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Day of Giving

March 22, 2023

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What is Day of Giving?

NC State Day of Giving is an annual, daylong fundraising event that typically takes place in March. For 24 hours, the Wolfpack comes together to help NC State achieve more: creating greater opportunities, providing broader educational access, fostering bolder visions and conducting more innovative research. The collaborative aspect of NC State Day of Giving shows how much we can achieve together.

Join Our Day of Giving Events

Day of Giving Kickoff Event | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Poole community is invited to kick off the Day of the Giving celebrations in Port City Java in Nelson Hall where they will be met by Mr. and Mrs. Wuf! Faculty, staff and students can take pictures in a photo booth to share on social media and gift $10 for a Day of Giving t-shirt.

Poole Faculty and Staff Event | 2-3 p.m.

 Faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by Port City Java for Day of Giving cookies and coffee offered by 321 Coffee, co-founded by Poole alumni Lindsay Wrege.

Poole Senior Pizza Party | 3-4 p.m.

Poole seniors can earn their philanthropy chords for commencement by gifting $20.23 in honor of their graduating class during the afternoon event in Port City Java. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Poole Stories: Spotlighting Young Alumni Donors

Hear from six recent alumni as they reflect on their time at the Poole College of Management and share their motivation to give back. 

Young Alumni Giving Stories

Help Us Win University Challenges

With challenges taking place all day and hourly on Day of Giving, as well as on social media before March 22, there are multiple opportunities to amplify your gift.

Social Media Challenges

Participate on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram by using #GivingPack and mentioning Poole College of Management.

Give us a window into your world, Wolfpack! Take a photo framed by the paper or virtual wolf cutout available in the Day of Giving toolkit. Whether it’s a photo of a landmark in your city or a snap of the people you love, we want you to use the wolf frame to help us create a virtual Pack of wolves.

Wolfies up! Spread the Wolfpack spirit on Day of Giving by sharing a photo of you or your Pack holding up “wolfies” (wolf ears).

Participate by 1) posting your photo as a comment on the NC State University Facebook/LinkedIn page’s post about this challenge, and 2) mentioning the college, program or unit of your choice.

Tell us something you love about NC State — why you chose it, a favorite memory, a shout-out to a friend, your favorite campus spot, etc. — and post it using the hashtag #GivingPack.

Participate on Twitter and Instagram Stories.

That haircut? Cargo shorts? They totally looked good at the time. It’s the memories that matter, right? Post your best throwback photos of your time at NC State, whether that was last year or last decade.

Participate on Twitter and Instagram.

Giving Challenges

The college or unit with the most gifts from different members of the Poole community within the challenge hour wins extra funds!

Keep in mind that it’s not the size of the gifts given, it’s the total number of gifts given during this time. So give once, give twice, give throughout the hour to help your gift go further.


  • Most Alumni Gifts (10-11 a.m.)
  • Most First-time Donors Gifts (10-11 a.m.)
  • Most Gifts (11 a.m.-noon)
  • Most Faculty and Staff Gifts (2-3 p.m.)
  • Most Student Gifts (3-4 p.m.)
  • Most Young Alumni Gifts (3-4 p.m.)
  • Most Parents Gifts (7-8 p.m.)

The Poole College Excellence Fund

Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of donors, Poole College Excellence Fund invests financial resources into high-impact experiences, diversity, and access to innovative research that ensures students are career-ready as they enter the job market.

This fund also provides the college with immediate support to enhance our student and faculty engagement in order to maintain our position as the preeminent Think and Do business school, recognized for its teaching, research, and service.

The Excellence Fund in Action:

  • Enhancing student experiences through sponsoring student competitions, organizing speaker series and providing funds to student organizations.
  • Providing special opportunities for Poole majors, such as the Business Analytics Honors Program to receive additional preparation for lucrative careers in the high-demand field of business analytics.
  • Renovations across the college from updated technology in classrooms to renovation of meeting and multi-use spaces including the newly opened Diversity Hub.

Every little bit counts. You wouldn’t be where you are today if somebody didn’t invest in you. Even if it’s only $20-30, be thoughtful about where you put your money.

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Eboni C. Bryson

B.S. business administration (human resource management), 2017