Give to Purdue Food Science

Through the Department’s successful Alliances campaign, the Department realized just how important our Alumni and Friends are. As public funds have declined over the years, it’s the private support that has launched our Department into the forefront of food science departments. Your continued support is vital to help us reach our vision. Join a winner and support Purdue Food Science!

You may be able to increase your gift’s impact! Many companies match their employee’s gifts to educational institutions. Companies vary to the ratio that they match but some will match 4:1 meaning, for every dollar you gift to Purdue Food Science, your employer might match it with four dollars. Use the Matching Gift website or check with your employer about maximize the impact of your gift through matched giving.


There are a number of ways to make a gift in support of the Department of Food Science. Purdue University can accept donations and pledge payments online, by mail, or by phone.  When using the online form with a credit card, please select the designation area "College of Agriculture and select the fund "Department of Food Science."  

If you are interested in donating to us by mail please use the following mailing address:

Business Office
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
W. Lafayette, IN 47907

Contact the Agricultural Advancement Office for more information about giving to Purdue Food Science.


Gifts to Purdue University are deductible as charitable contributions within the limits of the Internal Revenue Code. Indiana taxpayers are also eligible for a tax credit for gifts to Purdue, directly increasing the amount of your refund or decreasing the amount due. Be sure to use Indiana Schedule CC-40 with your state tax return.​


Facilities already named within Nelson Hall of Food Science:

  • Forest Glen Enology Library
  • Morgan Boardroom
  • Food Processing Laboratory
  • Tate and Lyle N.A. Chemistry Laboratory
  • Kroger Sensory Evaluation Laboratory
  • Emerson Electronics Laboratory
  • Conagra Foods, Inc. Laboratory
  • Skidmore Sales and Distributing Food Product Development Laboratory
There are still plenty of naming opportunities available within the state-of-the-art Nelson Hall of Food Science. Some rooms of particular interest are:
  • 9,000 square foot pilot plant
  • teaching laboratory
  • classroom
  • third floor commons area
  • teaching laboratory off the pilot plant
  • imaging laboratory with NMR equipment
  • second floor conference room