Since Purdue University's founding in 1869, alumni and friends have played a pivotal role in establishing it as one of the world's preeminent universities. Many of these alumni and friends have not only provided funds year by year, but also have built a permanent financial foundation for Purdue by contributing to the Purdue Foundation Endowment.

You, too, can have a lasting impact on this great University and help to shape the future of Purdue Arboretum.

 What is an endowment?

Endowments are gifts held in perpetuity and invested in a manner that protects the principal from inflation. The investment income provides a stable funding source for such purposes as scholarships, professorships, lecture series, and research centers.

Purdue has received and managed hundreds of endowment gifts over the years. Collectively, these gifts make up the Purdue Foundation Endowment.

Indispensable to Excellence

Endowment gifts from alumni and friends enable Purdue to offer a scholarship to an exceptional student, attract an outstanding professor, buy equipment, enhance a library - small things in the big picture, but indispensable to excellence.

A Secure Source

Because endowments are held in perpetuity and invested for the long term, these gifts provide one of the most secure sources of future revenue.

To Make Gift to the Endowment of the Purdue Arboretum please contact the Development Office in the College of Agriculture.


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