Purdue Day of Giving (Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier)
Purdue Day of Giving (Photo: John Terhune/Journal & Courier)
WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue wrapped up a seven-year fundraising campaign by bringing in more than $2.5 billion and topping the initial goal by 25 percent, the university reported Tuesday.

“Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue University” started in 2012 with a goal of $2.019 billion and wound up with more than 200,000 donors by the end of fiscal year 2019, which ended June 30.

“Our message really is one of gratitude,” said Amy Noah, Purdue's vice president for development.

“It’s kind of astonishing when you think about 209,000 people-plus giving to this campaign, many of whom had never given to Purdue before,” Noah said. “They must have been compelled and felt good about making that decision. We’re just incredibly grateful for that.”

Purdue went public with the campaign in July 2015, when it already had raised $900 million.

Here’s a look at Ever True, by the numbers, as reported by Purdue.

$2.019 billion – The initial goal for the Ever True campaign took its aim from 2019, the 150th anniversary of Purdue’s founding.
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