What would we use the money for? Lots of things! If you look at the Participate, Research, and Education menus, you can imagine the costs associated with those related activities. Answering this a different way, we seek support for equipment, supplies, student internships, graduate research assistantships, sustainable landscaping projects, faculty and staff time.
When you give, you can leave it up to us to decide how best to use your contribution. You can also fund a specific kind of activity, such as internships, landscaping projects, or educational content development on a particular topic. Especially for smaller contributions, we recommend the unrestricted approach so we can easily combine funds to get projects done.
The simplest way to make a donation is to follow this direct link to the ERC Fund within the Development giving site. Or you can send us a check made out to “Purdue Fort Wayne Foundation” in the amount you want to donate, and put “ERC” in the memo field. You can send it to the Director of the ERC using the contact information on this page, and you’re done. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Director so he can work with you and campus Development to make your contribution happen. Either way, you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
If you have any questions, you can contact the ERC Director or Purdue University Fort Wayne Development. Whatever you decide to do, we thank you for considering us.