PVM Plans Bigger and Better Day of Giving in 2016!

April 1, 2016

Purdue Veterinary Medicine is gearing up for the 2016 Purdue Day of Giving and this year it’s going to be bigger and better!  Following a very successful Purdue Day of Giving that raised $13.7 million campus-wide in 2015, the third annual Purdue Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 27, will offer bigger and better opportunities than ever as students, faculty, staff, parents and friends join forces for a 24-hour online, social media-driven fundraising effort to support the university and its programs. For PVM, that means a great opportunity to raise money for the College and SCAVMA.  Last year, PVM raised $1.05 million from 175 gifts and ranked third overall in the most dollars raised.  This year, PVM is going for #1 and, thanks to special incentive programs, the more we raise as a College, the more bonus funds the College will receive!

Among the “bigger and better” plans for this year’s Purdue Day of Giving are:

  • More than 30 hourly challenges, which is 11 more than last year, designed to keep the 58 participating programs (academic and non-academic) competing for cash prizes to add to the impact of donations.  The challenges will include: most creative photo of your pet in Purdue gear; largest single donation; most parent donors; most alumni donors of the last decade; and random Purdue Day of Giving selfie.
  • A competition specifically for student organizations will engage more than 140 participating organizations (up 100 from last year) in a friendly rivalry and the chance for cash prizes.
  • On-campus events, including the annual Boiler Bash, will provide activities and entertainment for students.

Those who give to Purdue during the Day of Giving can direct their gifts where they choose by going online to dayofgiving.purdue.edu, or by calling toll-free at 800-319-2199.  For more information, click here to view a news release, or click here to view the Purdue Day of Giving web page, which includes a teaser for this year’s “Bigger and Better” video.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu

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