Donating to the Colombia-Purdue Initiative is easy. Just go to this link on Wednesday, choose 'other' in the designation box, and write 'Colombia-Purdue Initiative Endowment' as the fund name. You can do this anytime on April 26th. However, there are fun challenges every hour that make your donation go one step further and help us climb to the top on the donation and participation leaderboards.
The challenges have cash prizes that go to the winning unit so we hope you will help us win one or more of these. Of note – when a challenge is expressed as MOST GIFTS – every gift is counted in the challenge regardless of the number of donors or amount of the gift. So for instance, I can make five $10 gifts to reach my intended gift amount of $50 during that challenge hour. If it is expressed as MOST DONORS then the number of donors matters regardless of the amounts or numbers of gifts.
A few challenges you might consider are:
- International Gifts: If you live outside the US or have a non-US address, watch for one that is specifically for International gifts – to qualify as a participant in this challenge you must use your non-US address. We hope you will choose to support the Colombia-Purdue Initiative Endowment Fund – an unrestricted fund that supports all we do to help Purdue and Colombia together make a difference in the lives of our Colombian amigos as well as our community of Boilermakers.
- If you are faculty or staff and want to also help your college, you can still support the Colombia-Purdue Initiative Endowment Fund, however, you could choose to make your donation during the Faculty/Staff challenge.
- If you also want to help the Colombian Student Organization (CSAP) you can watch for the Student Organization challenge. Look for CSAP in the qualified student organization list to be found at the Day of Giving participant site.
In all cases, the minimum donation that will count toward your chosen challenge(s) = $10 – we hope that you will participate at this level or more. AND of course – feel free to participate in more than one challenge!