Report on Giving

Amy Noah
Since its founding in 1874, Purdue’s College of Engineering has seen growth through even the most difficult of times. Despite the current wave of economic challenges across the nation and within our University, it is my honor to report on another year of remarkable generosity. That generosity supports Purdue Engineering’s worldwide role of developing and applying difference-making ideas.

Contributions came in all sizes and from every corner of our country. But they had a common denominator: Each gift reflects the donor’s passion for Purdue and their belief in the College of Engineering’s ability to make a difference.

More than $95 million was contributed during fiscal year 2010-11. Given current economic challenges, I cannot overstate how much it means that each donor, embracing Purdue Engineering’s past accomplishments, at the same time has bold faith in Purdue’s future. Each and every gift makes a very real impact on some of the nation’s best brightest young solution makers of the future. 

I am often struck by the excitement of turning bold ideas into reality — the “anything is possible” belief that pervades Engineering at Purdue. From tackling our nation’s energy challenges to providing students with a stimulating environment and innovative technologies, your donations will have real impact for generations to come. Which takes my thoughts again back to 1874 and how the vision of those early “Purdue people” has impact yet today. As with generations of generous Purdue donors who were vital partners in building the tradition of excellence, your giving reflects belief in that tradition of excellence and that quintessential belief in all that’s possible: We continue to attract many of the best practitioners in engineering and develop some of the best ideas in the world. As always, we do so together.

On a more personal note, after four years as the College of Engineering’s director of advancement, I have an amazing new opportunity as Purdue University’s associate vice president for advancement. I leave you in good hands with David Williams, who has been an invaluable member of the team and has deservedly been promoted as the new director of advancement for Engineering.

Although plenty has changed in and around the College of Engineering since 1874, your steadfast loyalty and support has not wavered. Thank you from Purdue Engineering.  

Amy Noah
Associate Vice President for Advancement