Giving to Purdue ECE

Throughout the history of Purdue University, our electrical engineering and computer engineering students have led the way in innovation, discovery, and the pursuit of the newest and most groundbreaking findings in our field. Purdue’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering is building the future today through the achievements of our ECE students, faculty, and alumni. Contributions made to our programs go directly towards providing the highest quality education, allowing us to do what we do best – consistently hitting the top bar of excellence again, and again, and again.

Our outstanding ECE students are among the most highly sought candidates in industry, research, and academics. Through the dedication of like-minded friends and alumni, we are able to keep this tradition of excellence strong through the years and consistent in its impact.

This is where you can make a difference!

When you make the choice to contribute to Purdue ECE, we can help you allocate your gift towards the impact point you would like to benefit most. Whether you are interested in making a difference in undergraduate student success through an endowed scholarship, or you would prefer to contribute towards faculty success, your legacy will enable our next giant leaps in the combined fields of electrical engineering and computer engineering.

Hail Purdue!

Giving Opportunities

Every degree earned; every discovery made; every project started; every giant leap that happens here in Purdue University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering begins with a small step. It is through honored friends and alumni like you that we can make these small steps, so the giant leaps continue to happen! Your gift to ECE is the spark that takes our students and our faculty to the next level!

A meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of Purdue undergraduate students. The support you provide impacts every undergrad on campus year after year. From Scholarships, to clubs activities to advising and research and mentoring. 

Graduate students are at the heart of Purude ECE's excellence — they drive original research, the discovery of new knowledge, and inspire and mentor our undergraduates. Fellowships attract the very best and brightest students — fueling dynamic partnerships between faculty and students that are fundamental to innovative teaching and research. Faculty at Purude, so many of whom are world-renowned in their fields, often cite the high caliber of our graduate students as the top factor contributing to their work satisfaction. Building greater support for graduate fellowships by significantly increasing funding across all disciplines is one of Purdue's highest philanthropic priorities. Gifts to the Graduate Fellowship & Support Fund are critical to Purude's legacy, and our future. 

Endowed professorships are Purdue's most prestigious faculty appointments. Because they recognize both exceptional achievement and the potential for future achievement, they are awarded to our most distinguished faculty members and to junior faculty members who have demonstrated extraordinary work in advancing their fields. 

The Department Head's Leadership Fund plays a vital role in strengthening the Elmore Family School of ECE by providing support for students and faculty to engage in unique and unexpected experiential learning opportunities, conduct research in emerging fields, recruit expert faculty and offer scholarships, giving our students the best educational experience possible.

The Max W & Maileen Brown Family Hall renovation will accommodate and support our ever-increasing student enrollment with world-class facilities that will allow for flexibility and collaboration — while also providing student-focused lab space uniquely configured for electrical and computer engineering.

Purdue University’s ECE program is continuing to grow and expand, both in academic progress as well as in research. This means your impact can go precisely where you believe it would have the most impact. Major gifts to ECE can go towards renovation and construction of facilities, naming opportunities within the School of ECE, and many other areas! For more information on these and other impact points, schedule a meeting today with one of our Directors of Development!

History and tradition meet modern innovation.

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Contact Us

sammmie chergo

Sammie Chergo

Chief Development Officer and
Executive Director of Regional Advancement
(765) 496-1922

Carey Goodman

Carey Goodman

Senior Director of Development
(336) 209-1971

David Shindley

David Shindley

Senior Director of Development
(765) 494-0671

Brady Knoy

Brady Knoy

Director of Development
(765) 494-0671

heidi faith

Heidi Faith

Associate Director of Donor Relations
(765) 494-1437