[Live Updates] Join Us in #GivingPack on NC State’s Day of Giving

Your support of the NC State College of Education ensures the educational success of all learners across their life span — and builds a better world for children and families in every corner of the state. Follow along as we celebrate how our College of Education community is #GivingPack.

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Thursday, March 28, 10: 15 a.m. | A Message from Dean Mary Ann Danowitz


Thursday, March 28, 9 a.m. | Thank You!

Thank you for making NC State’s first-ever Day of Giving unforgettable! Together, you contributed 450 gifts in 24 hours to help our students as they train to become great educators. That’s a remarkable number for a college of our size. Hear from some of our students about how your gifts to student scholarships help them do the extraordinary.


Wednesday, March 27, 8 p.m. | Most Young Alumni Gifts Challenge

If you graduated from the College of Education between 2009 and 2018, make a gift to the college. The college with the most gifts from young alumni wins $3,000.


Wednesday, March 27, 7:15 p.m. | College of Education Wins #GivingPack Challenge, Part 2


Wednesday, March 27, 7:05 p.m. | Marjorie Locke Commits $50K to Ensure Legacy of Her Late Husband

Marjorie Locke has committed $50,000 to establish and endow a fund to continue the legacy of her late husband, Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education Don C. Locke.

The fund will provide ongoing support for the Don C. Locke Symposium, which the college introduced last year to honor the namesake’s work in issues related to equity. Held last Thursday, March 21, the second annual Don C. Locke Symposium featured Dr. James L. Moore III, the vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at The Ohio State University. He spoke on how to help African American male students achieve academic success. Marjorie Locke’s commitment will ensure the college can continue to bring in thought-leaders like Dr. Moore and continue dialogue around equity issues.

As part of the Don C. Locke Symposium, the college will honor individuals who demonstrate particular promise in the fields of counselor education and equity. The first two individuals recognized are the following:

  • Whitney McLaughlin, a doctoral student in the Counseling and Counselor Education Program and a licensed professional counselor who has extensive experience working in mental health services, particularly with diverse and marginalized communities.
  • Karimah Midgette, a doctoral student in the Counseling and Counselor Education Program and a clinical mental health therapist who was previously a high school counselor with the Wake County Public School System for over 11 years.

Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m. | Most Gifts Challenge, Part 2

Make a gift to the College of Education. The college that receives the most gifts during this hour wins $3,000.


Wednesday, March 27, 6:50 p.m. | Anonymous Donor to Increase Faculty and Staff’s Impact By $5K

Inspired by the faculty and staff’s $10,000 challenge to alumni and their giving participation rates this year and last year, when nearly 90 percent gave to the college — the most of any college at NC State — an anonymous donor has made a commitment of $5,000 total in matching funds to the Student Scholarship Endowment to increase the impact of the faculty and staff’s philanthropic support of the college.


Wednesday, March 27, 6:45 p.m. | $10K to Support Study Abroad Scholarships

An anonymous donor has committed $10,000 to provide study abroad scholarships for College of Education students.

Earlier this year, Dean Mary Ann Danowitz endowed a study abroad scholarship, the College of Education Study Abroad Awards. Its first recipient was Chantal Warfield, an education general studies major and African studies minor who participated last summer in the five-week STEM and Liberal Studies in the UK course based in London.

“For me, study abroad should not be an added experience. It should be an opportunity that all students at NC State have,” Danowitz said earlier this year. “It’s not only an investment in them. It’s an investment in their community; it’s an investment in their capabilities of working with teams of people who are different from themselves.”


Wednesday, March 27, 6:15 p.m. | How You’re #GivingPack

Here’s a look at some of the tweets shared with us during the afternoon of Day of Giving.


Wednesday, March 27, 6 p.m. | #GivingPack Challenge, Part 2

Keep the momentum going! Post on Twitter NC State-related photos with the hashtag #GivingPack and tag the college’s Twitter account, @NCStateCED. The college with the most mentions during this hour wins $2,500.


Wednesday, March 27, 5 p.m. | Most Student Gifts Challenge

If you’re a student of the college, make a gift of at least $10 to the college. The college that receives the most gifts from students during this hour wins $3,000.


Wednesday, March 27, 3 p.m. | #GivingPack with Former NFL Player and Coach Bill Cowher ’79

Former NFL Coach Bill Cowher ’79 is #GivingPack by making a gift to the College of Education’s Student Scholarship Endowment during Day of Giving. Hear why he chose to major in education at NC State and how the degree helped him coach the Pittsburgh Steelers to the 2006 Super Bowl championship.


