Purdue Day of Giving 2016 - Thank You!
Purdue’s third annual Day of Giving lived up to its “Bigger and Better” theme, raising a record $18.3 million from 12,872 donations in 24 hours - and claiming, for the second year running, the record for most dollars raised for higher education through a single-day campaign.
The dollar total surpasses last year’s $13.7 million by 33 percent and more than doubles the $7.5 million total achieved in 2014. This year’s giving day also set Purdue records for number of donations received, number of gifts from international donors and number of countries represented. Additionally, the day saw a marked increase in student participation.
The online, social-media-driven event ran from midnight to midnight on Wednesday (April 27), spurring Purdue alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends, as well as corporations and foundations, to contribute to colleges, schools, programs or student organizations of their choosing. The 12,872 donations made this year outstripped last year’s total by 3,280. Gifts made to the Purdue Scholarship Fund received a 1-to-1 match.
During this year's Day of Giving, the Lyles School of Civil Engineering raised a total of $278,602 from 272 individual gifts.
Together, we created opportunities for the Lyles School and our students! Thank you!