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Office of Foundation Relations

Purdue University campus.

The Office of Foundation Relations, part of the Purdue for Life Foundation, works on behalf of Purdue to help University entities secure large-scale funding from private foundations. Our goal is to advance Purdue’s academic, research, and institutional missions through lasting, mutually beneficial partnerships.


Jay T. Akridge

Jay T. Akridge (MS A’83, PhD A’86)

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity

“Given the work our University does to address the world’s grand challenges, I believe we have substantial opportunities to secure funding for that work from foundations. In developing multiple large-scale proposals for foundations, I have found our Foundations Relations team exceptionally helpful. The Office of Foundation Relations has an important role to play in helping us resource all three of our land-grant missions—discovery, learning, and engagement.”