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University Development Office
John Purdue Club

Make a Difference for our Student-Athletes!

We are proud to say that Purdue is one of only EIGHT athletics departments among NCAA Division I-A public schools that is fully self-sufficient. We receive ZERO dollars from the University and/or state government. Today, our annual scholarship and academic support costs total $11 million and that number keeps going up, making your continued support ever so important.

With your support the past year, here are a few highlights of what we were able to achieve.

  • Purdue's 500-plus student-athletes have achieved a higher cumulative grade-point average than the overall student body 30 consecutive semesters – or 15 years.
  • Fourteen teams earned NCAA postseason opportunities, up from 12 a year ago, while 10 squads had upper-half Big Ten Conference finishes, one more than last year.
  • Women’s golf placed ninth at the NCAA Championships, its seventh consecutive top-10 finish.
  • Purdue was one of 11 schools in the country to play in a football bowl game and participate in the NCAA tournaments for volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. Purdue and Florida were the only two to win its bowl game and at least one game in each of the three tournaments.
  • Big Ten Conference-wise, we had one regular-season champion (baseball) and three postseason tournament champions: baseball, women’s basketball and women’s tennis. The four combined conference titles are the most in school history. Individually, we won five Big Ten titles (by three student-athletes), and five student-athletes were named Player of the Year by the conference. Additionally, two coaches were honored as Big Ten Coach of the Year.
  • Purdue hosted the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at Mackey Arena, NCAA Volleyball Tournament first- and second-round matches on Belin Court in Holloway Gymnasium, NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament first- and second-round games at Mackey and NCAA Baseball regional games at the U.S. Steelyard ballpark in Gary, Ind. Purdue and Texas A&M were the only two schools in the nation to host NCAA competition in baseball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.
  • Diver David Boudia and javelin thrower Kara Patterson both will compete for the United States in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Make a gift to John Purdue ClubJoin the Team Behind the Teams!

JPC Giving Levels

  • Champion - $20,810 (one in-state scholarship for 2013-2014)
  • Hall of Fame - $15,000 - Champion
  • Olympian - $7,500-$14,999
  • All-American - $2,500-$7,499
  • MVP - $1,000-$2,499
  • Captain - $500-$999
  • First Team - $200-$499 (membership begins at $17/month)

To see benefits of the different JPC giving levels:


Planned or Major Gifts

For questions about planned or major gifts to Purdue Athletics, please contact Senior Director of Major Gifts/Planned Giving Mike Braughton at Phone: (765) 496-6736 or Email: mbraughton@purdue.edu .

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