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Purdue Science rakes in $1.4M+ during Purdue Day of Giving

Thanks to hundreds of donors, Purdue Science had a strong showing during Purdue Day of Giving 2017, which saw more than $1.4 million gifted to the college and a record-breaking $28,176,244 brought in from 15,181 gifts for Purdue overall.

On April 26, 400 total gifts were made to the College of Science during the energetic, exciting 24-hour fundraising campaign. The exact total of funds was $1,411,875. This sum ranked sixth most out of 60 Purdue programs. The amount of donations was 11th most.

Much of the money will help fund scholarships for the college and its seven departments. Many students shared their scholarships stories. Biochemistry undergrad Clarissa Corpstein said a pair of scholarships has helped her thrive during her years in Purdue Science.

“They’ve definitely been a huge help,” she added. “I’ve been able to enjoy all the opportunities that Purdue has.”

In the afternoon, Purdue Science staff set up outside of Wetherill Laboratory to give out cupcakes and candy to students to help sweeten the day. In turn, the students wrote out thank you cards to donors.

“Donating to Purdue Science gives students with limited means a way to continue their education,” said Tenaizus Woods, a Biological Sciences major.

Thank you to all of the donors. Your assistance goes a long way. It will help our students and faculty thrive and discover the next major scientific and mathematic breakthroughs.


Biochemistry students Clarissa Corpstein (left) and Geena Tumidalsky pose during Purdue Day of Giving.

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