Why Give

Why Give?

Students at a table, working

First year engineering students working in the Ideas to Innovations lab.

Every gift matters, regardless of its size. Your gift, in the form and for the purpose you choose, will play a crucial role in the progress and continuing success of Purdue Engineering. Your gifts enrich our students' educational experience and increase Purdue Engineering's competitive edge among its peers.

It is important to realize that every gift provides more than financial support for Purdue Engineering. Giving metrics are often used as a way to gauge an institutions significance in terms of its national ranking, and the historical generosity of Purdue Engineerings alumni and friends has helped attract top faculty.

Students on campus

Students on campus

People give to Purdue Engineering for many reasons. They give because they believe an investment in the College is an investment in the future or because they received scholarship support and want to pay that generosity forward. People give because they experienced financial hardship when they were students and want to use their resources to help the newest generation of Purdue engineers. People give in memory of friends or loved ones and because of the fond memories they hold from their time on campus. Some people give simply because they bleed Gold and Black! In this section, we profile donors and their unique reasons for giving to Purdue Engineering.

Visit the Funding Priorities section to see some of Purdue Engineerings most exciting giving opportunities.