligible to participate in this challenge. Tweets must come from personal accounts.
  • This is a Twitter-only challenge

  • All-Day Challenges


    Long-Distance Challenge
    $2,000

    Our Pack is represented all over the world. The donor whose billing address is the farthest from campus will win an additional $2,000 for the college, program or fund their gift supports.

    Christina Koch Challenge
    $2,000

    Alumna Christina Koch landed back on Earth on Feb. 6, 2020, after an extraordinary 328 days in space. In honor of her journey, we will allocate an additional $2,000 to the college, program or fund that receives the 2,620th gift.

    Out-of-State Challenge
    $2,000

    You don’t have to be in North Carolina to make our Pack stronger. The college, program or fund with the most gifts from out of state will win an additional $2,000.

    International Challenge
    $2,000

    Our Pack is worldwide. The college, program or fund with the most international donors at the end of the day will win an additional $2,000.

    Hourly Challenges


    First Online Gift Challenge
    $1,500

    When NC State Day of Giving goes live at 12 a.m. on September 16, the first donor will secure an extra $1,500 in challenge funds for the area their gift supports.

    Most Gifts Challenge I: 1 a.m.
    $2,000

    Maybe you weren’t first, but you can still help kick off Day of Giving. The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from 1 to 2 a.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    Most Gifts Challenge II: 3 a.m.
    $2,000

    Whether you’re up late or strengthening our Pack from a different time zone, this challenge is for you. The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from 3 to 4 a.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    Most Alumni Gifts Challenge I: 6 a.m.
    $2,000

    Rise, shine and help support our students. The college, program or fund that receives the most alumni gifts from 6 to 7 a.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    Most Gifts Challenge III: 8 a.m.
    $2,000

    Time for one more morning sprint: The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from 8 to 9 a.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    First-Time Donor Challenge: 12 p.m.
    $2,000

    If this is your first time #GivingPack, this challenge is for you. One donor making their very first gift to NC State between 12 and 1 p.m. will be chosen at random to win an extra $2,000 for the college, unit or program they support.

    Most Alumni Gifts Challenge II: 1 p.m.
    $2,000

    Howl back, Wolfpackers. The college, program or fund that receives the most alumni gifts from 1 to 2 p.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    Largest Online Gift Challenge: 3 p.m.
    $2,000

    Your generosity goes even further; If your gift is the largest received online between 3 and 4 p.m., you’ll win an additional $2,000 for the college, program or fund you supported.

    Most Gifts Challenge IV: 4 p.m.
    $2,000

    Let’s show that we’re stronger as a Pack. The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from 4 to 5 p.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    Random Gift: 5 p.m.
    $1,000

    Every gift makes a difference. Make yours between 5 and 6 p.m., and you could be chosen to win an additional $1,000 for the college, program or fund you supported.

    Most Young Alumni Gifts Challenge: 8 p.m.
    $2,000

    If you graduated from NC State between 2011 and 2020, this challenge is for you. The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from young alumni from 8 to 9 p.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Challenge: 9 p.m.
    $20,000

    By strengthening need-based scholarships, we’re investing in the future of the Pack and opening doors for tomorrow’s leaders. We're matching all gifts to the Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative made between 9 and 11:59 p.m., up to $20,000. 

    Largest Online Gift Challenge II: 10 p.m.
    $2,000

    Maximize your impact: The college, program or fund that receives the largest online gift from 10 to 11 p.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    Most Gifts Challenge V: 11 p.m.
    $2,000

    As we close out Day of Giving, there’s one more chance to amplify your support. The college, program, or fund that receives the most gifts from 11 to 11:59 p.m. will win an additional $2,000.

    11:59:59 Challenge
    $1,000

    If you’re the last donor to complete your gift before the clock strikes midnight, the college, program or fund you supported will receive an additional $1,000.


    Rules


    All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time. Only gifts made via the dayofgiving.ncsu.edu website on Sept. 16 are eligible for challenges. Social media challenges are limited to the listed platforms and must include #GivingPack and the unit @ handle.