Frequently Asked Questions


What is Purdue Northwest Day of Giving?

Purdue Northwest Day of Giving is an annual online-based fundraising event taking place on April 26, 2023. For 24 hours, students, alumni, faculty and staff, parents, retirees, and friends from all Purdue units are encouraged to come together and give back to grant opportunities and transform lives at Purdue Northwest. Participation in hourly and full-day challenges can make your gift go even further, and any donation can help your favorite unit (campus, college, school, program, or student organization) claim the top spots on the donation and participation leaderboards for additional bonus funds!

What can I do to help get the word out about Purdue Northwest Day of Giving?

Post about Purdue Northwest Day of Giving on your social networks, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat, using #PNWDayofGiving to spread the buzz that we are Purdue and encourage others to give back!

How do I make a gift?

First: Make sure to click on the calendar reminder or email reminder for April 26, 2023! When it's Purdue Northwest Day of Giving, come back to this site, simply click any button that says "Donate" or "Give Now," and follow the instructions provided. You can also make a gift by phone on Purdue Northwest Day of Giving at 1-219-989-2323. Most importantly: Thank you for your support!

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Yes, there is a $10 minimum on Purdue Northwest Day of Giving.


How do I decide where to give?

You can choose from among many giving opportunities at Purdue Northwest. Gifts to any fund make a vital difference in the lives of students. If you don't wish to prioritize a specific cause, you may donate to your favorite participant's listed unrestricted fund, which allocates your donation to their area of greatest need. 

Where does the challenge money go?

Challenge and prize money will go to each winning unit's area of greatest need.

Can I give via stock in support of Day of Giving?

Yes, you can give a stock gift to support your favorite unit. For more information, please contact

Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. Purdue Northwest Day of Giving utilizes a technology vendor called GiveGab. GiveGab is partnered with Stripe, a certified PCI Level 1 Service Provider (the most stringent level of certification possible), to process all gifts made through Stripe's security documentation is available online.

Will my Purdue Northwest Day of Giving contributions be tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is tax-deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that serves as your receipt for tax purposes.