The Purdue Black Alumni Organization (PBAO) is partnering with the Purdue for Life Foundation to form the Lacey-Mason Giving Circle.
Through the power of collective giving, we will grant opportunities and support programs on campus and in the community that impact the lives of Black students at Purdue. And with your investment, we will also increase scholarship dollars to attract and retain students and help Black alumni take their next giant leap.
Invest in Our Future
The Lacey-Mason Giving Circle is offering two opportunities for you to make an impact:
- Become a Founding Member through a one-time leadership gift of $50,000
- Join the Lacey-Mason Giving Circle through an annual contribution of $1,000
Through one-time leadership gifts of at least $50,000, 11 founding members will give a collective $550,000 or more to form the foundation of the Lacey-Mason Giving Circle.
Founding members are voting members for life and will decide on the giving circle’s formal name. Members may be of any race or nationality.
Lacey-Mason Giving Circle
Members give a minimum of $1,000 annually. With a membership goal of 100 donors, the Lacey-Mason Giving Circle will make a transformational impact each year through contributions totaling at least $100,000.
Each year, 25% of dollars raised are directed to a scholarship fund. All Lacey-Mason Giving Circle members decide jointly how the remaining funds will be distributed to organizations, programs, and projects that impact Black student enrollment through the Boiler Room fast-pitch event.
Members receive a commemorative lapel pin each year and automatically receive membership in the Purdue President’s Council. Members may be of any race or nationality.
George W. Lacey (1890) and Inez Mason (’27) were Purdue’s first male and female Black graduates of record.
Make a gift
If you’re ready to make your leadership gift or if you have questions, please contact:
Senior Director of Development for Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue for Life Foundation
Sharetha Marshall (HHS ’02)
Assistant Director for Regional Outreach, Purdue for Life Foundation