Giving to the Office of Professional Practice

Corporate Giving

The Office of Professional Practice offers a robust sponsorship program for corporate partners. With direct access to all Purdue students and 48 academic disciplines, the OPP Corporate Sponsorship Program provides an excellent opportunity for employers to enhance their brand on the Purdue campus and connect with talented students.

Personal/Foundation Giving to Professional Practice Programs

The Office of Professional Practice offers a variety of opportunities to support the enhancement of students’ professional and technical skills, increase experiential learning opportunities, and to support employers in the state of Indiana and across the globe.

The University Development Office has created a secure, online giving portal, Please click here to donate securely online. Information on specific sponsor opportunities can be found below. 

Ways to Give to the Office of Professional Practice

Ways to Give


Program Development

The Office of Professional Practice is committed to continual improvement and expansion of opportunities to students. Donations to this effort will enable OPP to develop training, such as MILESTONES workshops and academic courses, to better prepare students professionally and technically for work experiences. It will allow for the building of new partnerships with employers and universities in the U.S. and around the world leading to additional employment opportunities for Purdue students.

Impact Funds

Gifts to the Impact Fund help support excellent students with additional costs associated with the program such as fees for professional practice courses and expenses associated with travel and housing in the work location.


Gifts given to GEARE will be utilized to help to expand the GEARE program through development of new university exchanges and professional opportunities in new countries. These gifts will also serve to enhance intercultural training efforts and support living expenses for students while working abroad.

Interns for Indiana Endowment Support Account

The Interns for Indiana Program helps connect Purdue students with startup and first stage companies. Students completing the program earn scholarships offsetting the cost to the company. Contributions to this fund will enable the Office of Professional Practice to increase the number of student interns and the number of Indiana companies impacted by the program.

Major Gifts

Individuals with the interest and ability to make larger contributions (25K+) have a number of opportunities, such as the naming of the OPP Office, OPP Office Suite, co-op or GEARE program, and positions within the OPP. Any major gift would greatly impact the OPP’s ability to develop new opportunities and support Purdue students. Please contact Joe Tort to discuss a major gift to OPP.