Lives were made better, and futures brighter, because of you. Together, we moved Purdue—and the world—forward.

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”


Campaign Priority One: Place Students First

Ever True raised $501.9M to ensure that Purdue remains affordable and accessible for a vibrant and talented student body. Donors endowed 935 scholarships during the campaign, bringing Purdue’s total to 2,292.

Campaign Priority Two: Build on Our Strengths

The campaign raised $775.1M in gifts that are strengthening initiatives such as the Minority Engineering Program, expanding interdisciplinary research across the University, furthering cancer research, and increasing Discovery Park’s impact through such initiatives as the Pillars of Life Sciences, which established the Integrative Neuroscience Center and Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease.

Campaign Priority Three: Champion Research & Innovation

Ever True raised $468.6M to promote academic excellence and attract and retain gifted faculty. The first endowed 150th Anniversary Professorship was funded as part of Purdue’s sesquicentennial celebration. Purdue now has more than 220 named faculty positions.


“We Are One Purdue”


Ever True: Parent & Family Campaign

Parents are vital members of the Purdue family and crucial partners in our students’ success. This campaign invited donations to the Purdue Parents Fund, which supports student leadership and well-being thorugh a variety of programs.

Ever True: International Engagement Campaign

Successful Boilermakers the world over invest in our students, faculty, and programs. This campaign celebrated the generous philanthropy of our international alumni and friends and fostered the breathtaking contributions our graduates extend to all corners of the globe.

Ever True: Campus Campaign

Faculty, staff, students, and retirees—who already advance our University through their time and talents, supporting Purdue’s indispensable teaching, research, and outreach mission—extended their Purdue pride by giving back financially through this campaign.


“A Great Adventure”

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

President's Council Family



Purdue Day of Giving

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.