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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Your Support By the Numbers

  • Purdue University Northwest (PNW) raised nearly $900,000 from more than 1,240 donations in 24 hours during its annual Day of Giving on April 27, 2022! PNW ranked fourth among 73 participating units in the Purdue system for total gifts received, and the university was in the top 20 of participating units system-wide in total dollars raised. These achievements awarded bonus money to PNW. Participation in PNW’s Day of Giving also increased by 51% from 2021.
  • Gifts to PNW, as designated by the donors, will be used to support student scholarships, academic programs, athletics, student organizations and other strategic initiatives. PNW Athletics earned the top spot among participating PNW units during PNW Day of Giving 2022. The unit tallied more than 750 gifts or about 60% of total donations to PNW.
  • $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.
A student stands in front of a door for PNW's White Lodging Professional Selling Lab

Condolences on Bruce White’s Passing

The students, faculty and staff of the Purdue University Northwest College of Business would like to express our sincere condolences to the White family upon Bruce White’s recent passing. Truly a visionary, Bruce was a beacon for our values of making a difference through dedication, collaboration and adaptability.

People Bank Award Gift to PNW

Peoples Bank Donates Major Gift To Purdue University Northwest

Peoples Bank recently presented a check to Purdue University Northwest (PNW) in the amount of $38,500, confirming the finalization of an agreement and pledge to provide financial support for the university and its students. The agreement includes a $30,000 endowment fund and a total of $8,500 in scholarships that will be funded over the next 5 years.

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.