Fundraising Success Lays Foundation for New Hospital Project Campaign

Record Giving Propels PVM toward Ever True Campaign Goal


By Kevin Doerr and Cassandra Clore

Thanks to the abundant generosity of Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumni and friends, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine reached 93% of its goal as part of the Purdue University Ever True Campaign as of the close of the 2016-2017 fiscal year on June 30. With achievement of the College's overall Ever True Campaign goal of $40 million in sight, fundraising efforts now are focusing on the remaining support needed to meet the goal for Purdue Veterinary Medicine facilities. The Purdue University Ever True Campaign concludes in 2019, the University's 150th anniversary year.

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Fiscal year 2016-2017 proved to be record breaking for the College of Veterinary Medicine, which raised $8.76 million in private gifts, exceeding its fiscal year goal of $5 million by 75 percent. That success brings the total raised by the College during the Ever True Campaign to $37.2 million. That amount includes $11.9 million for faculty support, $9.4 million for programs, $8 million for student support, and $4.1 million for areas of greatest need (unrestricted). All of those totals exceed the goals originally set for those categories. However, the College still faces a significant unmet need for facilities, with only $3.7 million raised toward the goal of $18 million.

"We are very excited about our success so far in raising funds to meet our College's Ever True Campaign goals," said Purdue Veterinary Medicine Dean Willie Reed. "It is no small accomplishment to achieve and even exceed our campaign goals for faculty support, student support, programs, and unrestricted funds," he said. "We are so deeply grateful for the generosity of our contributors who are recognized in the Donor Honor Roll listed on the following pages."

Looking forward, Dean Reed explained that now the College must focus on meeting the remaining need for support of PVM facilities, especially the new Equine Hospital project. "We are only about 21 percent of the way toward our total campaign goal for PVM facilities – a goal that includes $5 million in private funding for the new hospital," Dean Reed said. "I'm confident that as details of the new hospital project unfold, alumni, hospital clients, and friends of our College will step forward to help us create a truly outstanding facility dedicated to excellent treatment and care of large animal patients and the education of the next generation of equine practitioners and specialists."

Phase 1: Equine Hospital Naming Opportunities


The eye-catching structure will provide a number of special naming opportunities for donors, according to Purdue Veterinary Medicine Director of Advancement Chad Rohlfs. Those naming opportunities include the equine outpatient reception area and exam rooms; wards for surgery, reproductive systems (theriogenology), and medicine; an intensive care unit; and areas for nuclear medicine, radiology, MRI, CT, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, and rounds. "This is such an exciting time for our College," said Chad. "The construction of this facility will provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for donors to support our College and be prominently recognized through the naming of these key areas in a marvelous new PVM equine hospital." For more information about naming opportunities, contact the PVM Advancement Office at 765-494-6304 or, or donate directly through the Ever True campaign.

The total Purdue University Ever True Campaign goal is $2.019 billion. So far, the University campaign has raised in excess of $1.586 billion from more than 173,000 donors.

This story is part of the 2017 Annual PVM Report.

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