PNW gifts so far nearing $270,000
Donors are showing their support for Purdue University Northwest as contributions continue to come in Wednesday for Purdue Northwest’s annual Day of Giving.
The 24-hour opportunity to give to PNW launched Tuesday at 11 p.m. CDT, or local time in Northwest Indiana. Donations can be made online at pnw.edu/DayofGiving through 10:59 p.m. CDT (11:59 EDT) April 24. All gifts are welcomed to support student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more.
As of noon, PNW gifts were soaring ahead of expectations at $270,000 with more than 265 donations coming in from throughout northwest Indiana, the state and across the nation.
Lisa Goodnight, vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement, thanked everyone who has donated so far for their generosity.
“Day of Giving is an example of the community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters that surround Purdue Northwest. This day is a special opportunity to generate extra excitement about the many ways to support PNW students and programs across our Westville and Hammond campuses,” Goodnight said. “We are truly grateful to everyone who has supported the Purdue Northwest Day of Giving, and we encourage those who wish to contribute to transforming our students’ lives to participate before the day ends.”
A convenient way to give
The sixth annual Day of Giving provides PNW alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students, community members and friends a 24-hour opportunity to give to PNW and to support student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more. There are several fundraising challenges and opportunities for matching funds to raise even more for PNW.
Last year’s Day of Giving raised more than $1 million in support of PNW students and programs.
“Each year the response from our Purdue Northwest supporters to the Day of Giving is an overwhelming validation of our continued work and growth in higher education and the community,” Purdue Northwest Chancellor Thomas L. Keon said. “This is an indication of the willingness of people, companies and organizations to invest in the future of the university, our students and northwest Indiana.”
Goodnight noted that many PNW alumni, Northwest Indiana corporate partners and national supporters of the Purdue Northwest campuses are significant contributors to the success of Purdue Northwest Day of Giving.
Earlier today, Lakeshore Public Media offered PNW’s College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences $24,400 in airtime and advertising support to renew the 26-episode “Roundtable Perspective” program another season.
Duneland Health Council of Michigan City made a gift of $30,000 to the PNW College of Nursing to fund scholarships to students from La Porte County.
Peter Nau, president of Hammond Machine Works, donated $25,000 in scholarship support for the PNW College of Technology.
The Carlisle Family, who have a lasting connection to the university, donated $5,000 towards the Carlisle Family scholarship which serves students in need of financial support for their schooling in honor of the late PNW professor John Carlisle.
PNW also extends a heartfelt thanks to the following businesses for their in-kind support to raise awareness about PNW Day of Giving:
- The Times Media Company
- Video production company, Local 219
- Lithographic Communications
- Spark Marketing, Byway Brewery, and Follett
Ways to give
Visit www.pnw.edu/DayofGiving to make a gift and to learn more about PNW Day of Giving, including how to designate a gift to scholarships, an academic area of interest, athletics or strategic area. Visitors to the website can track giving on a leaderboard, view a Day of Giving video and find additional information about the day’s activities. Donations will also be accepted by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24 at 219-989-2323.
Sharing the hashtag #PNWDayofGiving through a tweet or with a photo also will generate money on behalf of PNW during designated challenge hours.
On the PNW campuses, Day of Giving headquarters are located at Hammond in the Student Union & Library concourse and at Westville in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Room 144. Updates will be displayed and snacks will be available to those who stop by to follow the giving progress and make a donation.
There is an opportunity to generate even more money by giving during designated challenge hours. Some of today’s upcoming PNW challenge hours (all times CDT) are:
- 10 a.m. CDT – Share the most unique photo with the Day of Giving Logo, including the hashtags #PNWDayofGiving and #PurdueDayofGiving
- Noon CDT – Most donations from Alumni Donors
- 5 p.m. CDT – Power Hour: Random First Time Donor
- 8 p.m. CDT – Most GOLD (graduates of the last decade) alumni
Purdue Northwest Day of Giving
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites alumni, faculty, staff, parents, students and friends of the university to take part in the April 24 Purdue Northwest Day of Giving, a 24-hour opportunity to give to PNW and to support student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more. Donations can be made online through 10:59 p.m. CDT (11:59 p.m. EDT) on April 24. Information about donations, how to give to a specific college or cause, and various giving challenges and matching funds is at www.PNW.edu/dayofgiving.