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Day of Giving supports COE student programs, research and more

Join the #GivingPack on March 23.

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The College of Engineering will be rallying together alumni, faculty, staff members and friends for NC State University’s fourth annual Day of Giving on March 23. The College’s nine academic departments will be competing to receive the most gifts on Day of Giving to win an additional share of $15,000 in prize money from Dean Louis Martin-Vega.

Day of Giving is a 24-hour event that supports the University’s world-class research and improves existing programs while developing new opportunities for students.

With competition from other colleges and bonus funds available from NC State, gifts made during Day of Giving will have an even greater impact on COE students and faculty members as the more donations given to the College, the greater percentage of bonus funds it will be awarded.

The nine COE academic departments are not the only places that gifts can be made out to on March 23. Gifts can also be given to initiatives including the Women and Minority Engineering Programs, the Biotechnology Training and Education Center and the College’s engineering research centers.

Alumni and friends of the College are also encouraged to tune in to participate in extra challenges that can help their gifts go even further.

The College is focused on the following social media challenges this Day of Giving:

  • Day of Giving Video Share Challenge (Facebook): From March 16-22, help us raise awareness leading up to the big day by posting the NC State Day of Giving video directly from the COE Facebook page. The college, program or fund whose video post receives the most shares before March 23 will win an additional $3,000.
  • Hashtag Match (Twitter): 1 tweet = $10. Every tweet that tags #GivingPack counts as a $10 gift until the full $6,000 is accounted for. Beginning at 12:01 a.m., tweet something you love about NC State, use the #GivingPack hashtag and tag @NCStateEngr to add $10 extra to the College’s total. If the College receives the most mentions when the challenge threshold is reached, COE will earn an additional $2,000.
  • One Wolfpack Challenge (Twitter, Instagram): We’re all One Wolfpack. Starting at 10 a.m., post a photo of yourself or your Pack repping NC State gear, and use the hashtag #GivingPack. Get creative and tell us the story of your photo! Participate on Twitter and Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning @NCStateEngr. You can also participate on Instagram Stories by tagging @NCState and using the hashtag #GivingPack along with mentioning @NCStateEngr. Two winners will earn an extra $1,000 each for their favorite college/unit.
  • Pack Pets Challenge (Twitter, Instagram): Do your pets back the Pack? From 7 to 8 p.m., post a photo on Twitter or Instagram of your pet in Wolfpack gear using #GivingPack and tag #NCStateEngr and/or @NCStateEngr for a chance to help the College win an extra $1,000. On Instagram Stories, make sure to tag @NCState too so your entry is counted.

The College is also aiming to win the following giving challenges:

  • Most Alumni Gifts Challenge: The strength of the wolf is the Pack. Gather fellow alumni to give to the area you’re most passionate about between 1 and 2 p.m., and potentially earn COE a bonus $1,000.
  • Faculty Staff Challenge: Our faculty and staff are some of the most enthusiastic members of the Wolfpack, so we have a challenge just for them. If COE has the most employee gifts between 2 and 3 p.m., the College will win this challenge for $1,000!
  • Most Young Alumni Gifts Challenge: If you graduated from the College in the last 10 years (graduates from any classes between 2011 and 2021), this is the challenge for you! The area with the most gifts from young alumni between 3 and 4 p.m. will receive an extra $1,000.

On Day of Giving, gifts can be made at Beyond making gifts, spreading the word on social media will also be an important part of making the day a success — so be sure to tag the College of Engineering at @NCStateEngr on Twitter and Instagram, NC State Engineering on Facebook and NC State College of Engineering on LinkedIn.

Last year, alumni and friends helped set new records for the College by raising $6 million from 1,615 gifts — placing second across the University for number of gifts and total dollars raised. The University raised $58 million with more than 14,000 gifts, setting a national record for dollars raised during a college or university giving day, according to the consulting firm State of Wow. More information is available on the Day of Giving FAQ page or by contacting Hannah Kunkel with the NC State Engineering Foundation at