Purdue University

Giving to Purdue

University Development Office

Events and Philanthropy


Student Leader BBQ

PFSB hosts the Student Leader BBQ annually in September. Leaders from several campus organizations, President Córdova, and other Purdue dignitaries network with one another while enjoying delicious food.

University Development Events

As a PFSB member, you will help the University Development Office with special events for donors and alumni and attend at least five of the events each semester. Events are held on campus, around Indiana, and across the US. Visit the Calendar of Events to see what’s happening.


Each year, we commit to philanthropic activities at Purdue and in the Lafayette—West Lafayette community.

Annual Activities

  • Boiler Blast 
  • Relay for Life walk

Past Activities

  • Habitat for Humanity home construction in Lafayette 
  • Food drive for Lafayette Urban Ministries
  • Children’s book drive to support Riley Hospital for Children
  • Purdue Dance Marathon
  • De-Trash the Wabash