We’ve added several new faces to the PVM Office of
Advancement over the past year, and our new team
is now poised with enthusiasm to launch the Ever
True campaign. In October, President Mitch Daniels
announced "Ever True: The Campaign for Purdue
University," which will focus fundraising efforts
across three priorities: "Place Students First," "Build
on Our Strengths" and "Champion Research and
Innovation." The goal is to raise $2.019 billion by
2019, the 150th anniversary year of Purdue's founding
and the 50th anniversary year of alumnus Neil
Armstrong's walk on the moon.
The PVM advancement team will strive to meet and
exceed the College’s Ever True Campaign goal of $40
million in support for PVM initiatives. Leading this
charge is Director of Advancement Chad Rohlfs, who
joined PVM last November with more than 25 years
of fund raising experience.
Chad has led capital campaigns in two hospital
organizations and also was a part of the Brilliant
Futures Campaign at the University of Illinois,
which raised $1.67 billion. He believes the Ever
True campaign will hold special meaning within the
PVM Office of Advancement Team (left-right): Kelly Gentry, Chad Rohlfs, Tanya Finkbiner and Allyson Morton.
College of Veterinary Medicine. “This campaign
is really about celebrating and taking pride in our
roots,” Chad said. “Our PVM alumni have given our
College a reputation for excellence in veterinary
medicine not only within Indiana, but world-wide.
Now is our time to build upon our rich history, and
define the future for veterinary medicine at Purdue in
the decades to come.”
In his role as Director of Advancement, Chad travels
throughout the U.S. facilitating connections between
alumni and friends of PVM. Joining Chad in this
effort is PVM’s new Director of Development, Tanya
Finkbiner. Tanya came to the College this fall after
previously serving a development role for Mechanical
Engineering at Purdue.
While Chad and Tanya are traveling to connect with
PVM alumni and friends, at the ready within the PVM
advancement office are Kelly Gentry, manager of
donor relations, and Allyson Morton, administrative
assistant. Next time you visit campus, please stop by
the advancement office in Lynn Hall, Room 1177A,
as our team would welcome the opportunity to meet
MEET THE PVM ADVANCEMENT TEAM!