Giving to Purdue soars to all-time highs

Giving to Purdue has shattered records, and our generous donors have helped our University raise the most money in its history: $343.4M in the year that ended June 30.

More than 76,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends – including an all-time high 18,596 first-time donors – joined together in giving to Purdue. To learn more about this RECORD-BREAKING year in fundraising, click here.

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Program helps youngsters build character, friendships, and an active, healthy lifestyle

Everyone counts or no one counts. That is the mantra for the Purdue Athletes Life Success (PALS) program (formerly the National Youth Sports Program). 

As an expansion on the Purdue University mission – to serve diverse populations of Indiana, the nation, and the world through discovery that expands the frontiers of knowledge, learning that nurtures the sharing of knowledge, and engagement that promotes the application of knowledge – PALS creates an environment that allows each child to grow and become the best version of themselves they can be.

Gift of a piano strikes all the right chords
The only light coming from the otherwise dark Loeb Playhouse is from the glow of the dimmed house lights. Their reflection bounces off the flawless straight-grain, hard rock maple rim on the new Steinway concert grand piano – a gift from Janet and John Nine.

Dr. Susan Nierstheimer: Teacher of reading – giver of knowledge
When Dr. Susan Nierstheimer, assistant professor in literacy and language, lost her battle with cancer in 2005, the world lost an extraordinary educator, colleague, alumna, and friend.

Jim Wallace: Unlikely donor becomes heartbeat of the “All-American” Marching Band
On occasion, meeting a future donor with no known institutional ties simply involves taking a phone call. For Dr. David A. Leppla, former director of Purdue Bands and Orchestras, it was a call he received from a student band member who had a request: permission for a friend of one of his former high school teachers to follow the band around during practice.