Fundraising

Engaging and organizing Purdue’s Chicagoland-based alumni is something the Purdue Club of Chicago (PCC) has been doing for 123 years. As the first and one of the largest Purdue Alumni clubs in the country, the Purdue Club of Chicago seeks to connect the ever increasing population of Chicagoland Purdue alumni and celebrate our Boilermaker spirit!

A major priority of PCC includes funding scholarships for Chicagoland residents that attend Purdue. Last year, we were able to award a $2,000 scholarship to a Chicagoland resident and current student. Through our various fundraising efforts, we were also able to contribute $7,000 to the PCC endowment at Purdue. Our ultimate goal is to grow PCC’s endowment to a level where we can award a scholarship to a Chicagoland resident equal to the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition.

Click Here to view the Scholarship Fundraising Campaign Letter, mailed on April 22, 2013

— There are four easy ways to contribute to the Purdue Club of Chicago —
1.) Contribution Online with Purdue, for the “Purdue Alumni Club Scholarships Chicago Endowment”, By Clicking Here
* Click on: “Make a one-time gift”
* In the: “Select a Designation Area” scroll down to “Purdue Alumni Club Scholarships”
* In the: “Select a Fund drop down box” scroll down to “Chicago Endowment”
2.) Download And Complete The Donation Form, By Clicking Here
3.) Donate to Purdue Club of Chicago Scholarship via PayPal, By Clicking Here
4.) Become a part of the PCC Backers Program, By Clicking Here

Did you Know that the Purdue Club of Chicago is a Qualified 501(c)(3) charitable organization organized for the purpose of providing educational scholarships?
Not only does that mean that contributions made directly to PCC may be tax deductible, it also means that contributions can be made to PCC through other charitable organizations, such as United Way.

Many Individuals support United Way as part of their workplace giving campaigns.  While PCC is not a United Way agency, donors can designate PCC on their United Way pledge form. As always your support allows us to provide scholarships to Chicagoland students attending Purdue University.

If you have any questions regarding contributing to PCC or designating us on your United Way election form, feel free to contact our treasurer Eric Mayer. 

Thank you in advance for your continued commitment to support the efforts of the Purdue Club of Chicago so that we may continue making a difference in our Chicagoland Boilermaker community.