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Purdue Parents Fund


The Purdue Parents Fund supports programs, departments, and initiatives that are of critical concern to parents and students alike. Such programs foster student health, safety, and well-being, including:

  • Center for Career Opportunities Career Closet
  • ACE Campus Food Pantry
  • SPAN Plan Non-Traditional Student Services, Child Care Assistance

Gifts to the Parents Fund help carry out Purdue’s mission to prepare students to succeed as future leaders, citizens, and lifelong learners. Support of the Parents Fund also enables the Vice Provost for Student Life to support current programming and to pursue opportunities important to students as they arise.


Those who make a gift of $1,000 or more to the Purdue Parents Fund will become part of our inaugural Purdue Student Life Parents in Partnership group. You’ll not only have all of the benefits of the Purdue’s President’s Council family, you’ll have special access to activities, initiatives and happenings at the University, including outreach from administrators on campus to share updates and answer questions.

Can’t make a gift of $1,000 right now? You also have the option of making $84 gift each month to be part of Parents in Partnership and President’s Council.


Parents and families of current (and former…and future!) Boilermakers are encouraged to donate to this impactful fund. Donations can be made in a variety of ways:

  • Give online
  • Give by phone
    • Call us at 800-319-2199
    • A Purdue student from the Rally Line team might be giving you a call!  These talented, current Purdue students might ask you to verify biographic information, share your experience with Purdue, and ask for your support of the Parents Fund.   If you happen to miss a phone call from a (765) number and no message is left, please know this call may have been regarding the Purdue Parents Fund and does not pertain to your student (but of course, feel free to check-in with your student!)
  • Give by mail
    • Mail your check with “Purdue Parents Fund” in the memo line to:
Purdue Foundation
Gift Processing
P.O. Box 772401
Detroit, MI 482777-2401

Overnight Courier:
JP Morgan Chase Lockbox Processing
Attn: Purdue Foundation and 772401
1 Village Dr. Bldg. 45 - First Floor
Van Buren Township, MI 48111

To learn more about the Purdue Parents Fund and how you can become involved, please contact us at or 765-494-3175.

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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