Ever True gifts from Lyles School of Civil Engineering exceed $76 million

Launched in 2012 and publicly announced by Purdue President Mitch Daniels in 2015, Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University set a goal of raising $2.019 billion. Upon the campaign’s conclusion in 2019, the 150th anniversary of Purdue’s founding, the University surpassed that goal by 25 percent with $2.529 billion raised.

Purdue campaign raises more than $2.5 billion overall

Launched in 2012 and publicly announced by Purdue President Mitch Daniels in 2015, Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University set a goal of raising $2.019 billion. Upon the campaign’s conclusion in 2019, the 150th anniversary of Purdue’s founding, the University surpassed that goal by 25 percent with $2.529 billion raised.

“Ever True has been a historic undertaking,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels said. “Our University was created from a remarkable act of generosity: John Purdue’s gift of $150,000 and 100 acres of farmland. Throughout this campaign, the Purdue family has followed our founding benefactor’s lead and made generous contributions that support people and initiatives across the entire Purdue system. We celebrate the alumni and friends who have invested in Purdue University, and we are profoundly thankful.”

With $1.024 billion raised, Purdue Engineering was a key part of surpassing Purdue’s overall campaign goal. The Lyles School of Civil Engineering played a major role in that with over $76 million in total gifts. The generosity of CE alumni and friends allows the school to further its mission of advancing civil engineering learning, discovery and engagement in fulfillment of the University’s land-grant promise. This generosity also allows the school to help Purdue adjust to the evolving responsibilities of a global university.

We are civil engineers. Together, we build and we provide incredible opportunities to our students and to the public at large. Thank you again for partnering with us as we continue to lead the civil engineering profession as one of the most sought-after civil engineering programs in the country.

The campaign finale celebration was held Oct. 11 at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center as part of the President’s Council Annual Dinner. Additional details about President’s Council Annual Weekend events can be found at purdue.edu/events.

Civil Engineering Net Giving: $76,474,711

Unrestricted Support: $14,171,945

Programs/Projects: $5,556,143

Facilities: $12,618,060

Faculty Support: $18,577,147

Student Support: $25,551,415