Thank you for supporting the vital work of Purdue Hillel! Your investment makes a significant difference in the lives of Jewish Boilermakers, and is the backbone of our ability to engage hundreds of students in a meaningful way.
A giving group that makes it possible for Jewish students like yours to experience all that Hillel brings to campus.
Purdue Hillel’s young alumni giving community that helps prevent alumni from losing their connection to their Purdue Jewish Community.
Support Purdue Hillel during the fourth annual Hillel Global Giving Week, May 1-5! This week, your dollars will be matched 1:1 up to $10K thanks to generous support from Hillel International and our lead donors!
Our annual fall donation challenge where Purdue competes with the other Big Ten Hillels to support Midwest Jewry.
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There are no costs for students to participate in Purdue Hillel's vibrant community!
With a gift of 360$ or more you can join the Purdue Hillel Family Network, a giving group that makes it possible for Jewish students like yours to experience all that Hillel brings to campus.
Welcome students to Purdue Hillel for mentorship conversations that provide personalized resume building and interview coaching.
Provide access to Purdue Hillel alumni, professionals in every discipline offered at Purdue, to network with for prestigious internships and career opportunities.
Serve as a resource for education and advocacy on behalf of all Jewish students at Purdue University.
Engage with Jewish students, staff and faculty at Purdue's largest ongoing gathering of Jews on campus at Bagel Break every Tuesday.
Gather students for weekly student-led Shabbat worship services and provide them with a free, home-cooked Shabbat dinner.
Show our students the power and beauty of Jewish community through our Jewish Learning Fellowship semester-long seminar, which earns Fellows a 300$ scholarship.
For over 70 years, the corner of State & Waldron has been the intersection for generations of Jewish Boilermakers looking for Jewish community during their time at Purdue University. No matter your major, career path, or current address, thousands of alumni have a love and appreciation for Purdue University Hillel. We yearn to prevent our alumni from losing their connection while supporting our young alumni under the age of thirty as they transition into their professional careers.
The State & Waldron Society is Purdue Hillel’s young alumni giving community that is the antidote. When our young alumni give monthly to Purdue Hillel, Purdue Hillel will prevent alumni from losing their connection by giving alumni continued access to the rhythm of campus life, quarterly networking opportunities and skills-building workshops with alumni who are industry leaders, and so much more.
After you become a S&WS member, setting up a recurring payment at our recommended minimum of $18/month, you can expect:
Our profound gratitude to the scores of supporters who helped us raise over $17,000 to support Jewish life at Purdue during Hillel Global Giving Week. This week was a challenging one for our Jewish Boilermakers, as the university announced that Parents' Weekend this fall is in direct conflict with Rosh Hashanah. Now, more than ever, the work we do at Purdue Hillel to educate and advocate on behalf of our Jewish students can't be underestimated. The ongoing support of our parents, grandparents, alumni, fans, and friends helps ensure that Jewish life at Purdue can thrive. We are working with the university in hopes of a date change for the fall as well as a commitment to not allowing this to happen again in future years. Thank you so much for your ongoing support.
Purdue Hillel Student Leadership, Professional Staff, and Governing Board
Thanks to the generosity of more than 150 supporters, we were able to raise over $65,000 to support Jewish life at Purdue. What's even more notable is that Purdue parents, alumni, fans and friends helped raise more dollars than other Hillels that have ten times the number of Jewish students on campus as Purdue. This is another testament to the power of Jewish life at Purdue and the West Lafayette community.
This is only the beginning of our important work to grow the Jewish community and experience at Purdue. Thank you for being our partners in this deeply important work!
-Melissa Frey, Executive Director, CLA '91
The State & Waldron Society is Purdue Hillel’s young alumni giving community. When our young alumni give monthly to Purdue Hillel, Purdue Hillel will provide alumni continued access to the rhythm of campus life, quarterly networking opportunities and skills-building workshops with alumni who are industry leaders, and so much more.
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To give over the phone, please call the Purdue Hillel Office at 765-743-1293.
Or you can complete the online form above.
Please make your check payable to: Purdue Hillel
Mail your check to:
Purdue Hillel, 912 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906
If you have a donor advised fund you can make your grant recommendation to the Purdue Hillel Foundation using our
Tax ID #20-0633180.
A gift of life insurance can be made through a new or existing policy by the donor designating Purdue Hillel Foundation as the owner and beneficiary. The donor receives an income tax deduction for the value of the policy when the gift is made and income tax deductions for future premium payments each year.
An easy way to double or even triple your donation to Purdue Hillel is to find out if your company has a matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in the personal philanthropy of their employees.
Simply obtain a matching gift form from your employer’s personnel office and fill it out, listing Purdue Hillel as the charity organization.
To leave a charitable gift in your will or revocable living trust, you simply include a clause that directs a gift be made to Purdue Hillel Foundation. You can leave a specific dollar amount, a set percentage of your estate, or the remainder of your estate. If you already have a will, you can add a charitable bequest with a supplement, called a codicil. Or, if it’s time to update your will, you can include a gift to the Purdue Hillel Foundation in your updated will.
A gift annuity is an agreement whereby the donor transfers assets, such as cash or appreciated securities, to Purdue Hillel Foundation. In return, the donor receives a guaranteed payment for the rest of the donor’s life.
Gift annuities, which are income-producing gifts, are popular with donors because they receive a charitable income tax deduction, possible estate tax savings, a fixed payment for life, some tax-free income for a period of time, and possible capital gains tax savings.
Under certain circumstances it may be advantageous to name Purdue Hillel Foundation as the beneficiary of an Individual Retirement Account or your employer’s pension plan. Doing this may benefit you and your heirs.
You retain control of these funds during your lifetime. At your death, these funds, if left to Hillel, qualify for a charitable deduction and, thus, may save on estate taxes.
If you have any questions about making a gift to Purdue Hillel, please contact Melissa Frey at email@example.com or call 765-743-1293.
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The Purdue Hillel Foundation is aware of the University's announcement of Parents weekend which is in direct conflict with Rosh Hashanah. We are actively working with the Provost's Office and the Office of Student life on this issue. We have engaged in dialogue to avoid something like this happening in the future and are also actively working on an alternative weekend of activities. More details on those plans are forthcoming.