Frequently Asked Questions

About the Day

What was Purdue Day of Giving?

Purdue Day of Giving was an online fundraising event held on April 27, 2016. For 24 hours students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends came together to grant opportunities and transform lives.

Giving on Purdue Day of Giving

Is it too late to make a gift?

Purdue Day of Giving has passed, but you can still make a gift to the university by clicking the Give Now button at the top right and following the directions provided on that page. You can also make a gift by phone at 1 (800) 319-2199. Thank you for your support!

Can I give via stock in support of Day of Giving?

You can give a stock gift to support your favorite unit. For more information please contact

Will my Day of Giving contribution be tax-deductible?

Yes. Your gift is tax-deductible. You received an e-mail confirmation that serves as your receipt for tax purposes. If you did not receive a receipt, please fill out our contact form.

What is the Purdue Scholarship Fund?

The Purdue Scholarship Fund is a general scholarship fund which benefits undergraduate students all across the Purdue University West Lafayette campus. On Purdue Day of Giving, any cash gift you give to the Purdue Scholarship Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by the University! All money raised will be distributed to students’ financial aid packages in academic year 2016-2017. This matching program will benefit our students immediately, and will help us to directly address affordability at Purdue. Please note that gifts to this fund cannot be named and cannot be directed to an existing endowed scholarship account. Donors wishing to state a preference to support students studying in a particular college/school may indicate this in the comments field. Acceptable preferences are:

  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Exploratory Studies
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • Krannert School of Management
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Science
  • College of Technology
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Honors College
  • School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
  • Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
  • School of Chemical Engineering
  • Lyles School of Civil Engineering
  • School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • School of Engineering Education
  • School of Industrial Engineering
  • School of Materials Engineering
  • School of Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Nuclear Engineering

Where are the hourly challenge winners displayed?

You can find the winners of all the hourly challenges listed on the leaderboard page.

What can I do to help get the word out about Purdue Day of Giving?

You can spread the word about the amazing opportunities granted by Purdue Day of Giving on your networks, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, using #PurdueDayofGiving.