HAMMOND & WESTVILLE – Purdue University Northwest invites alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and students to take part in the April 26 Purdue Day of Giving, a 24-hour opportunity to give to PNW to support student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more.
The fourth annual Day of Giving is designed to provide a once a year, convenient, non-stop, daylong opportunity to make a monetary gift of any amount to support the PNW campuses. Last year, the PNW community came together to raise $695,621 in one day. That amount was part of a total $18.3 million raised by the Purdue University campuses from 12,872 gifts in just 24 hours.
A convenient way to give
Day of Giving donations can be made online beginning at midnight April 26 at pnw.edu/dayofgiving. Visitors to the site will also find information about how their donations will benefit PNW, how to give to their favorite college or cause, and various giving challenges and matching funds that help their gifts raise even more for PNW.
Donors can choose to give to the College of Business, College of Engineering & Sciences, Honors College, College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Technology, Athletics, Sinai Forum, Student Organizations, Strategic Initiatives, University Art Collections and others.
Sharing the hashtag #PNWDayOfGiving through a tweet or photo will also generate money on behalf of PNW during designated challenge hours.
Donors can generate even more support by giving during designated challenge hours. Some of the PNW challenge hours are:
Midnight, 9 a.m., Noon, 5 p.m., and 9 p.m. – 50th Original Tweet with both #PNWDayOfGiving and #PurdueDayofGiving earns a $1,000 donation to Purdue Northwest.
10 a.m., 4 p.m., – Most Unique Photo with Day of Giving Logo and with both #PNWDayOfGiving and #PurdueDayofGiving earns a $2,000 donation to Purdue Northwest.
6 p.m., 7 p.m. – Most Creative Picture of your Kid(s) in Purdue Northwest Gear on Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to include #PurdueDayofGiving and #PNWDayOfGiving for a chance to earn a $2,000 donation to Purdue Northwest.
More ways to give
The fun will kick off on April 18 with a Giveback Day from noon to 8 p.m., hosted by Byway Brewing Co., 2825 Carlson Drive in Hammond, with 15 percent of all food sales donated to the PNW Day of Giving. Guests must bring a downloadable coupon available at pnw.edu/dayofgiving for their food sales to count.
Day of Giving headquarters will be set up starting at 8 a.m. on April 26 on the PNW Hammond Campus in the Student Union Library Concourse and in Westville in the Library-Student-Faculty Building in the hallway near Room 144. Guests are invited to stop by to make a donation, watch the donations grow on a leaderboard, buy a Day of Giving T-shirt and join other fun activities.
Day of Giving T-shirts are for sale for $5 each. They are available for purchase through the Development Offices on the Westville and Hammond campuses or by contacting Danielle Haydell at 219-989-4155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.