President’s Council

Donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to any Purdue school, college, program, department, or campus initiative automatically become members of the President’s Council family. Thank you for your generous support! Together, we are Purdue. Together, we move the world forward.

The opportunity to travel with President’s Council is an exclusive benefit of membership. Read how to become a President’s Council member or contact us to learn more.

About President’s Council

Giving is in the University’s DNA. John Purdue led the way with his original gift of $150,000 in 1869. Following his example, the President’s Council family has set the gold (and black) standard for private giving at Purdue since 1972.

You become a President’s Council family member by virtue of your loyalty and leadership gifts of $1,000 or more each year—gifts that support whatever your personal Purdue passions may be.

The President’s Council family roster reads like a Purdue Who’s Who: astronauts, Nobel Prize laureates, World Food Prize recipients, Super Bowl quarterbacks, university presidents, inventors, engineers, authors, aviators, Academy Award winners, corporate leaders, cutting-edge entrepreneurs, alumni, hundreds of Purdue faculty, staff members, and people like you. There’s something for the entire family across the generations of the Purdue faithful—with alumni members from the classes of the 1930s to recent graduates.

Together, the President’s Council family represents a tradition of support that ensures Purdue’s ongoing excellence. The generosity of our family of kindred spirits allows the University to deliver higher education at the highest proven value by creating new scholarships, increasing faculty support, funding cutting-edge facilities and innovative programs, and keeping a Purdue education affordable.