Purdue annual Day of Giving set for Wednesday, April 27, features systemwide participation

WEST LAFAYETTE – The ninth annual Purdue Day of Giving is scheduled for Wednesday, April 27th providing donors the opportunity to help power Purdue’s next giant leap.  

The 24-hour online, social media-driven fundraising effort will feature systemwide participation through the West Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Purdue Northwest campuses as well as Purdue Global, the online university tailored to working adults. County Extension offices will also participate, allowing each county in Indiana to raise funds for Extension programming. New participants for 2022 include the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue, the Office of Engagement, The Data Mine and the Purdue Military Research Institute.

Purdue students, alumni, faculty and staff; parents; retirees; and friends are encouraged to give back on Wednesday to provide opportunities and transform lives at the university. Participation in 30 hourly and six #IGave challenges can make each gift go even farther, 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.

A student celebration, scheduled for 2-8 p.m. in the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center parking lot, will feature a Ferris wheel, yard games, a photo booth, food trucks and more. Purdue students who make a gift on Wednesday will gain access to the Ferris wheel’s fast-pass line.

From its $7.5 million total in 2014, Purdue Day of Giving has seen consistent growth. Last year’s event raised a record $52.5 million—topping the previous year’s $42.2 million—with 25,219 gifts received from donors around the world. 

To donate on Wednesday, visit dayofgiving.purdue.edu or call 800-319-2199 (toll-free). For more information and the full list of challenges, visit dayofgiving.purdue.edu/leaderboards.

Learn more about Purdue Day of Giving through the “This Is Purdue” podcast at stories.purdue.edu/podcast/purdue-day-of-giving.

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

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Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked in each of the last four years as one of the 10 Most Innovative universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and online, real-world learning, Purdue offers a transformative education to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most fees at 2012-13 levels, enabling more students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue never stops in the persistent pursuit of the next giant leap at https://stories.purdue.edu