Purdue University receives $65 million commitment from anonymous donors
February 21, 2013
Purdue University recently announced it received the largest donation in its 144-year history. The $65 million estate gift from an anonymous donor was given to the school's College of Agriculture to help the discipline continue its tradition of excellence into the future, according to Purdue's Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture, Jay Akridge.
"This donor will make an incredible investment in Purdue Agriculture because they believe in our ability, both today and in the future, to deliver on a research, education and Extension mission that addresses our most pressing real-world problems with real-world solutions," Akridge added.
Purdue president Mitch Daniels asserts that this commitment will help the university continue to support students in this field as they become tomorrow's leaders in agricultural science and education.
However, this isn't the only fundraising taking place at Purdue. Last year, the school launched the Faculty Excellence Challenge Match, which brought in $22 million through the combination of gifts and matching funds. This money was used to create endowed professorships with the intention of increasing Purdue's competitiveness in recruiting top talent.
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