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Why Give?

Support for the Department of Human Development and Family Studies plays an important role in our progress and continuing success. Donor gifts enrich student learning, enhance faculty research, and increase our competitive edge to attract the best and brightest students and faculty. Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes it possible for the department to be involved in innovative projects that impact individuals and families across the life course.

Please consider supporting one or more of our funding priorities:

  • Unrestricted Support: Examples of how unrestricted support might be utilized include technology upgrades for research purposes, recruitment activities, named conferences and/or speaker series, and other important events and projects in the department.
  • Faculty Support: Research funding and support, named professorships, visiting professor support
  • Undergraduate Student Support: Scholarships, research stipends, summer research internships, study abroad opportunities
  • Graduate Student Support: Summer research internships, research funding and support, fellowships, conference travel costs
  • Ben & Maxine Miller Child Development Laboratory School Support: Technology for classrooms (computers, SMART Boards, internet accessible hand-held tablets), new indoor and outdoor toys, updates to the playground spaces including new playground equipment (shade structure), scholarships for children, professional development and enrichment for staff (conference travel costs) http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/cdfs/MCDLS/
  • Center for Families Support: Gifts made all at once or in installments, an endowment supporting state-of-the-art facilities for our research room, fellowships supporting faculty and student involvement in innovative projects http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/cff/
  • Military Family Research Institute Support: As an advocate, contributions on any level provide support for the efforts of MFRI to improve the lives of military families in Indiana and across the country. https://www.mfri.purdue.edu/