College and Unit Challenge Matches

On NC State Day of Giving, you can amplify your gift in multiple ways, thanks to generous challenge matches offered by our alumni, friends, parents and board members.



College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

JC Raulston Arboretum Challenge — Supported by the JC Raulston Arboretum Board

When the JC Raulston Arboretum receives 101 gifts on Day of Giving, members of the JCRA Advisory Board will donate an additional $20,000 to the JCRA General Fund.


College of Education

Education Equity Challenge — Supported by Anonymous

When the College of Education reaches 200 gifts, a Raleigh couple will donate an additional $20,000 to be used for scholarships targeted toward educational equity. 


College of Engineering

ECE Challenge — Supported by the ECE Advisory Board

When the ECE Enhancement Fund receives 100 gifts on Day of Giving, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Strategic Advisory Board will generously donate an additional $13,000 to the fund.

CSC Challenge — Supported by Mark Wyatt

When the CSC Enhancement Fund receives 50 gifts on Day of Giving, alumnus Mark Wyatt will generously donate an additional $10,000 to the fund. 

CCEE Challenge — Sponsored by the CCEE Advisory Board

When the CCEE Enhancement Fund receives 100 gifts on Day of Giving, the CCEE Advisory Board will generously donate an additional $19,700 to the fund. 

BME Challenge — Sponsored by Al and Beth Banes

When the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering Enhancement Fund reaches $5,000 in gifts, Dr. Al Banes, BME faculty emeritus and founder and president of Flexcell International Corporation, and Beth Banes will generously donate an additional $5,000 to the fund. This fund provides resources for building and sustaining an environment of scientific discovery and academic/industry relationships.

ISE Challenge — Sponsored by the ISE Advisory Board

When the ISE Enhancement Fund receives 100 gifts on Day of Giving, the ISE Advisory Board will generously donate an additional $13,000 to the fund. 

MSE Challenge — Sponsored by Pranav Hangalur

When the MSE Enhancement Fund receives 50 gifts on Day of Giving, Pranav Hangalur will generously donate an additional $5,000 to the fund.


College of Natural Resources

Slocum Camp Challenge — Sponsored by K.O. Summerville

When the Slocum Camp Lodge Hill Fund receives 100 gifts on Day of Giving, K.O. Summerville will donate an additional $3,000 to the fund in honor of his wife’s parents, T. Paul and Cleta Cherry of Mooresville, North Carolina.


College of Sciences

Excellence Fund Challenge — Sponsored by Dean and Gail Bunce

When the College of Sciences Excellence Fund reaches 150 gifts, Dean ’86 and Gail Bunce will generously donate an additional $20,000 to the fund. Christine McGahan, dean of the College of Sciences, relies on the excellence fund when she tackles key priorities such as scholarship support, research and discovery activities, and sustaining an environment for innovative learning.

Biological Sciences Challenge — Sponsored by Dean and Gail Bunce

When the Biological Sciences Enhancement Fund reaches 50 gifts, Dean ’86 and Gail Bunce will generously donate $5,000 to the fund. Gifts to this fund contribute to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and education that aim to advance understanding, strengthen teaching and provide solutions to some of the most pressing scientific challenges.

Diversity Program Challenge — Sponsored by Dean and Gail Bunce

When the College of Sciences Diversity Program Endowment reaches 45 gifts, Dean ’86 and Gail Bunce will generously donate an additional $5,000 to the fund. Gifts to this fund contribute to one of the college's key priorities: creating a welcoming, inclusive and equitable environment to support underrepresented students in the STEM disciplines.


Division of Academic and Student Affairs

PACK Housing Scholarship Challenge — Supported by Steve Deaton

When the DASA PACK Housing Scholarship receives 100 gifts on Day of Giving, alumnus Steve Deaton will generously donate an additional $25,000 to the fund. This fund provides housing scholarships for students living on or off campus who are experiencing unexpected housing insecurity.

Music Enhancement Fund Challenge — Supported by Anonymous

When the Music Enhancement Fund receives 125 gifts, the Department of Music will receive a challenge gift of $25,000 from a generous donor. This fund helps sustain and expand the opportunities provided to NC State's student-musicians.


Poole College of Management

Faculty Enrichment Challenge — Sponsored by Mike and Lori Constantino

Mike ’84, ’85 and Lori ’84 Constantino believe in the impact of our incredible faculty. They will contribute an additional $250,000 to the Poole College Faculty Enrichment Fund if our Poole Pack can contribute 100 gifts to the fund between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Day of Giving. 

When you make your gift, share the name of a faculty member who enhanced your experience at Poole College by using the "add public message" link. Your faculty shout-outs will scroll on our Day of Giving page.


Wilson College of Textiles

250th Gift Challenge — Sponsored by Anonymous

If we receive 250 gifts to the Textiles Alumni Scholarship Fund or any other scholarship fund within the college, an anonymous donor will give $500,000 to establish a new Centennial Scholarship endowment.


Caldwell Fellows Program

50th Donor Challenge — Sponsored by Joe and Laurie Rhyne

When the Caldwell Fellows receives gifts from 50 donors on Day of Giving, Joe and Laurie Rhyne will donate an additional $3,000 to the Caldwell Fellows program.

150th Donor Challenge — Sponsored by Anonymous

When the Caldwell Fellows receives gifts from 150 donors on Day of Giving, an alumna and her family will donate an additional $5,000 to the Caldwell Fellows Fund.

200th Donor Challenge — Sponsored by Anonymous

When the Caldwell Fellows receives gifts from 200 donors on Day of Giving, a program alum will donate $7,500 to the Caldwell Fellows Fund to help the program surpass last year’s number of participants. 

$90,000 Matching Challenge — Sponsored by John Moorefield and Tiffany Farrell

John Moorefield ’83 and Tiffany Farrell have generously offered to match up to $90,000 in gifts to the Caldwell Fellows Fund dollar for dollar, to help the program surpass the total from Day of Giving 2021.


Park Scholarships Program

500th Gift Challenge — Sponsored by Wade Colburn

When the Park Scholarships program receives 500 gifts, Park Scholar alumnus Wade Colburn ’14 will make an additional gift of $2,500 to the program.


Volunteer Challenge Matches

Women’s History Month Challenge — Sponsored by Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy

Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy supports Women’s History Month and all the women of NC State University on Day of Giving! In honor of Adeline Stevens, who became NC State’s first female faculty member when she joined as an instructor in biology 120 years ago, Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy will match $1,000 total in gifts of up to $120 made through their fundraising link, to any designation, beginning at 10 a.m.



All times listed are Eastern time. Only gifts made via the dayofgiving.ncsu.edu website on March 23 are eligible for challenges.