Frequently Asked Questions

About The Day

What is Purdue Day of Giving?

Purdue Day of Giving is an annual online-based fundraising event taking place on September 9, 2020. For 24 hours, students, alumni, faculty and staff, parents, retirees, and friends are encouraged to meet the challenge and give back to grant opportunities and transform lives at Purdue. Participation in hourly and full-day challenges can make your gift go even further, and any donation can help your favorite unit (campus, college, school, program, or student organization) claim the top spots on the donation and participation leaderboards for additional bonus funds!

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

Post about Purdue Day of Giving on your social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat, using #PurdueDayofGiving and spread the buzz and encourage others to help meet the challenge!

How do I make a gift?

First: Make sure to click on a calendar reminder or email reminder for September 9, 2020! When it’s Purdue Day of Giving, come back to this site, simply click any button that says “Donate” or “Give Now,” and follow the directions provided. You can also make a gift by phone on Purdue Day of Giving at 1-800-319-2199. Most importantly: Thank you for your support!

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Yes, there is a $10 minimum on Purdue Day of Giving.


Giving on Purdue Day of Giving

How do I decide where to give?

You can choose from among many giving opportunities at Purdue University. Gifts to any fund make a vital difference in the lives of students. If you don’t wish to prioritize a specific cause, you may donate to your favorite participant’s listed unrestricted fund, which allocates your donation to their area of greatest need.

Where does challenge money go?

Challenge and prize money will go to each winning unit’s area of greatest need.

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

Yes, you can also give a stock gift to support your favorite unit. For more information, please contact PurdueDayofGiving@Purdue.edu.

Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. Purdue Day of Giving utilizes a technology vendor called GiveGab. GiveGab is partnered with Stripe, a certified PCI Level 1 Service Provider (the most stringent level of certification possible), to process all gifts made through dayofgiving.purdue.edu. Stripe’s security documentation is available online.

Will my Purdue Day of Giving contributions be tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that serves as your receipt for tax purposes.

How do I see what photo won an hourly challenge?

To view a feed of the winning social photos and posts, click here.