Wednesday, March 27, 2 p.m. | $25K to Strengthen Literacy Across NC

Teacher Helping a Student ReadThe Ragland Foundation is donating $25,000 to support the college’s efforts to improve literacy across North Carolina, including providing scholarship support for literacy teachers. You can read about the college’s various literacy initiatives in this piece, “How We’re Improving Early Literacy Across North Carolina.”


Wednesday, March 27, 1:10 p.m. | $1K More for Student Scholarship Endowment

Kathy Sischo, a member of the NC State College of Education board, has given $1,000 to the college’s Student Scholarship Endowment.


Wednesday, March 27, 12:05 p.m. | Can You Help Us Hit 200 Gifts to Unlock $10K?

College of Education faculty and staff have issued a challenge to alumni: Once the college receives 200 gifts from alumni, they will give at least $10,000 to the college’s Student Scholarship Endowment. The Student Scholarship Endowment benefits students like Maggie Lally, who sees her scholarship as an investment in her goal of becoming an educator.


Wednesday, March 27, Noon | Most Alumni Gifts Challenge

If you’re an alum of the college, make a gift to the college. The college that receives the most gifts from alumni during this hour wins $3,000.


Wednesday, March 27, 11:30 a.m. | What You’re Saying about #GivingPack

Here’s a look at some of the tweets shared with us during the morning of Day of Giving.


Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. | Kristin Replogle Makes $5K Gift in Honor of Dean Danowitz’s Leadership

Kristin Replogle, a member of the NC State College of Education Board and vice president of the Replogle Family Foundation, has given $1,000 to a scholarship fund and another $4,000 to the College of Education Excellence Fund in honor of Dean Mary Ann Danowitz. This fund provides the dean flexibility to strategically and nimbly address college priorities and needs as they evolve and emerge.


Wednesday, March 27, 9 a.m. | Help Us Win the Most Gifts Challenge, Part 1

Make a gift of at least $10 to the College of Education in the next hour. The college that receives the most gifts during this hour wins $3,000. Hear from some of our students about how scholarships have transformed their lives, enabling them to transform the lives of others.


Wednesday, March 27, 8:30 a.m. | #GivingPack Challenge, Part 1

Here’s a look at some of the tweets shared with us during the first #GivingPack social media challenge on Day of Giving.


Wednesday, March 27, 8 a.m. | #GivingPack Challenge, Part 1

Post on Twitter NC State-related photos with the hashtag #GivingPack and tag the college’s Twitter account, @NCStateCED. The college with the most mentions during this hour wins $2,500


Wednesday, March 27, 7:05 a.m. | Faculty and Staff are #GivingPack

Faculty and staff participation in Day of Giving makes a strong statement about our dedication to helping students within the college and enhancing the field of education. Here’s one example of our faculty and staff  #GivingPack to the college.


Wednesday, March 27, 1:27 a.m. | Early Starters

Thank you to all our early donors on Day of Giving. Here’s where we stand on the leaderboard at this hour.

Day of Giving Leaderboard Update Number 1


Wednesday, March 27, 12:05 a.m. | Happy NC State Day of Giving!

Today is NC State’s Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event in which the College of Education will compete in several friendly challenges against other colleges and units across campus.  Here are seven ways our alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends can help the College of Education win hourly challenges and cash prizes:

  • 8-9 a.m.: Post on Twitter NC State-related photos with the hashtag #GivingPack and tag the college’s Twitter account, @NCStateCED. The college with the most mentions during this hour wins $2,500
  • 9-10 a.m.: Make a gift to the College of Education. The college that receives the most gifts during this hour wins $3,000.
  • Noon: If you’re an alum of the college, make a gift to the college. The college that receives the most gifts from alumni during this hour wins $3,000.
  • 5-6 p.m.: If you’re a student of the college, make a gift of at least $10 to the college. The college that receives the most gifts from students during this hour wins $3,000.
  • 6-7 p.m.: Post on Twitter NC State-related photos with the hashtag #GivingPack and tag the college’s Twitter account, @NCStateCED. The college with the most mentions during this hour wins $2,500.
  • 7-8 p.m.: Make a gift to the College of Education. The college that receives the most gifts during this hour wins $3,000.
  • 8-9 p.m.: If you graduated from the College of Education between 2009 and 2018, make a gift to the college. The college with the most gifts from young alumni wins $3,000.