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The Impact of Day of Giving

NC State Day of Giving: 3/27/19

A look back at 2019

On March 27, 2019, NC State University hosted its inaugural Day of Giving — a 24-hour fundraising campaign to maximize support for the University, College and other units on campus. Thanks to the College of Engineering’s students, alumni and friends, $2,171,468 was raised from 1,568 gifts — more gifts received on the day than any other college or program and the second-most dollars raised overall. The gifts received help support innovative research, scholarships, study abroad and other education programs for the College’s students.

Highlights from the day include:

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$1 Million
largest single gift of the day


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furthest donor from campus


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of 1,568 gifts were made by College alumni



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new donors making first-time gifts


Jiyoung ShinOne of those first-time donors was NC State Engineering alumna Jiyoung Shin. She is a 2016 chemical engineering graduate who is part of the Engineering Foundation Young Alumni Advisory Board and is currently a quality engineer at Polyzen.

For Shin, she felt Day of Giving was the perfect opportunity to give back to the University that gave her so much.

“NC State has provided me with valuable resources and high quality education for me to be where I am today. As a proud NC State alumna, I wanted to give back to my alma mater so that my contribution can make a difference in the student life. I wanted to give back what I have received from the previous NC State alumni.”

When thinking about what she would tell other alumni who are considering donating, she shared that she hopes they do.

“Your donation will make a difference in the education of developing future leaders. The amount you donate doesn’t really matter. What truly matters is that you care about the growth of future generations and the place you can always call ‘home.’”

Day of Giving 2020 was originally scheduled for March 25, 2020 — but in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health and safety of the community, the event has been postponed. A new date had not been selected at the time of publication.

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt by students in the University, from those that are under resourced, in need of emergency housing / travel funds, those who are unable to work or do not know when their next paycheck will be and those that lack the resources to participate in online instruction. To help these students, donations can be made to NC State’s Student Emergency Fund. If you are interested in donating to help alleviate some of these students’ financial  burdens, please contact Nicole Peterson, executive director of development for the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, at or online at:

Return to contents or download the Spring/Summer 2020 NC State Engineering magazine (PDF, 11MB).

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