Inaugural Day of Giving raises millions

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A 24-hour donation event gave people the chance to give back for the inaugural Purdue Day of Giving.

Purdue celebrated the event Wednesday afternoon with a cookout. Coach Darrell Hazell and other Purdue coaches came out in support.

As of midnight, more than 6,500 donors gave nearly $7.5 million towards Day of Giving.

Purdue Vice President of Development Amy Noah said the total donated has nearly tripled their event goal with a significant portion of donations have gone towards student aid.

“It’s been very positive. We do have a couple of people, who have been in contact with us, so we anticipate that we’re going to have a strong close for the next eight to 10 more hours here and we think that we’re going to be able to go pass that number in a pretty big way,” said Noah.

For more information on event totals for Purdue’s Day of Giving, click here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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