Opportunities Granted During 2015 Day of Giving

The Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering raised $204,811 during Purdue's Day of Giving campaign. The school received a wide base of support from our industry partners; alumni and friends; and current students, staff, and faculty and ranked among the top 15 units participating in the Day of Giving donation leaderboard.

“It is always impressive and inspirational to see how the Weldon Family comes together in support of the school,” said George Wodicka, Professor and Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. “We are truly grateful for the extraordinary commitment to our mission which remains as ever to be the premier source of scientific discoveries and translation, to educate the future leaders of the medical device and biotechnology fields, and to achieve significant healthcare impact.”

Purdue's second annual Day of Giving, which ran midnight-to-midnight on April 29, netted $13.7 million from over 9,600 donations — surpassing last year's $7.5M total and setting a record for most dollars raised for higher education through a single-day campaign. The fundraising event also set Purdue records for number of donations received and number of countries represented. Donations came in from all 50 states and from 37 countries.

Purdue Day of Giving is a 24-hour online, social-media-driven effort that supports the university and its programs. This year, alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends made gifts ranging from the minimum $10 to $2 million, directing their contributions to any of 45 participating units and programs. All money raised for the fund will be distributed to students’ financial aid packages in the 2015-16 academic year.

This extraordinary accomplishment could not have happened without the combined efforts of our partners, alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students. What we are building together is truly moving the world forward. Thank you for your continued and consistent support and involvement.

If you missed out on the Day of Giving, it is not too late to make a gift to the Weldon School. You can make a gift online to the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Weldon Innovation Fund, or Weldon Senior Class Scholarship Fund at Giving to Purdue.

For more information about our giving opportunities, visit www.purdue.edu/BME/Giving .