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Alumni and Friends

College of Natural Resources Raises More Than $250K on 2022 Day of Giving

Day of Giving - Belltower - College of Natural Resources at NC State University

Alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students of the College of Natural Resources came together once again on March 23 to participate in NC State’s fourth annual Day of Giving, collectively raising $251,592 over a 24-hour period.

More than 400 donors gave 698 gifts to the college this year — a 47% increase from the previous record of 470 gifts. The funds will support student scholarships, faculty research, diversity and inclusion efforts, facilities and more. 

“Every gift given on Day of Giving — whether it’s $5 or $5,000 — is a testimony to our community’s strength and its commitment to providing students, staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed at NC State,” said Dean Myron Floyd. 

Floyd added, “We’re incredibly grateful to all of our donors for their generosity on this Day of Giving. These gifts will help to ensure that our college is able to continue providing exceptional academic, research and outreach programs.”

Beyond gifts, the college won $4,000 in additional funds thanks to community members participating in social media challenges throughout the day. The college won both the “Video Share Challenge” and “Most Gifts at 5 a.m. Challenge.” 

The college also won its first gift challenge for securing 100 gifts in support of Slocum Camp at Hill Forest, which earned the college an additional $3,000 in bonus funds from forestry alum Kenneth “K.O.” Summerville. Additionally, the Forestry Club won the first Student Organization Challenge with 202 gifts, securing an additional $2,500.

Donor support from this year’s event will especially benefit Slocum Camp Lodge, with the college allocating more than $25,000 for improvements at the facility. The lodge, which has been closed since 2012, is intended to house students each summer as they live, learn and work in the forest.

The college will also direct approximately $18,000 of this year’s donations to the CNR Enhancement Fund, which provides student scholarships and supports requests for research, technology, distance learning, professional development and more. 

Since its inception in 2019, NC State’s Day of Giving has raised more than $2 million for the college. To see more details about the results and the breakdown of individual funds, visit the Day of Giving website.