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Giving and Social Media Challenges


With social and giving challenges taking place all day and hourly on Day of Giving, as well as on social media before March 25, there are multiple opportunities to amplify your gift!


Pre-Day Challenges



VIP Video Share Challenge
$5,000

You’re setting the pace. Share the NC State Day of Giving video from your unit's Facebook page, and you can help lead the Pack, too. The college, program or fund whose video post receives the most shares before March 25 will win an additional $5,000, so spread the word and get ready to share.

User-Generated Challenges

Part 1: All day on Monday, March 23: “Being part of the Wolfpack means …”
$2,500

Record a video clip of yourself or someone in your Pack completing the following sentence: “Being part of the Wolfpack means ....”

To participate in the challenge, post to Twitter or Instagram with #GivingPack, and tag the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also post the video publicly to Facebook and tag the NC State University Facebook page, mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice in the post, or you can post the video as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge.

Part 2: All day on Tuesday, March 24: Show Us Your Wolfies
$2,500

Take a photo of yourself holding up the Wolfies (wolf ears) and help spread the word about Day of Giving.

To participate in the challenge, post to Twitter or Instagram with #GivingPack, and tag the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also post the photo publicly to Facebook and tag the NC State University Facebook page, mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice in the post, or you can post the photo as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge.


All-Day Challenges



#GivingPack Selfie Station Challenge
$10 per selfie, up to $2,500

Want to make an immediate impact on Day of Giving? Find one of our Selfie Stations on campus and snap a selfie featuring our design as your backdrop. Each selfie means an extra $10 to the college, program or fund of your choice. All you have to do is post the photo and use the hashtags #GivingPack and #SelfiePack, and the funds will be awarded.

You can also post to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #GivingPack and #SelfiePack, tagging the college, program or fund of your choice. Limit one selfie per person or account. Funds will be awarded until we reach the threshold of $2,500.

Largest Online Gift Challenge
$2,500

So much can happen in 24 hours. No matter when you choose to give on Day of Giving, if your gift is the largest received online, you’ll win an additional $2,500 for the college, program or fund you supported.

Long-Distance Challenge
$2,500

If you’re showing your Pack pride from afar, this one’s for you. The donor whose billing address is the farthest away from campus will win an additional $2,500 for the area their gift supports.

Christina Koch Challenge
$2,000

Alumna Christina Koch spent an extraordinary 328 days in space. In honor of her journey, Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy will allocate an additional $2,000 to the college, program or fund that receives the 328th gift.

10,811 Challenge
$2,500

Last year, we received 10,810 gifts on Day of Giving. Give the 10,811th gift, and you’ll win an additional $2,500 for the area you supported.

Out-of-State Challenge
$3,000

You don’t have to be in North Carolina to be part of the Pack. The college, program or fund with the most gifts from out of state will win an additional $3,000.

Most Improved From 2019: Dollar Total
$2,500

What a difference a year can make. The college, program or fund with the largest improvement in dollars raised over last year’s Day of Giving will win an additional $2,500.

Most Improved From 2019: Number of Gifts
$2,500

Gifts of all amounts make a positive impact. The college, program or fund with the largest improvement in gifts of any amount at or above the $10 minimum will win an additional $2,500.


Hourly Challenges



First Online Gift Challenge
$1,000

It’s good to be first! When NC State Day of Giving goes live at 12 a.m. on March 25, the very first donor will secure an extra $1,000 in challenge funds for the area their gift supports.

Most Gifts Challenge I: 12 a.m.
$2,500

Maybe you weren’t first, but you can still help kick off Day of Giving right! The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from 12 to 1 a.m. will win an additional $2,500.

Most Alumni Gifts Challenge I: 1 a.m.
$2,500

Whether you’re a night owl or just backing the Pack from a different time zone, if you’re an alum this challenge is for you. The college, program or fund that receives the most alumni gifts from 1 to 2 a.m. will win an additional $2,500.

Worldwide Wolfpack Challenge: 3 a.m
$3,000

We’re a global Pack, making a difference all over the world. The college, program or fund that receives gifts from international donors from 3 to 4 a.m. will win an additional $3,000.

Most Alumni Gifts Challenge II: 6 a.m.
$2,500

Rise, shine and rally your classmates. The college, program or fund that receives the most alumni gifts from 6 to 7 a.m. will win an additional $2,500.

#GivingPack Challenge I: 7 a.m.
$2,000

Help us spread the word about NC State’s Day of Giving on Twitter! Tell your friends and family all about #GivingPack and the unit you’re supporting. The college, program or fund that receives the most Twitter mentions using #GivingPack from 7 to 8 a.m. will earn some bonus funds. Let’s get #GivingPack trending!

Emoji Challenge: 8 a.m.
$2,000

Describe anything you love about NC State in emojis! This can be your time as a student, your favorite stories or what it means to be a part of the Pack.

Post to Twitter with the hashtag #GivingPack, tagging the college, program or fund of your choice, from 8 to 9 a.m.

Most Gifts Challenge II: 9 a.m.
$2,500

It’s a Day of Giving power hour! The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from 9 to 10 a.m. will win an additional $2,500.

