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Purdue University School of
Mechanical Engineering
Ray W. Herrick Laboratories
$2M Facilities Fund Challenge Match

The School of Mechanical Engineering is committed to recruiting the best and brightest students from around the world to learn from world-class faculty in state of the art facilities.  One of the most important tools for achieving these successes is providing cutting edge facilities.  To inspire new contributions to this project, Mechanical Engineering is excited to announce a $2,000,000 challenge match fund devoted to increasing resources for ME capital projects.  The challenge match is currently in progress and will remain available until funds are depleted with gifts to our Herrick Labs Renovation/ME Facilities Fund.


How It Works …

• Outright cash gifts, multi-year pledges, and gifts of securities will be matched 1:1 to provide facilities support for the ME School, up to $2M total.

• Pledges can be payable over 5 years and funds will be reserved from the matching pool until future payments are received.   

• Employer matching gift programs are also eligible for the challenge match.


Maximize Your Impact

The School of Mechanical Engineering has a proven track record for educating top mechanical engineering students and providing discovery through delivery with our research programs.  The power of this match will help us complete the next wave of scientific and engineering innovations.  All outright contributions, multi-year pledges and gifts of securities will help qualify and help us raise much needed restricted funds for ME facilities.  If you work for a company that matches gift funds, you can leverage that as well toward the matching fund.  For example:  you pledge $25,000 (or $5,000/year over 5 years) and your company matches this gift for $25,000.  Purdue ME reserves a total of $50,000 from the Facilities Challenge Fund giving you a gift impact to the School for $100,000 that can be used to name spaces in the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories. 


About the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories

The Ray W. Herrick Laboratories facility will significantly impact resources available for graduate student learning, help us attract and retain the best faculty, strengthen the School’s capacity to generate innovative research that leads to increases in technology transfer and business development.



• Gifts of $25,000 or more qualify you for lifetime membership in the President’s Council (Gateway Level.)  The President’s Council recognizes the University’s most generous benefactors.  Additional information and benefits of President’s Council online click here

• Gifts of $5,000 or more may be acknowledged through a permanent naming opportunity in the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, as space is available.  A full listing of spaces to be named is on the web:


Interested in Participating?

Contact the Mechanical Engineering Development Office,
Laura Edwards or 765-494-5629. 
Details available on the web at or make your secure gift online.