Types of Giving

The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics wants to work with you to ensure your gift is a rewarding investment for you.

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.


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. For more information, e-mail Rita Baines.

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.

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 an informed decision. Planned giving provides 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 Rita Baines.

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 carefully will evaluate each potential gift of land to make sure it will advance the School's mission.

For more information, e-mail Rita Baines.

Visit "How to Give" for more information.

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