Close this search box.
Search Menu

Thank you for your interest in supporting Purdue!

Did you know that, during Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University, alumni and friends living outside the U.S. donated more than $50 million to support our University? Ever True included donors from 113 countries around the world. Of the more than 35,000 alumni living outside the U.S., more than 2,500 alumni and friends of Purdue contributed to their colleges and departments, to country-specific giving opportunities, and more. Purdue also has nearly 15,000 international alumni living inside the U.S.

Help us help you stay engaged

Purdue relies on the leadership of global alumni and friends like you, long after your time on campus has passed. Our University endeavors to offer you a lifetime of value, and there are many ways to engage—share your time, talent, and treasure with Purdue!

International Gifts

International donors are encouraged to consult their financial and tax advisors when considering a gift to Purdue. Below are giving tips and opportunities:


Purdue is on the list of prescribed universities in the Canadian Income Tax Act Schedule VIII Section 3503. All donations to Purdue are tax-deductible in Canada and subject to any regulations that might otherwise apply.


Purdue and Colombia have a long-standing partnership.

Hong Kong

Alumni have contributed to an endowment scholarship fund, the Hong Kong Legacy Scholarship, which was established in 2018. Make a contribution to the scholarship fund.


Several initiatives have been established.


Contributions made by taxpayers in Mexico to Purdue meet the requirements necessary to be considered tax-deductible under the US-Mexico Income Tax Convention Article 22. All donations to Purdue are tax-deductible in Mexico and subject to any regulations that might otherwise apply.

United Kingdom and European Union

Due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Purdue alumni and friends must opt in to receive communications from us. To opt in, please make a request to

International Programs

The International Programs gift funds support important intercultural activities for students and the Purdue community. For specific programs and opportunities, visit

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a life-changing opportunity for students to experience their coursework in another country. Countless students have reported that studying abroad tests their ability to adapt to diverse situations and people and to problem solve.

Purdue for Life Foundation

Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.