Purdue meets $1.5 billion Campaign for Purdue goal

Purdue officials on December 29 announced that with just over six months left to go in the Campaign for Purdue, the $1.5 billion fundraising goal has been surpassed, but the university will continue to seek campaign contributions through June.

Purdue has met or exceeded goals in four out of five of the campaign's target areas: student support, faculty support, academic program support and unrestricted gifts. Fundraising for facilities is at nearly 91 percent of its goal.

"The support the university has received from alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and corporate and foundation partners during the past six years has been unprecedented for a university in Indiana," said Purdue President Martin C. Jischke. "The funds raised are making a great university even better — from improving the learning environment for students to recruiting and retaining faculty to upgrading our facilities.

"The Campaign for Purdue has been an overwhelming success, but our work is not yet over. As we head into the final months, we will work to add support toward all the campaign's priority areas. The contributions we continue to receive are making a lasting impact on the university, and this allows Purdue to do an even better job serving the state of Indiana."

The Campaign for Purdue began in 2000 and was publicly announced in 2002. It is scheduled to end June 30. The campaign is both the largest in Purdue history and the largest university campaign in Indiana.

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