March 19, 2020

Purdue Day of Giving 2020 postponed; COVID-19 giving fund announced

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — In response to the global COVID-19 outbreak and to prioritize the health and safety of the Purdue community, the university is postponing Purdue Day of Giving 2020, which had been scheduled for April 29. A future date will be shared as soon as it is determined.

 “Purdue Day of Giving is about celebrating and building up the Purdue family,” said Greg Kapp, interim vice president for development. “Although we’re saddened that this postponement is necessary, we can take pride in knowing that right now, Purdue researchers are working to develop testing devices and oral medicines to fight coronavirus.”

 There are two ways to help:

  • A new fund has been created to support coronavirus research at Purdue. To contribute, visit and select Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research. 
  • To support Purdue students who may be encountering difficulties because of COVID-19, visit and select Disaster and Emergency Student Assistance.


Contact: Lisa Tally, 765-494-2181,

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