Pure Gold: 50th Anniversary Celebrations, Presidential Farewells, and Homecoming
Giving is in the university’s DNA. Our founder, John Purdue, led the way in 1869 with his original gift of $150,000. Following his example, President’s Council has continued to set the standard for private giving at Purdue since 1972. The council commemorated its golden anniversary throughout 2022. Highlights throughout the year included a heavily researched “yearbook,” large-scale environmental signage, curated print pieces and event collateral, athletic-event sponsorships, and a golden finale and gala dinner coinciding with Homecoming weekend and former Purdue President Mitch Daniel's final President's Council Annual Dinner. This presentation will discuss the design of this historic year, and the culmination of the celebration during Purdue's Homecoming weekend.