Support Students in Need: Show “We Care”

May 6, 2020

During the last few months through unprecedented challenges, we have pulled together to continue serving our students. Faculty and staff have moved entire courses online, offered remote advising and counseling, and supported students in persisting to their degrees.

We make a difference in the lives of our students every day. Now PNW is launching the “We Care” campaign to give us the opportunity to make a financial impact as well.

Make a One-Time Gift

I write to you today to ask for your support of our students through a gift to the Dean of Students Emergency Assistance Fund. As you are well aware, the global pandemic has affected the ability of many of our students to continue their education. Their hardships range from issues such as housing, food insecurity, inability to pay tuition, job loss, access to mental health services, transportation, and other extenuating circumstances.

A number of PNW alumni and friends have stepped in to support our students. With this help, our emergency fund already has made a positive impact in many PNW students’ lives. I hope you will join me in making a gift to our Dean of Students Emergency Assistance Fund. All the proceeds of this fund go directly to students who face sudden financial uncertainty.

Show Our Students How Much We Care

There are multiple, convenient ways to give:

  1. Make a One-Time Gift 

Close the initial pop-up, then click the “PNW Dean of Students Emergency Assistance” button before entering your donation amount.

2. Give Monthly Through Payroll Deduction

Be sure to click the “Designation” button and select a PNW fund.

3. Send a Check or Cash Gift

Purdue University Northwest
Institutional Advancement
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323

To give by mail, please make your check payable to Purdue Northwest, indicating your intentions in the memo line and mail to our Hammond Operation Center at the address above.

A seal featuring hands gripping a heart and the text, "Purdue Northwest. We care. Emergency student relief fund"While we are faced with instability now, I know that our PNW community will be stronger than ever in the months to come. If it is financially possible for you, please make a gift today.

My best wishes for safety and good health to you, your family and friends. Thank you for your support of our students.


Lisa J. Goodnight, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement
Professor of Communication