2012-19 Campaign Initiatives

The Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University accelerated past the halfway mark for both the University and the college in the last fiscal year. Purdue’s fundraising exceeded $1.2 billion in gifts and pledges against the campaign goal of $2.019 billion. With similar success, the college surpassed $47 million toward its $77 million goal.

HHS highlights in the last year include $1.5 million in unrestricted gifts; additional student support of $3 million, including new scholarships and study abroad funding; and $1.7 million in faculty support. Many responded during Purdue Day of Giving on April 27, 2016; a record 393 individuals contributed $329,700. HHS placed seventh among the 50 participating units, earning a bonus of $5,000. Through the generosity of many alumni and friends, these important resources will assist many students and advance HHS in its research and academic mission.

Two new initiatives have been added to our campaign. The School of Nursing received approval to double the number of nursing graduates. To address this high-demand field, we will need to increase support for scholarships, professorships and facility expansion. Additionally, classroom and laboratory renovations are targeted for Lambert Fieldhouse, home to Health and Kinesiology. Updated spaces will provide the opportunity for gifts of all sizes, as well as named spaces.

As we move beyond the midpoint in the campaign, the college has achieved 62 percent of the campaign goal. We share here a list of projects and additional funding to be raised in support of students and faculty in HHS:

  • Student support (scholarships, study abroad): $7.5M
  • Facilities (MRI, Professional Sales Laboratory, Lambert): $2.5M
  • Programs (healthy aging, autism, health and wellness): $8.8M
  • Faculty (professorships, headships, deanship): $9.0M
  • Unrestricted (college, departments, schools): $2.0M

As we enter year five of the seven-year campaign, let’s keep the momentum going as we in the College of Health and Human Sciences strive to make lives better! To learn more about making a gift, please contact me at 765-494-7987 or jdschumaker@prf.org.

To learn more, visit www.purdue.edu/EverTrue or connect with #PurdueEverTrue on social media.

Judith D. Schumaker
Director of Advancement

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