Your Impact

From contributions on Day of Giving to planned gifts from PNW estates, your support enables everything we do. Student scholarships, state-of-the-art classrooms, community outreach—they’re all made possible with your support.

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Bioscience groundbreaking is pictured.

Bioscience building is pictured.

Your Support By the Numbers

  • Purdue University Northwest received nearly $800,000 in contributions from more than 850 generous supporters during the 2021 Purdue Northwest Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 28.
  • Gifts to PNW, as designated by the donors, will be used to support student scholarships, academic programs, athletics, student organizations and other strategic initiatives. The College of Nursing raised the most money of any unit within PNW.
  • PNW once again was among the top 15 of a total 70 various participating units across the entire Purdue system in both dollars raised and number of gifts, resulting in additional “bonus money” awarded to Purdue Northwest.
  • $8 million estate gift from former professor Nils K. Nelson, supporting the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building as well as scholarships named professorships. This state-of-the-art building includes 68,000 feet of cutting-edge research and advanced STEM opportunities.
  • $12 million gift—the largest in PNW’s history—bringing Gabis Arboretum to Purdue University Northwest. The 300-acre preserve provides educational and research opportunities for people throughout Northwest Indiana and beyond.
  • 83% of graduates working full time or accepted into advanced study or service program within six months of graduation, highlighting PNW’s emphasis on hands-on learning in the classroom and beyond.
  • More than $700,000 in scholarships distributed with your support, helping students to focus on their education and advance their dreams.
Chancellor Thomas L. Keon is awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash Award

Chancellor Keon awarded Sagamore of the Wabash

PNW Chancellor Thomas L. Keon received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award while being recognized for his 10 years of transformational leadership in Northwest Indiana at the 5.75 Roaring Ahead Scholarship Gala.

Students cheering and reaching over barricade taking photos with DJ Diesel (AKA Shaquille O'Neal)

Ten Highlights From the 2021-22 Academic Year

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) demonstrated its status as the region’s premier metropolitan university through achievements and events in its academics, student life, athletics, and community impact.

David A Roberts

Purdue University Northwest to honor David A. Roberts as first PNW Alumni Hall of Fame inductee

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) has selected David A. Roberts as the first honoree to the university’s new PNW Alumni Hall of Fame.