Frequently Asked Questions


What is Purdue Day of Giving?

Purdue Day of Giving is an annual online-based fundraising event for Purdue University; the most recent day took place on April 26, 2023. During this event, for 24 hours, students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, retirees, friends, and fans from all Purdue units gave back to be part of Purdue's next giant leap

Is it too late to make a gift?

Purdue Day of Giving may have passed, but you can still make a gift to the University by clicking the “Donate” 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!


Are Purdue Day of Giving contributions tax deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax deductible. You received an email confirmation that serves as your receipt for tax purposes. If you did not receive a receipt, you can request a new one by emailing

Where are the hourly challenge winners displayed?

You can find the winners of all the hourly and full-day challenges listed on the leaderboards page.

Where does challenge money go?

The bonus funds won in the various challenges are awarded to the winning unit's area of greatest need.

If I gave to "general giving opportunities" and did not designate a fund in the comments section, where does my gift go?

If you did not select a specific fund, your gift was designated to the Fund for Purdue to help support students in need.