Hail Purdue The public phase of “Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University” began on Oct. 9, 2015. The silent phase began on July 1, 2012, and $910 million had been raised by the time of the public launch. The phrase “Ever True” originates from Purdue’s fight song, “Hail Purdue,” written in 1912 by student James Morrison and memorialized on the West Lafayette campus on the Hail Purdue Wall. (Purdue University photo)

Hail Krannert

School helps “Ever True” reach new milestones

There's an old adage in fundraising that "Every gift counts, no matter how large or how small."

Purdue’s “Ever True” campaign, which surpassed $1 billion in contributions from alumni, corporations, foundations and friends as calendar year 2015 came to a close, is no exception. As of Dec. 31, $1,003,583,309 had been committed toward the $2.019 billion goal, a growing portion of which has come from Krannert School donors.

Focusing on three overarching priorities — Place Students First, Build on Our Strengths and Champion Research and Innovation — the campaign has raised $191.6 million for student support, which includes the University’s affordability initiative; $156.2 million for faculty support; $310.1 million for academic programs and projects; $143.9 million for physical infrastructure; and $201.9 million in unrestricted funds.

“The Purdue family has shown incredible generosity toward the University and this campaign,” says Amy Noah, vice president for development, Purdue Research Foundation. “It’s because of ever true Boilermakers — alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends — that Purdue is able to deliver impact, transform lives and keep higher education affordable. We are profoundly grateful.”

That gratitude extends to numerous members of the Krannert family, including Lukia Chen, a senior in the School of Management who donated her portion of prize money from the Kraft Data Dive to a student organization she helped create.

Alumni also have added to the momentum, including gifts from John Hoffner and Venu Srinivasan for student scholarships and contributions from Marge Magner and Tom Howatt for endowed professorships.

Follow the links on this page to learn about the impact of their gifts and visit www.purdue.edu/evertrue for more information on Purdue’s “Ever True” campaign.

All stories courtesy of Purdue Research Foundation

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