Movember Movement

Help in the fight against prostate and testicular cancers!  The Movember Movement is a month-long event in November for men to grow and groom a mustache and collect donations for cancer research.  Women are also encouraged to help by collecting donations and supporting the mustached men in their lives.  To date, the movement has raised $559 million and funded more than 800 programs in 21 countries.

Our club president, Eric, is participating in the event and has started a donation page.  For more information on the movement, visit the Movember site.  Those who participate are invited to attend the Gala Parté at Irving Plaza in New York City on November 29.  Email us at for more information.

Holiday Gift Drive!

Our club has partnered with Family Promise to help make the holidays brighter for those in need throughout the Garden State.  Family Promise is an organization that helps homeless families and their children.  We’ve coordinated a gift drive for the group and have been assigned 12 children for whom we can buy presents.  The children have each made a wish list, posted below.  Please look at the list and let us know if you’d like to participate.  If you do, tell us who you’d like to buy for and what you will purchase.  We will update the list as names are chosen.

Donations can be dropped off at our Purdue-IU football game watch on November 29 at Miami Mike’s in East Hanover or at our holiday party on December 14 at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Bridgewater (information on both below).  Items must be new and unwrapped, and in their original packaging with tags.  Family Promise has also asked for donations of gift wrapping items.  If you’re unable to sponsor a child, please consider donating wrapping paper, gift bags, or tissue paper and bows.

2014 Purdue Alumni Family Promise Gift List

Purdue-IU Football!
November 29, start time TBD

Join your fellow alumni in rooting for the Boilermakers to bring home the Old Oaken Bucket!  We’ll host our last game watching event of the football season for the Purdue-Indiana game.  Come to Miami Mike’s in East Hanover and cheer with us!  We’ll meet a half hour before kickoff and stay for the duration.  The start time hasn’t been announced so check back here or on our Facebook page for final details.

If you’re participating in our gift drive for Family Promise, please bring your new, unwrapped items to the game!

Holiday Party!
December 14 at 2pm

Celebrate the holiday season with us!  The Purdue Alumni Club of NJ is planning a holiday party to spread some good cheer among our fellow Boilermakers!  Join us for a family friendly lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Bridgewater (600 Commons Way, adjacent to Bridgewater Mall) at 2pm on Sunday, December 14.  We’ll eat, drink, make new friends and share our favorite Purdue memories.  Please note the club has reserved space at the restaurant for this event and RSVPs are required.  You will be responsible for purchasing your own lunch.  To RSVP, email us at by December 7.

If you’re participating in our gift drive for Family Promise, please bring your new, unwrapped items to the party!

Purdue-Rutgers Basketball
February 12 at 7pm

The Purdue Men’s Basketball team is traveling to Rutgers!  Our club has secured a block of seats in section 213 of the Rutgers University RAC, behind Purdue’s bench.  Tickets are $35 each and include a small donation to our scholarship fund.  They must be purchased and paid for in advance, and once your payment is cleared your tickets will be mailed to you.  To reserve tickets, please email us at We will respond with an invoice payable by PayPal or check.

Check here for travel directions and parking information for Rutgers RAC.


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