Frequently Asked Questions

About The Day

What is Purdue Day of Giving?

Purdue Day of Giving is an annual single-day online fundraising event for Purdue University; the most recent day took place on September 9, 2020. In this event, for 24 hours, students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends helped Purdue take the next giant leap by granting opportunities for the next generation of Boilermakers.

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 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!

Are 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.