April 26, 2021

Purdue Day of Giving set for Wednesday (April 28)

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The eighth annual Purdue Day of Giving, themed “We Are Purdue,” is scheduled for Wednesday (April 28).

The 24-hour online, social media-driven fundraising effort will once again feature systemwide participation through Purdue University’s West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Northwest campuses, and Purdue Global, the online university tailored for working adults. For the first time, local county extension offices also will participate in Purdue Day of Giving, allowing each county in Indiana to raise funds for extension programming.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff, parents, retirees and friends of Purdue are encouraged to give back on Wednesday to grant opportunities and transform lives at Purdue. Participation in 31 hourly and six #IGave challenges can make each gift go even further, and any donation can help the donor’s favorite unit (campus, college, school, program or student organization) claim the top spots on the donation and participation leaderboards for additional bonus funds.

From its $7.5 million total in 2014, Purdue Day of Giving has seen consistent growth. September’s Purdue Day of Giving once again set a record, raising $42.2 million and topping the previous year’s $41.6 million. Taking the theme “Meet the Challenge,” Purdue Day of Giving brought in 20,224 gifts from around the world. The fundraising initiative is usually held in April but was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To donate on Wednesday, visit the Purdue Day of Giving website or call 800-319-2199. For more information and to view the full list of challenges, visit its challenges and leaderboards website.

Join the conversation, spread the word and check out the social chatter about #PurdueDayofGiving across social media. 

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