This spring, the College of Science and 40 other
University entities banded together for the first
Purdue Day of Giving.
Primarily an online and social media event,
the Day of Giving was a full day indeed, running
midnight to midnight April 30 and involving
people from every part of the West Lafayette
campus. In total, Purdue raised $7.5 million from
6,500 donations. The College of Science received
the second-highest total of gifts, raising more
than $1.06 million.
DAY OF GIV$NG
RAISES $7.5 MILLION
COS + 40
The gifts will help fund professorships,
programs and departmental costs within the
College of Science.
The day’s theme was “Opportunity Granted”
and focused on student affordability and accessibility, among other areas. During the energetic
24 hours, Purdue hosted cookouts, tech talks,
stress-relieving outdoor activities and more.
The Computer Science Student Union Board
kept Lawson Commons buzzing all day with coffee
and doughnuts. Computer science department
head Sunil Prabhakar and associate professor
Jennifer Neville were featured in the afternoon.
The duo discussed big data, the CS expansion,
Purdue Moves and other hot topics.
The second annual Purdue Day of Giving will
be held in spring 2015.