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Q. What is NC State Day of Giving?

NC State Day of Giving is a daylong fundraising event taking place March 25, 2020. For 24 hours, the entire Wolfpack community will come together and maximize its collective impact through challenge matches and competitive spirit. NC State Day of Giving is also a way to show the world the strength of the Wolfpack. It’s going to be extraordinary.

Q. Why should I participate?

Private support means we can unleash our full potential and create new, extraordinary opportunities. When donors choose to support NC State, they’re supporting groundbreaking research, innovative teaching and learning experiences, life-changing scholarships, and programs that enrich our entire community. On NC State Day of Giving, you can show our faculty, researchers, and current and future students that NC State’s alumni and friends are invested in them. Being part of the Wolfpack isn’t just for four years; it’s for life.

Q. I’m a student. Why should I give?

If you’re in the financial position to do so, #GivingPack is a great way to honor something — your college, a professor, a program, an activity — that has mattered to you during your time at NC State. Private support enhances every part of campus, and your gift will benefit students for years to come.

Q. I saw that NC State reached its Campaign goal. Why do another Day of Giving?

Through the extraordinary support of the Wolfpack, we achieved our Campaign goal two years early. Ongoing fundraising efforts, especially from annual gifts like those made on Day of Giving, make us a more competitive university and create additional resources to supplement our state appropriations. Those resources allow us to enhance the experiences and opportunities we offer to members of the Wolfpack. Specifically, in this next phase of the Campaign we’re investing more in North Carolina students, especially those from rural communities, those who are the first in their families to attend college and those from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Q. Is there a minimum gift amount?

For gifts processed through our Day of Giving platform, the minimum gift amount is $10.

Q. I can’t make a big gift. Can my support really make a difference?

Yes! Your gift really does make a difference. For example, five gifts of $10 can help a student attend a conference. Twenty gifts of $50 could support a semester of undergraduate research. Ten gifts of $100 can fund a study-abroad scholarship. Combining your philanthropy with that of others creates limitless possibilities. And you have a chance to increase your impact through our challenge matches that award bonus dollars to your college or program of choice based on number of donors and gift totals.

Q. If I make a pledge payment, does it count toward Day of Giving numbers?

Thank you for your pledge! Day of Giving totals focus on new gifts and commitments inspired by the day and do not include pledge payments. If you would like to make an additional gift on Day of Giving, it will not count toward your existing pledge.

Q. If I make a pledge and first pledge payment on Day of Giving, does that count in the leaderboard numbers?

If you make a pledge on Day of Giving, the entirety of your pledge commitment will count, but your first payment will not, as that would be double-counting.

Q. What are the leaderboard challenges?

Chancellor Woodson has set aside $200,000 to help you get in the game on Day of Giving. This challenge money will be divided among three main leaderboards:

  • Red Division
  • White Division
  • University Priorities

For the Red and White divisions, there is $60,000 at stake per division: $30,000 for the most gifts received and $30,000 for the most dollars raised. Each college or unit competing within a division will win a percentage of that division's challenge money based on their percentage of the division's gift or dollar total. For example, if a college receives 18% of the total gifts to the White Division, they'll get a bonus of $5,400 (18% of $30,000) for their area of greatest need.

The funds and programs on the University Priorities leaderboard will be competing for their share of $25,000 based on number of gifts received.

Q. Are there other challenges?

There sure are! The funds allocated by Chancellor Woodson are also designated for our hourly and all-day universitywide and social media challenges. We'll share more information about those challenges soon.

Q. What else can I do to participate in the Day of Giving?

Thank you for your interest! You can share photos from our social media toolkit, tell others how and why you #GivePack and challenge your friends and classmates to do the same.

Q. How do I make my gift?

Between midnight and 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 25, go to and choose the area of support that is most meaningful to you. You may also give to multiple areas.

Q. Is my Day of Giving gift tax-deductible?

Your gift is tax-deductible and will help support the extraordinary students, faculty and staff working to make a difference at NC State.

Q. Where does the challenge money go?

Challenge and prize money will be awarded to the winning unit’s area of greatest need fund.

Q. Do I have to give online?

Giving online allows you to participate in leaderboards and challenge matches. However, we welcome gifts by phone or mail as well. To make a gift by phone, call 919-515-7827. To give by mail, address your gift to:

Gifts and Records Management
NC State University
Campus Box 7474
Raleigh, NC 27695-7474

Q. Can I make a gift of stock?

Yes. When making a gift of securities to NC State, please notify us before you make the transfer, and indicate that it is in support of Day of Giving. This will help us ensure your gift counts toward Day of Giving and receives proper credit and acknowledgment. If you are interested in making a gift of securities, please contact us at or 919-515-7827 for further instructions.

Q. Is my gift secure?

Absolutely. On NC State’s Day of Giving, all gifts will be made through GiveGab, a nonprofit giving platform that allows donors to see their collective impact in real time. GiveGab is partnered with Stripe, a certified PCI Level 1 Service Provider (the most stringent level of certification possible), to process all gifts made through Stripe's security documentation is available online.

Q. Will my employer match my gift?

To determine if your gift is eligible for a match, search for your employer's program with our matching gifts search tool.

Q. Whom do I contact with additional questions?

Email any additional questions to or call 919-515-7827.