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Giving Opportunities

Your contributions make a difference!

With the generosity of Physics and Astronomy alumni, friends, and corporate and foundation supporters, we will produce the next generation of Boilermakers making a difference and innovating in our field. Private donations are vital to our ability to build and expand innovative programs, launch tomorrow's leaders, promote discovery, and meet global challenges. Our goals are lofty and exciting, and we need your help and continued generosity to achieve them.
Did you know that many employers will double or even triple your gift? Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses. Check now to see if your company offers a match.
Are you aware that if you give $1,000 to Purdue University in one year, you are automatically a member of the President's Council at Purdue? President's Council membership offers you group activities, perks, tailgates, trips, etc. Check it out!
We are so grateful for every donation. 59% of Purdue University students graduate debt free thanks largely to the generosity of our donors. We also offer endowed funds with naming opportunities as well as planned (estate) gift options. 

There are several funds your tax-deductible donation may contribute to starting with the Excellence in Physics fund which supports areas of greatest need. Other areas of need include:

Physics and Astronomy Outreach

Student scholarships (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Women in Physics Association

Minorities and Under-represented Groups in Physics and Astronomy

Purdue Society of Physics Students (Undergraduate)

Physics Graduate Student Association

Physics and Astronomy Research

Because of your support, our department is able to attract top-notch faculty and build state-of-the-art labs to train the leaders of tomorrow. Please consider a gift today to help us achieve the next giant leap in education.  Thank you for your generosity and your investment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy!

Links to Giving Opportunities:

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University Development Office

Planned Gift Opportunities

For more information, please contact:

Jimmy Parker
Chief Development Officer, College of Science
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2023 12:29 PM

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