Largest Online Gift Challenge I: 10 a.m.
$2,500

Your generosity goes even further: The college, program or fund that receives the largest online gift from 10 to 11 a.m. will win an additional $2,500.

Pack Pets Challenge: 11 a.m.
$3,000

Of course our pets are a part of our Wolfpack — and we know you regularly deck them out in Pack gear of their own. Show us the best photos of your Pack Pets!

Post to Twitter or Instagram with #GivingPack, tagging the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also post the photo publicly to Facebook and tag the NC State University Facebook page, mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice in the post, or you can post the photo as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge.

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.

“Don’t Give Up” Challenge: 12 p.m.
$2,000

Inspired by Jimmy V.: Record a video, take a photo or write a message giving a shout out to someone in your Pack who inspires you.

Post to Twitter or Instagram with #GivingPack, tagging the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also post the photo/video publicly to Facebook and tag the NC State University Facebook page, mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice in the post, or you can post the photo/video as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge.

Most Alumni Gifts Challenge III: 1 p.m.
$2,500

Missed our morning alumni giving challenges? We’ve got you covered. The college, program or fund that receives the most alumni gifts from 1 to 2 p.m. will win an additional $2,500.

Faculty and Staff Giving Challenge: 2 p.m.
$2,500

This one is for our faculty and staff who are #GivingPack. The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from faculty and staff from 2 to 3 p.m. will win an additional $2,500.

One Wolfpack Challenge: 2 p.m.
$2,500

We’re all One Wolfpack. Post photos of yourself or your Pack in your NC State gear and use the hashtag #GivingPack. Get creative and tell us the story of your photo.

You can post to Twitter or Instagram with #GivingPack, tagging the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also post publicly to Facebook and tag the NC State University Facebook page, mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice in the post, or posting the photo as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge.

Largest Online Gift Challenge II: 3 p.m.
$2,500

Maximize your gift: The college, program or fund that receives the largest online gift from 3 to 4 p.m. will win an additional $2,500.

RED Photos Challenge: 3 p.m.
$2,500

We know that the RED from NC State fills up more of your life than just game day. Post the last RED photo on your camera roll and use #GivingPack. Be honest and have fun with this one. Let’s see what you got!

You can post photos to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GivingPack, tagging the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also post photo publicly to Facebook and tag the NC State University Facebook page, mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice in the post, or you can post the photo as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge.

Most Gifts Challenge III: 4 p.m.
$2,500

#GivingPack Power Hour: Evening Edition! The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from 4 to 5 p.m. will win an additional $2,500.

Torry Holt Challenge: 5 p.m.
$2,000

No. 81: a legend on and off the field. This one goes out to Big Game himself — Torry Holt.

Post the 81st original tweet in the hour with the hashtag #GivingPack, and you’ll win cash for the college, program or fund that you mention.

Most Alumni Gifts Challenge IV: 6 p.m.
$2,500

Alumni, we’ve got one more for you. The college, program or fund that receives the most alumni gifts from 6 to 7 p.m. will win an additional $2,500.

Hindsight Is 2020: 6 p.m.
$3,000

That haircut? Cargo shorts? They looked good at the time, right? The year is 2020, and hindsight is 2020, Wolfpack. Post your best throwback photos and show us that pre-glow-up style.

You can post photos to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GivingPack, tagging the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also post the photo publicly to Facebook and tag the NC State University Facebook page, mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice in the post, or you can post the photo as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge.

Red and White Song Challenge: 7 p.m.
$3,000

We’re the RED and WHITE from STATE and we know we are the best. We want to hear you singing our classic fight song. Show off your Wolfpack spirit and get creative with it.

Record a video singing “The Red and White Song” and post it to Twitter or Instagram with #GivingPack, tagging the college, program or fund of your choice. You can also post the video publicly to Facebook and tag the NC State University Facebook page, mentioning the college, program or fund of your choice in the post, or you can post the video as a comment on the NC State University Facebook page’s post about this challenge.

Most Young Alumni Gifts Challenge: 8 p.m.
$2,500

Did you graduate from NC State between 2010 and 2019? Then this hour’s 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 $2,500.

Pack Parents Challenge: 9 p.m.
$2,500

Whether you taught your student to cheer for NC State or you became a member of the Pack when they enrolled, this challenge is for you. The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from current NC State parents between 9 and 10 p.m. will win an additional $2,500.

#GivingPack Challenge II: 10 p.m.
$1,500

Help us spread the word about NC State’s Day of Giving on Twitter! Tell your friends and family all about #GivingPack and the unit you’re supporting. The college, program or fund that receives the most mentions using #GivingPack will earn some bonus funds. Let’s get #GivingPack trending!

Most Gifts Challenge IV: 11 p.m.
$2,500

It’s a sprint to the finish! The college, program or fund that receives the most gifts from 11 to 11:59 p.m. will win an additional $2,500.

11:59:59 Challenge
$1,000

Are you feeling lucky? 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 March 25 are eligible for challenges. Social media challenges are limited to the listed platforms and must include #GivingPack and the unit @ handle.