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Ways to Give

Student Life gives Boilermakers many different ways to connect, learn and lead outside the classroom. We oversee many units, departments and programs across campus, including:

  • Leadership Development
  • Recreational and Club Sports
  • Greek Life and Cooperative Housing
  • Residential Life
  • Dining & Culinary
  • Student Organizations
  • Parent and Family Connections
  • Others

Your gift directly benefits all our students and helps support important programming that enhances the Purdue experience. Ways to give include:

  • Mail: Make checks payable to the Purdue Foundation, specifying the area of giving interest on the comment line. Send to:

Purdue Foundation
Gift Processing
P.O. Box 772401
Detroit, MI 48277-2401

  • Online: The fastest and most direct way to give is online.
  • Phone: Call 800-319-2199.
  • Email:
  • Matching gift: Are you affiliated with a matching-gift company? Consider making a matching gift to create a bigger impact.
  • Planned gift: Do more than you thought possible with a planned gift. Include your favorite Student Life program, department or organization in your estate planning and receive significant tax and financial benefits.
  • Stocks and securities: Stocks and securities gifts are another way to give to Purdue. Not only is the gift tax deductible, but you may also avoid capital gains tax on the security.

Why Give

Your gift will have a positive influence for Purdue students involved in and impacted by the various Student Life programs and departments. Your gift will help Student Life continue to build community; offer leadership opportunities; and promote student safety, security and well-being on campus.

How will my gift be used?

Your gift will support our mission to build community and promote the success of all students at Purdue. Gifts help support a wide range of programs, departments and services, including the Purdue Student Leadership Initiative, the Parent Fund, Student Organizations, Residential Life, Recreational and Club Sports, and Arts and Ideas.


For questions about gifts to any area of Student Life, please contact Bob Shriner, chief development officer, via email or by calling 765-494-0246.