Types of Giving

The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics wants to work with you to ensure your gift is a rewarding investment for you. Use this website to help you make an informed decision or contact the School's Advancement Office to speak to someone directly about giving to the School.

Outright Gifts

Outright gifts have an immediate impact and are used to support the highest priority needs of our School. Please visit our website to make your outright gift to The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics online.

Mail

To send a gift via the mail, simply fill out an Gift Form, print and mail to:

Purdue Foundation
Dick and Sandy Dauch Alumni Center
403 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2007

You may make a gift using a check, your credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express), or your debit card.

Endowments

An endowment is a gift held in perpetuity and invested in a manner that protects the principal from inflation. The investment income provides a stable funding source for such purposes as scholarships, professorships, lecture series, and research centers.

The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics has received numerous endowment gifts. For more information, access the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Endowment Lists below, or e-mail Rita Baines at rbaines@purdue.edu.

Current endowments:

Memorial Gifts

A gift in memory of a favorite professor, relative, student, or friend is a thoughtful and meaningful way to recognize someone's life and accomplishments. For more information, e-mail Rita Baines at rbaines@purdue.edu.

Planned Gifts

We realize that, as you consider a planned gift to the School, you must balance your family's needs, your personal lifestyle, and your financial resources with your love for the University and your wish to contribute to its preeminence.

Keeping this balance requires careful planning, and the Planned Giving Office at Purdue stands ready to help you make the most informed decision possible. Planned giving provides you with the options and opportunities to include support of the School in your overall financial and estate plans. Planned gifts are generally gifts or commitments made in the present with the benefit to the School "deferred" until a future date. However, planned gifts may include outright gifts of appreciated property (securities and real estate) or gifts of tangible personal property. For more information on the Planned Giving options, access the Planned Giving Website or e-mail plangift@purdue.edu.

Property/Real Estate

A residence, farm, vacation home, or other real estate may be given to the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. A gift of real estate can make the full value of your property available and offer a variety of economic advantages, while leaving a lasting legacy at the School. The School will carefully evaluate each potential gift of land to make sure it will advance the School's mission.

For more information, e-mail Rita Baines at rbaines@purdue.edu.

Securities/Stock Gifts

You can make a gift of stock or securities to Purdue. The procedure you follow depends upon who holds your securities:

Gifts-in-Kind

These gifts can include anything from gifts of personal property, books, or artwork.

To learn more about the benefits of making a Gift-in-Kind, email Rita Baines at rbaines@purdue.edu.

Senior Class Gifts

The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics graduating candidates annually participate in raising awareness of giving and raising funds for a senior class gift to the School. The seniors conduct a gift campaign with the support of the Advancement Office Staff. Seniors are encouraged to give during their final year in the School and are educated on both the institution's needs and the importance of their continued annual support. The Senior Class Gift Campaign is a wonderful way for students to leave a legacy to the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and to keep that legacy going with continued support as alumni.

These projects range from student scholarships and faculty support to physical improvements to the School. For more information, email Rita Baines at rbaines@purdue.edu.

Please visit our How to Give website for more details.