Day of Giving
On March 22, 2023, committed members of the Wilson College of Textiles community invested more than $1.3 million in the future of textiles and the next generation of textile leaders.
Your support on Day of Giving and beyond has allowed the Wilson College of Textiles to continue leading the way in textiles education, research and innovation.
As the only college in the Americas devoted to textiles and the number one recognized textiles institution globally, the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State drives our industry’s most significant advancements.
Your support on Day of Giving has empowered the Wilson College of Textiles to continue:
▸ awarding life-changing scholarships to the next generation of textile leaders
▸ offering our students an unparalleled, hands-on education
▸ recruiting world-class faculty and staff who are experts in their fields
▸ conducting groundbreaking research that tackles society’s greatest challenges
Did you miss your chance to make a gift on Day of Giving?
Don’t worry — it’s never too late to support the Wilson College of Textiles! You can make a difference today.
Another Extraordinary Year of #GivingPack to the Wilson College on 2023 Day of Giving
What Is Day of Giving?
NC State Day of Giving is an annual, daylong fundraising event. 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 collaboration on Day of Giving shows how much we can achieve together.
Day of Giving 2023 — Challenge Winners
On March 22, four supporters helped our college raise an additional $1,900 for the Dean’s Textiles Innovation Fund by winning three Day of Giving social media challenges. This critical fund allows the dean to provide financial assistance to the college’s areas of greatest need as quickly as possible.
Pack Pets Challenge
Winner: Lola B. Boston and Oz E. Griff
Why I Give Challenge
Winner: Karina Bhatia, a Class of 2024 Centennial Scholar majoring in textile technology
Where’s the Wuf? Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Winner: Sydney Lucas, who is majoring in polymer and color chemistry
Timeline of Day of Giving Impact
Thanks to the commitment of generous supporters on NC State’s annual Day of Giving, the Wilson College of Textiles can continue unlocking exceptional opportunities for textiles students — today, tomorrow and beyond.
- 2019 // $895,055 from 323 gifts
- The alumni class with the largest number of donors and commitments was the 2010s with more than 45 donors.
- The Dean’s Textiles Innovation Fund received support from 248 donors and raised more than $75,000 on the university’s inaugural Day of Giving. This fund provides immediate financial assistance to areas in the college with the most critical need.
- 2020 // $2,650,194 from 367 gifts
- Launched the newly-created Textiles Diversity and Inclusion Fund with $26,300 from 97 gifts. This fund finances culture-building initiatives for students, faculty and staff. In turn, this support builds the college’s cultural competence and fosters a climate of inclusivity.
- Endowed five new Pioneer Scholarships and one new Centennial Scholarship, and created two new annual scholarships.
- 2021 // $1,201,160 from 533 gifts
- Met two challenges to unlock gifts totaling $350,000 from the Blue Bell Foundation to fund the new Blue Bell Pioneer Scholarship Endowment. This is part of the Wilson College’s commitment to serving students of need – and first-generation college attendees – from rural areas of North Carolina
- Achieved 100% giving participation among members of the NC Textile Foundation Board of Directors and Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council.
- 2022 // $1,194,161.98 from 612 gifts
- The college saw a 15% increase in the number of gifts from the 2021 Day of Giving.
- Seven new Wilson College of Textiles scholarship funds were created this year on Day of Giving, including a $500,000 Centennial Scholarship Endowment funded by an anonymous donor.
- The Wilson College tied with the College of Engineering for first place in the 7 a.m. Most Gifts Challenge and won a Mad Libs social media challenge, which earned the college an additional $2,000 for the Dean’s Textiles Innovation Fund. This fund provides immediate financial assistance to areas in the college with the most critical need.
- 2023 // $1,317,631 from 562 gifts
- $280,842 was raised from 100 gifts to support the Dean’s Textiles Innovation Fund, which allows the dean to provide financial assistance to areas with the most critical need as quickly as possible.
- $6,050 was raised from 27 gifts to support the Wilson College of Textiles Alumni Scholarship, which empowers textile students to change the world, without being weighed down by student loan debt.
- $4,625 was raised from 32 gifts to benefit the Textiles Diversity and Inclusion Fund, which supports programs like the DEI mini grant program and other equity programming for the Wilson College community.
- Nearly $20,000 was raised to support the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) Enhancement Fund and the Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (TATM) Enhancement Fund. These funds allow each department head to support innovative teaching, recruit talented new faculty and provide program support.
- A more than 10% increase in dollars raised on Day of Giving in 2023 over 2022.