New Options to Support Diversity on Day of Giving

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Update as of Mar. 18, 2020: Please note that Day of Giving 2020 has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. A new date will be forthcoming.

With constant improvement as our goal, the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity will offer more giving choices on this year’s Day of Giving, to be held on March 25, 2020.

In 2019, we invited donors to contribute to NC State’s Diversity and Equity Fund, and you responded, with over 100 individual donations that exceeded $6,000 on NC State’s first ever Day of Giving.

This year, donors can provide support directly to the Diversity and Equity Fund, which helps us create an inclusive, accessible and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience at NC State.

You can also give to each of the Campus Community Centers, including the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and the Women’s Center. Funds will support specific efforts and programs within each of the centers.

Devotees of the African American Cultural Center can give to the AACC Enrichment Fund to contribute to programming that empowers and encourages individual and collective agency through Black scholarship, culturally relevant leadership development and identity affirmation.

Interim AACC Director Jonathan McCorey says, “The AACC is an integral part of NC State. Your contribution helps support the continued impact, efforts, and legacy on students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.” McCorey, whose permanent role is director of the GLBT Center, equally encourages support of the GLBT Center. “By supporting the GLBT Center you are helping us to continue the work in making NC State a welcoming, affirming, equitable and inclusive institution.”

For those who would like to support the GLBT Center, you can give to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Fund to help us bring in renowned speakers, provide students with opportunities to participate in local and national conferences and fund alumni gatherings.

If you’re a fan of Multicultural Student Affairs, you can give to the Multicultural Student Affairs Enhancement Fund to benefit students of color via programming, conferencing, professional and personal development.

Supporters of the Women’s Center have two options this year, the Dr. Frances Graham Womxn of Color Leadership Fund and the Survivor Fund.

Created in honor of Dr. Frances Graham, former director of the Women’s Center, the Frances Graham Leadership Fund provides opportunities for womxn of color to enhance their leadership skills, build an intentional community of support on campus and participate in the annual Womxn of Color Retreat.

The Survivor Fund provides for immediate and unforeseen needs that arise as a direct result of a student experiencing interpersonal violence. Funds can be used for medical care, counseling/therapy, legal assistance, loss of employment, transportation or relocation expenses. Your donation can make a huge impact on a survivor’s healing and recovery.

Says Lisa LaBarbera-Mascote, director of the Women’s Center, “In the Women’s Center, we believe survivors of interpersonal violence, and we work hard to support them throughout their healing process. The Survivor Fund is one way that we are able to do that. This fund provides for immediate and unforeseen needs that arise as a direct result of experiencing interpersonal violence. Funds can be used for expenses related to healthcare, relocation, transportation, counseling/therapy, medications, loss of employment and legal assistance, etc. We hope that you will consider helping us support survivors on campus by making a donation to the Survivor Fund.

We encourage you to make a plan to allocate your gifts to reflect your vision and commitment to some or all of these worthy causes on NC State’s second annual Day of Giving.

  • Follow OIED and the Campus Community Centers on social media to see all the activity leading up to the big day.
  • Get ready to be a part of #GivingPack for Day of Giving on March 25, 2020.