Purdue Athletics Campaigns
The cost of providing academic and athletic opportunities has increased dramatically over the past few years. Purdue University has four revenue sports and 14 Olympic sports, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has remained a self-supporting auxiliary unit of the university. It is one of a handful of institutions in the nation that receives no state appropriations, institutional assistance or student fees.
With a completely self-supporting and increasingly successful program, the financial demands continue to rise. As a result, fund-raising efforts must continue to match the growth of the expanding Boilermaker program. The John Purdue Club provides Purdue student-athletes with a foundation for success in the classroom, in the competition venues and in life after graduation. Truly living up to its motto, "The Team Behind The Teams" provides the necessary funds to underwrite the roughly $10 million scholarship and academic support costs for our 500-plus Boilermaker student-athletes annually.
The mission of the John Purdue Club, as an integral part of the Athletics Department, is to continue to maintain a financially self-supporting environment that provides the resources for coaches and staff to develop championship programs and our student-athletes to develop both academically and athletically. Without the understanding and philanthropy of the Boilermaker faithful, our mission would be incredibly difficult to accomplish.
While funding the scholarship and academic costs for Purdue's student-athletes is always the first priority of the John Purdue Club, we also strive to provide our student-athletes with the best possible facilities and equipment. The construction of the Boilermaker Aquatics Center and Schwartz Tennis Complex, as well as the renovations to Ross-Ade Stadium and Mackey Arena are just a few examples of the standard that Purdue Athletics sets for itself. These accomplishments are dependent on the generosity of our donors to make such standards a reality.