Purdue University Northwest (PNW) hopes to inspire superheroes among its alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends and students to make a pledge of support during the Purdue Northwest Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 24. 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, Day of Giving sees gifts from thousands of superheroes who answer that call.
Convenient ways to give Donations can be made online beginning at 11 p.m. CDT, or local time in Northwest Indiana, on April 23 at pnw.edu/dayofgiving. Donations will also be accepted by phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24 at 219-989-2323. Visitors to the website will also learn how their donations benefit PNW, how to give to their favorite college or cause, and about various giving challenges and matching funds that increase the value of their donations 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, Scholarships, 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.
Challenge hours Donors can generate even more support by giving during designated challenge hours. A few highlighted hours are:
- 10:00 a.m. CDT – Share the most unique photo with the Day of Giving logo, including the #PNWDayofGiving and #PurdueDayofGiving
- 12:00 p.m. CDT – Most donations from Alumni Donors
- 5:00 p.m. CDT – Power Hour: Random First Time Donor
- 8:00 p.m. CDT – Most GOLD (graduates of the last decade) alumni
The fun kicked off Thursday, April 11, at Byway Brewing Company in Hammond, a favorite PNW hangout. Supporters gathered to enjoy festivities and to celebrate the spirit of giving that culminates on April 24.
Day of Giving headquarters will open at 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 24 in the Student Union & Library Concourse on the PNW Hammond Campus and in the Library-Student-Faculty Building in the hallway near Room 144 in Westville. Guests are invited to stop by to make a donation, watch the donations grow on a leaderboard and join other fun activities.