In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re diving into Purdue Day of Giving, an annual event to support Purdue’s giant leap as one of the world’s leading academic institutions. Every year on Purdue Day of Giving, thousands of alumni, donors and friends pay it forward – and show just how much the university has meant to them.
Amber Turner, assistant vice president for broad-based campaigns and strategic engagement for the Purdue for Life Foundation, and Kate Pottschmidt, senior director of broad-based campaigns and digital engagement for the Purdue for Life Foundation, discuss how Day of Giving got started in 2014 and how it’s grown since then to raise a total of $241.5 million.
Plus, you’ll hear from Dick Buell, establisher of the L. Dick Buell Endowed Head Men’s Basketball Coaching position and President’s Council (part of the Purdue for Life Foundation) member, about why he focuses on giving back to his alma mater.
Mark your calendars – this year’s Purdue Day of Giving is Wednesday, April 27!