Types of Giving

The Charles D. Davidson School of Chemical Engineering wants to work with you to ensure your gift is a rewarding investment for you. Use this website to help you make an informed decision or contact the School's Advancement Office to speak to someone directly about giving to the School. 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 Davidson School of Chemical Engineering online.


If you prefer to send your gift via the mail, please e-mail Travis Stoutenborough at TRStoutenborough@prf.org for more information. You can make a gift using a check, your credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express), or your debit card.


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. The Davidson School of Chemical Engineering has received numerous endowment gifts. For more information e-mail Travis Stoutenborough at TRStoutenborough@prf.org.

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 Travis Stoutenborough at TRStoutenborough@prf.org.

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 the most informed decision possible. Planned giving provides you with the 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, e-mail Travis Stoutenborough at TRStoutenborough@prf.org.

Property/Real Estate

A residence, farm, vacation home, or other real estate may be given to the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering. 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 will carefully evaluate each potential gift of land to make sure it will advance the School's mission.

For more information, e-mail Travis Stoutenborough at TRStoutenborough@prf.org


These gifts can include anything from gifts of personal property, books, or artwork.

To learn more about the benefits of making a Gift-in-Kind, e-mail Travis Stoutenborough at TRStoutenborough@prf.org.