September 18, 2023

Purdue United Way campaign to kick off Wednesday


The 2023 Purdue United Way campaign will kick off Wednesday (Sept. 20), with the goal of raising $700,000 for local agencies in need. The campaign ends Nov. 8.

Beth McNeil, dean of Libraries and School of Information Studies, is this year’s campaign chair, and Marion Underwood, dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, is the vice chair.

The campaign kickoff will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. around the Class of 1939 Water Sculpture on the Purdue Mall. Members of the campus community are invited to celebrate the kickoff and are encouraged to wear their Live United apparel. Sandwiches from Jimmy John’s and shaved ice will be available upon donation. All proceeds will benefit the Purdue United Way campaign. 

“Like the work we do here at Purdue, United Way takes on challenges to find new and lasting solutions to long-existing problems,” McNeil says. “From basic needs such as food security, shelter and safety to mental health services, screenings for infants, kindergarten readiness and K-12 education, United Way is there to help. Every gift — no matter how big or small — makes all the difference. Thank you for considering supporting United Way this year.”

To donate or learn more information about the United Way campaign, visit the Purdue United Way website.

Questions about the campaign can be directed to Lisa Duncan at

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