We did it!
Together, from every campus, every Indiana county, every state, and 113 countries, we made history—and surpassed our dollar goal by $510M.
“Ever True has enabled us to expand on the tremendous things happening at Purdue. The campaign’s success wouldn’t have been possible without the support and generosity of our alumni around the world; faculty, staff, and students; parents, friends, and retirees; and our corporate and foundation partners—including 100,000-plus donors who chose to give to Purdue for the first time ever through this campaign. We are so grateful for everyone’s incredible response and for the momentum that’s been created.”
—Vice President for Development Amy Noah
Private giving surged during Ever True as Purdue made news for its tuition freeze—now in its eighth year—and other innovations, including the Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis; the College of Liberal Arts’ Degree in 3 program; Back a Boiler, an income-share agreement program to fund students’ educational expenses; the transformation of State Street as a campus thoroughfare; and the creation of Purdue University Global for online education.
“Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University”
“We Are One Purdue”
Purdue University President's Council
The President’s Council—a stewardship society for donors who contribute $1K or more each year to the University—has set the gold (and black) standard for private giving at Purdue since 1972. That tradition continues today. The size of our President’s Council family—which includes astronauts, Nobel Prize laureates, Super Bowl quarterbacks, and Academy Award winners—swelled to record numbers during the campaign, and we welcomed thousands of first-time leadership donors into our ever-growing family. To learn more, visit purdue.edu/pc.
Purdue Day of Giving
Talk about granting opportunities! Over a six-year period, 84,328 Purdue Day of Giving donations accounted for $146.9M of the Ever True campaign total. Thanks to our donors, Purdue Day of Giving has emerged as the country’s largest single-day fundraising initiative in higher education.