Calling upon superheroes to pledge support for PNW
Purdue University Northwest (PNW) hopes to inspire superheroes among its alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and students by making a pledge of support during the Purdue Northwest Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 25. The once-a-year event is a non-stop, 24-hour opportunity to support PNW’s student scholarships, academic programs, athletics and more.
Designed to provide a convenient, daylong opportunity to make a monetary gift of any amount to PNW, last year’s Day of Giving raised more than $900,000. That record-breaking amount was part of a total $28.2 million raised across all Purdue University campuses from 15,181 gifts in just 24 hours.
Convenient ways to give
Donations can be made online beginning at 11 p.m. CDT, or local time in Northwest Indiana, on Tuesday, April 24 at pnw.edu/dayofgiving. Donations will also be accepted by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 at 219-989-2323. Visitors to the website will learn how their donations benefit PNW, how to give to their favorite college or cause, and various giving challenges and matching funds that increases the value of their donation to PNW even more.
Donors can give to the College of Business, College of Engineering & Sciences, College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Technology, Honors College, Athletics, Strategic Initiatives, Sinai Forum, Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, Bioscience Innovation Building 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. A few highlighted hours are:
- 11 a.m. CDT, most creative selfie tagged with #PNWDayOfGiving earns an extra $1,500 donation for PNW
- 5 p.m. CDT, a random first-time donor to PNW will be chosen, which earns an extra $1,500 donation for PNW
- 6 p.m. CDT, donation from the person living farthest from campus earns an extra $1,000 donation for PNW
- 9 p.m. CDT, most donations received from alumni donors earns an extra $3,000 donation for PNW
More ways to give
The fun kicks off from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at Byway Brewing Co., 2825 Carlson Drive in Hammond. A second kick-off event is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Patrick’s Grille, 4125 S. Franklin. St. in Michigan City.
Day of Giving headquarters will be set up starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25 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 and join other fun activities.