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, corporate partners and board members.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


JC Raulston Arboretum Challenge — Supported by the JC Raulston Arboretum Board
When JC Raulston Arboretum receives 101 gifts, members of the JC Raulston Arboretum Board will donate an additional $20,000 to the JC Raulston Arboretum General Fund.

Your support will provide the arboretum with unrestricted dollars to offer opportunities for adults, children, students and industry professionals to explore landscape diversification, improve plant knowledge, increase plant conservation efforts and experience innovative learning programs. Thank you for helping us continue growing, teaching and adding value to our community. Because of you, we are recognized as one of the South’s greatest teaching and research gardens.


College of Education


Education Equity Challenge — Supported by Anonymous
When the College of Education reaches 200 gifts, a Raleigh couple will donate $20,000 to be used for scholarships targeted toward educational equity.


College of Engineering


Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Challenge — Supported by the CCEE Industry Advisory Board
When the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering receives 150 gifts, members of the CCEE Industry Advisory Board will donate an additional $14,000 to the Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Enhancement Fund. Can we get there by 6 p.m.? Which department will unlock their match first?

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Challenge — Supported by the MAE Advisory Board
When the MAE Enhancement Fund receives 150 gifts on Day of Giving, the department will receive an additional $13,800 from a generous contribution by the MAE Advisory Board. Can we get there by 6 p.m.? Which department will unlock their match first?

Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Challenge — Supported by the ISE Advisory Board
When the ISE Enhancement Fund receives 150 gifts on Day of Giving, the department will receive an additional $23,600 from a generous contribution by the ISE Advisory Board. Can we get there by 6 p.m.? Which department will unlock their match first?



College of Sciences


Excellence Fund Challenge — Sponsored by Dean and Gail Bunce
Dean and Gail Bunce will generously contribute $30,000 to the College of Sciences Excellence Fund once the fund reaches 100 gifts.

Physics Department Enhancement Fund Challenge — Sponsored by Anonymous
An anonymous donor will give $5,000 to the Physics Department Enhancement Fund once the fund reaches 50 gifts. This generous challenge is in honor of the cutting-edge teaching, research and scholarship of physics faculty member Katie Mack.


Division of Academic and Student Affairs


DASA Fund Challenge — Sponsored by the DASA Board for Student Success
Help your favorite DASA fund win extra dollars by supporting them with multiple gifts. When you increase the total number of gifts a DASA fund receives, you unlock more challenge money from the DASA Board for Student Success. More gifts made to your chosen fund will equal a bigger share of the $11,500 bonus for your favorite area of DASA.


Wilson College of Textiles


Centennial Scholars Challenge — Supported by Anonymous
Calling all Centennial Scholarship program alumni, students and parents! If the Wilson College of Textiles receives 50 gifts from you, a former North Carolina Textile Foundations Board member will donate $50,000 to support the Centennial Scholarship program!

Wilson College of Textiles Challenge — Supported by the Blue Bell Foundation
If the Wilson College of Textiles reaches 200 gifts by 1 p.m., the Blue Bell Foundation will donate $200,000 to the Pioneer Scholarship program!


NC State Athletics


Preserve the Pack Challenge — Sponsored by the Crofton family of Raleigh
When the Preserve the Pack Fund receives 100 gifts, the Crofton family will donate an additional $5,000.

ImPack Challenge — Sponsored by the Crofton family of Raleigh
When the ImPack Fund receives 100 gifts, the Crofton family will donate an additional $5,000.


Park Scholarships and Caldwell Fellows Programs


Park vs. Caldwell Challenge — Sponsored by the NC State University Foundation Board
Support the Caldwell Fellows and Park Scholars in a friendly competition. The program that receives the most gifts at the end of the day will receive an additional $5,000 in bonus funds from the NC State Foundation Board. We all win when we invest in student leadership!


Volunteer Challenges


Women’s History Month Challenge — Sponsored by Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy
Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy is supporting Women’s History Month and all the women of NC State University on Day of Giving! In honor of NC State’s first full-time female student, who enrolled in 1921 (100 years ago), starting at 9 a.m. Wolfpack Women in Philanthropy will match gifts of up to $100 made through their fundraising link to any designated fund, up to $2,500 total.

NC State Board Challenge
NC State’s various boards are competing against each other to see which one can make the biggest impact on Day of Giving. Boards will earn five points per unique gift, 10 points per $100 raised online, 50 points per unique donor and 500 points for 100% board participation. Gifts must be made through the board's fundraising link to count, and gifts may be directed to any fund of the donor's choosing. The board with the most points at the end of the day will earn an extra $10,000 for their college or unit’s area of greatest need.

Day of Giving Ambassador Challenge
Day of Giving ambassadors are raising backing the Pack to a new level by inspiring their peers to join them in supporting NC State. At the end of Day of Giving, two ambassadors — the one who secures the most gifts through their link, and the one who raises the most dollars through their link — will earn $2,500 each for the program, area or fund of their choice.

Alumni Networks Challenge
No matter where you live, from the Eastern Seaboard to the West Coast, or what your affinity to NC State is, there is an alumni network for you. Join together and show your regional network pride on Day of Giving. We will add $2,000 to the Alumni Association Impact Fund in honor of the network with the highest giving percentage at the end of the day.



All times listed are Eastern time. Only gifts made via the dayofgiving.ncsu.edu website on March 24 are eligible for challenges.