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Purdue Day of Giving brings in over $700,000 for Health and Human Sciences

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Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Purdue Day of Giving–the annual University fundraising drive–raised over $700,000 in gifts to Purdue University’s College of Health and Human Sciences. The 24 hour event on April 24 coincided with the 150th birthday of Purdue University and ushered in gifts from over 500 donors that will benefit 10 academic units along with several scholarships, programs, and student organization funds.

Students, faculty, and staff participated in a “hopscotch experiment” encouraging passers-by to “take a giant leap.”

The Purdue 150th birthday-themed fundraising event celebrated the past 150 years of Giant Leaps in Health and Longevity. The College highlighted its research and distinguished alumni as a leader in the fields of health and human sciences.

Recap of posts shared during 2019 Purdue Day of Giving

The pledge drive was largely driven by social media efforts to engage with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College of Health and Human Sciences. Friends of the College were highly-engaged on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to share success stories, photos, and messages of support to demonstrate to their networks how Health and Human Sciences is making lives better.

2019 Purdue Day of Giving results for the College of Health and Human Sciences

During the 24 hour period of Purdue Day of Giving on April 24, 2019, the College raised $722,315 from 537 gifts.

A new scholarship for an undergraduate woman in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management was established in memoriam of Jim and Margaret Ann Underwood, parents of Marion Underwood, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences

Additionally, Andrew Liles and Marion Underwood, dean of HHS, endowed a scholarship for an undergraduate woman in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. The scholarship honors the dean’s parents, Margaret Ann and Jim Underwood, whose mother was “the Queen of Hospitality” and whose “father never knew a stranger.”