A campaign for Purdue University has officially been named the largest fundraising initiative in the university’s history. Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University was announced in 2015, and has since generated $2.5 billion, a 25 percent bump above its $2 billion goal.
Ever True received more than 1 million gifts from nearly 210,000 donors across 113 countries, all 50 states and all 92 Indiana counties.
The university reports first-time donors accounted for half of all contributors.
“Ever True has been a historic undertaking,” Purdue President Mitch Daniels said in a news release. “Our university was created from a remarkable act of generosity: John Purdue’s gift of $150,000 and 100 acres of farmland. Throughout this campaign, the Purdue family has followed our founding benefactor’s lead and made generous contributions that support people and initiatives across the entire Purdue system. We celebrate the alumni and friends who have invested in Purdue University, and we are profoundly thankful.”