Founders Plaza

Visit Founder’s Plaza Today!

During the 50th Anniversary Celebration, Purdue University Calumet began taking its learning environment another giant step forward – honoring the founders.  Engraved pavers, reddish-gray with glossy black letters, are being added at least twice a year. They are located in the center of the plaza just south of Founder Plaza grass and walkwaythe Gyte Building and on the north and south side of the Student Union and Library Building.


founders plaza fall grass

Your Legacy

A donation of $100 for a 4″ x 4″ paver or $175 for an 8″ x 8″ paver entitles you to have your name, company name, or name of a loved one engraved permanently in Founders Plaza.

The acceptable wording besides the name of a company, individual or organization is “In Memory of,” “In Honor of,” or “Class of” and graduation year. The pavers can accomodate up to 3 lines for a 4″ x 4″ paver and 6 lines for an 8″ x 8″ paver (12 characters max per line).

student holding thank you sign SUL

Pavers Make Great Gifts!

A paver may be given as a gift for graduation, birthdays, anniversaries or in memory of a friend or loved one. If you indicate that the paver is being purchased as a gift, Purdue Calumet’s Office of Institutional Advancement will send a special acknowledgement card to the recipient. 

Your Gift is Tax Deductible

Indiana taxpayers may take half your gift to Purdue Calumet, up to a maximum gift of $400 if filing a joint return or $200 if filing an individual return, as a tax credit. The tax credit directly reduces the “bottom line” of your Indiana state income tax, either reducing the amount you owe in taxes or increasing the refund you receive. Contact your tax accountant for more information.

Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement @ 219•989•2323 to learn more. Checks should be made payable to Purdue Calumet. VISA, MasterCard and Discover are also accepted.