Giving to Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering

Scott Banfield

A note from our Development team

As we answer the call once more, we rally behind the School of Mechanical Engineering’s tradition of providing world class education through hands-on experiential learning.  Our faculty is poised to uncover breakthroughs that will advance our society and offer solutions to complex problems.  And, we will be investing heavily in the infrastructure of the School of Mechanical Engineering to ensure our facilities are on the leading edge of higher education helping us recruit and retain global leaders as part of our student body and faculty. 

In my role as the Sr. Director of Development in the School of Mechanical Engineering, I have had the pleasure of working with our loyal alumni and friends who are making philanthropic gifts that are shaping our future.  Your philanthropy has been a driving force in consistently sustaining our school as one of the best in the country. 

Now, as we forecast the future needs of our students, faculty, and staff, we are setting our sights on new measures of success.  Our enrollment is at an all-time high and we have grown our faculty size to meet this enrollment growth.  The impact of all previous gifts has provided our foundation for this growth and it has also presented some unique challenges.  I hope your pride in the School of Mechanical Engineering will inspire you to consider helping us meet these challenges with a financial gift.  Our friendship has never lacked and we are deeply thankful for all gifts to this wonderful institution.

Hail Purdue!

Scott Banfield
Senior Managing Director of Development
Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering