Stories of Impact

Private giving supports Purdue University in its mission to deliver higher education at the highest proven value. The generosity of our alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends grants opportunities and transforms lives. Below you will find a collection of stories demonstrating the impact private giving is having on our campus community.

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Purdue Day of Giving 2017
On April 26, 2017, Purdue Day of Giving donors set new records during our fourth annual 24-hour fundraising campaign. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, parents and friends came all together to grant opportunities and transform lives. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Total dollars raised soared to $28.2 million, the most dollars raised for higher education through a single-day campaign. Donations came in from all 50 states and from 56 countries, up from 44 countries last year. Total donations also climbed to 15,181, an increase from last year of more than 2,300 donations.

Video: “We Are One Purdue”

As of November 11, 2016, 157,253 Boilermakers have participated in Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University, raising $1.314B toward our $2.019B goal. Thank you to our generous donors! Thanks also to the students from Purdue Musical Organizations and Purdue Foundation Student Board who participated in our music video, and to our campus and community partners for all of your help in making it happen.

Video: “All-American” Marching Band performs Ever True theme

On October 15, 2016, during Purdue’s Homecoming, the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band performed “The Power of the Dream,” the theme song for Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University.


Video: Purdue Day of Giving 2016

Mission accomplished! Because of you, this year’s Purdue Day of Giving was “Bigger & Better.” We all came together – from every campus, every state, and 44 countries – to build a better, stronger, more affordable Purdue. And we made history—again—giving back a record-shattering $18,293,665 through what has become the biggest single-day fundraising campaign in higher education.

Video: Bigger and Better

In 2016, the entire Purdue community came together to raise an astounding $18,293,665 from 12,872 gifts in just 24 hours! Your incredible generosity will grant countless opportunities and transform lives—thank you to everyone who helped make Purdue Day of Giving such a huge success!