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DEVELOPING CHAMPIONS

The annual scholarship bill for Purdue Athletics exceeds $13.5 million. For the past two years, the annual scholarship bill was fully funded by donor support. We believe this is the new standard to maintain as we move forward and continue elevating our programs. Gifts to the John Purdue Club enhance the sustainability of our programs while helping shape the next generation of Boilermaker student-athletes. We are ever grateful for the support of more than 10,000 members in this shared mission. 

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Purdue University Soccer players in the field

1869 SOCIETY

Launched to support the More Than a Game campaign, the 1869 Society is a collection of businesses of all sizes that are committed philanthropic supporters at the $5,000 level or above. Become a founding member today.

ATHLETES IN ACTION

STRENGTH. SPEED. TALENT.

Ross Ade Stadium during a football game

YOUR ROSS-ADE STADIUM

PHASE 1 COMPLETE

The future for the home of Boilermaker Football has come into an exciting level of focus as Purdue Athletics has unveiled the work from Phase 1 of Ross-Ade Stadium’s renovation during the 2023 Purdue Football season.

Originally announced on April 8, the $45.4 million initial phase strategically enhanced several areas of the student-athlete and fan experience within the Ross-Ade footprint, creating a game day environment that is second-to-none for future generations of Boilermakers.

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.