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Donors Raise $1.4M for Humanities and Social Sciences

500 donors from 26 states, 4 countries contribute during Day of Giving

A graphic displays the total number raised for Humanities and Social Sciences during Day of Giving: $1,428,788

College of Humanities and Social Sciences donors gave back in a big way Wednesday, donating a combined $1.4 million during the university’s 2021 Day of Giving. 

The record total, which nearly tripled last year’s sum, will provide tangible aid for students, create hands-on learning opportunities and address persistent needs across the college. 

More than 500 individual donors from 26 states and four countries contributed to our Humanities and Social Sciences funds. Alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends all came together to support our departments and units.

We could not be more grateful.

“The outpouring of support for humanities and social sciences was more than heartening,” said Jeff Braden, dean of the college. “It was overwhelming. Each donation, from the $10 offering to the gift of $500,000, will help bolster our students — particularly those from underserved populations — and build our community of scholars, thinkers and doers. We could not be more grateful.”

Now in its third year, NC State Day of Giving is a 24-hour online fundraising event. Donors celebrate what makes NC State great and help colleges and units compete for bonus funds through leaderboards and challenges. In all, 2021 donors raised an astounding grand total of $58 million for the university.

Throughout the day, Humanities and Social Sciences got a big boost from several generous donors whose major contributions will create new endowments, scholarships and other support. Their gifts will help fund internships, graduate programs, need-based scholarships and high-impact experiences such as study abroad, among other areas.  

The college’s Dean’s Board also offered incredible support, boasting a donor participation rate of 100% and recruiting others from all corners of campus. Other highlights include the college winning the 3 a.m. “Most Gifts Challenge,” in which donations from international alumni earned us an additional $1,500. These and other contributions provide a boost to unrestricted dollars, which allow the dean to say yes to more student opportunities.

We offer our sincerest gratitude to every member of our talented and charitable pack. And as a special thank you, enjoy this special rendition of “Red and White” featuring Dean Braden:

On NC State Day of Giving, you helped raise more than $1.4 million for Humanities and Social Sciences students and programs. Thank you just isn’t enough, so please enjoy this special rendition of “Red and White” featuring Dean Braden.