The Purdue Alumni Association offers a wealth of opportunities to get involved and reconnect with your university and fellow alumni, no matter what you’re interested in or where you live. Here are a few ways that you can help shape Purdue’s future through volunteering your time or making a contribution.


Donations are critical to your Purdue Alumni Association. Your support provides important services and programs to the university, as well as the community at large. Unrestricted gifts go toward Homecoming, networking and career resources, and basketball events, as well as student programs and more. You can make gifts in your own name, or as a tribute or honor to someone else.

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Purdue Federal Cash Rewards

Are you a Purdue Federal Credit Union member? Did you know you can redeem your Purdue Federal Cash Rewards points as a donation to Purdue Alumni? Your cash deposit occurs instantly and there are no fees!

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Club Scholarships

Many local Purdue Alumni Clubs maintain their scholarship accounts at Purdue University. Donating to these accounts insures that you receive recognition in the Purdue University gift reporting system, and these gifts are eligible for tax deductions. Purdue’s Division of Financial aid selects scholarship recipients based on written criteria provided by the local club.

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Awards Programs

The Purdue Alumni Association manages several award programs that honor the accomplishments and service of Purdue graduates. Check out the different awards and see if you can identify a deserving alum to nominate.

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Using AmazonSmile is a simple way to support your Purdue Alumni Association at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the same low prices and selection as, with the added bonus that a portion of the purchase price will be donated to Purdue Alumni.

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Looking to share your time, expertise, and energy? You can help mentor students, volunteer at a mock career fair, advise a fraternity or sorority, or present your expertise in a webinar or an in-person event. Those are just a few ideas to get you started. Check out the full list, and let us know what interests you!

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Welcome Students

The Office of Admissions and the Purdue Alumni Association collaborate on the PART (Purdue Alumni Recruiting for Tomorrow) alumni volunteer program in which alumni represent the University across the country at local college fairs and college night programs.

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