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Purdue breaks record giving with $451 million

Purdue University hit record totals for research funding and giving. The fiscal year ended June 30 and Giving to Purdue hit a record of more than $451.5 million.

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 4:39 AM
Updated: Jul 11, 2018 5:15 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue University hit record totals this year for research, funding and giving. The fiscal year ended June 30 and Giving to Purdue hit a record of more than $451.5 million.

For the first time, alumni, faculty, staff and students contributed more than $400 million. This year was the second year in a row that Purdue donors contributed a record amount to the university.

"This outpouring of generosity equips Purdue for even grater excellence, and it brings powerful momentum to the final year of our 'Ever True' campaing," said Vice President for Development Amy Noah. "We are grateful for the thousands of supporters who are each helping Purdue take the next giant leap."

More than $88 million dollars was raised for student support, which is up from last year's $75 million. This comes after Purdue admitted its largest freshman class ever for next fall.

The seven-year "Ever True" campaign will comclude on June 30, 2019 during the university's 150th anniversary celebration.

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