FAQ


Q. What is NC State Day of Giving?

A day of giving is a fun, unique way for a university community to come together and maximize its collective impact through challenge matches and competitive spirit. NC State’s Day of Giving is a 24-hour fundraising event taking place March 27, 2019. But it’s not only a fundraising event. It’s also a way to show the world the strength of the Wolfpack. Together, we can do something extraordinary.


Q. Why should I give?

With state funding, we’re a great university. With private support, 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, scholarships for deserving students and programs that enrich our entire community.

On our 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. 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. 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're #GivingPack 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 27, go to dayofgiving.ncsu.edu and choose the area of support that is most meaningful to you. You may also give to multiple areas. Your gift is tax-deductible and will help support the extraordinary students, faculty and staff working to make a difference at NC State.


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. 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 dayofgiving.ncsu.edu. Stripe's security documentation is available online.


Q. I’m interested in making a challenge match. Whom do I contact?

Thank you for your interest! Contact one of our major gifts officers to discuss how you can amplify your gift through a challenge match.


Q. Whom do I contact with additional questions?

Email any additional questions to dayofgiving@ncsu.edu