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Purdue for Life Foundation

Another Year of Giant Leaps!

More than 83,000 alumni, faculty, staff, retirees, students, parents and families, friends, fans, and corporate and foundation partners gave a record-shattering $610.3 million to Purdue during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Thank you for helping us build a better world together. Discover more about this monumental year in our second annual impact report.

Check Out the Latest Edition of Purdue Alumnus Magazine!

Get to know President Mung Chiang. Learn more about the Equity Task Force. Discover how Boilermakers are innovating to make the world a better place. All of this—and much more—is just a click away when you explore the spring edition of Purdue’s flagship publication!

What is the Purdue for Life Foundation?

The Purdue for Life Foundation—created in 2020 by uniting the Purdue Alumni Association and the University Development Office—helps people who love Purdue stay connected, get involved, and give back. Keep an eye on our upcoming events portal, and keep in touch through the email preference center and by following us on social media, joining Purdue Ties, and visiting our website often, where you can enjoy Alumnus magazine content, news, and more. And if you’re a President’s Council, John Purdue Club, or Purdue Alumni Association member, there are even more ways to stay connected.

PURDUE CONNECT: Your go-to destination for these resources and more

  • alumni directory
  • events registration
  • giving history and tax receipts
  • John Purdue Club points
  • Convos points
  • contact information and other details (see My Profile)
  • options for communications preferences (see My Profile)


Alum Bowen Celebrates 20 Years of Unique Gameday Tradition

Bob Bowen (CE’62, HDR E’07) has at least two enduring passions—Purdue and bicycling—and he has found a clever way to celebrate both loves at the same time. Once a year on the day of Purdue’s first home football game, Bowen leads a bike ride from Indianapolis to West Lafayette in celebration of the Boilermakers and new beginnings.


Memberships Offer Opportunities to Strengthen Purdue Bonds

Through membership in the Purdue Alumni Association, President’s Council, John Purdue Club, the brand-new Purdue Parents & Families Club, or Purdue Alumni Student Experience, you can enhance your connection with the university we all love. Find your fit, and take your next giant leap as a Boilermaker!


Pharmacy Alumna and Husband Give Additional $17 Million to Support Purdue College of Pharmacy

JeanAnne “Jeannie” (P’61) and Jim Chaney, Purdue Pharmacy’s most generous donors, have made an additional $17 million commitment in support of pharmacy scholarships. The Chaneys are among the most prolific benefactors in university history, having committed more than $44 million over 45 years.