Financial Services

This Purdue Research Foundation division oversees various services the foundation offers to support the needs of Purdue University, including the research grants, charitable trusts and gift programs that ultimately benefit Purdue's growth and development. To learn more about these financial services, please contact the Financial Services Department.

Accounts Payable

Accounts payable inquires should be directed to Linda Kingma, operations associate, at (765) 588-3589.  Associated forms include:

Accounts Receivable

Accounts Receivable inquires for Purdue Foundation should be directed to Donna Day at (765) 588-3339. Accounts receivable inquires for Purdue Research Foundation should be directed to Diane Ross, accounting associate, at (765) 588-1064. Associated forms include: 


Inquiries regarding advances should be directed to Linda Baer or Allison Farrell. For additional information, consult the Payroll Services website.


Both Purdue Research Foundation and the Chao Center experience a bi-weekly pay schedule.  Inquiries regarding payroll processing and benefit deductions for Purdue Research Foundation and the Chao Center should be directed to Ryan Weiderhaft, Staff Accountant, at (765) 588-3367.

PRF Commercial Credit Card

The Purdue Research Foundation Commercial Card (PRF Card) is a Mastercard that is issued through and supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The PRF Card is intended to facilitate the efficient expenditure of Purdue University’s School of Discretionary and Institutional Program funds by streamlining the procurement and payment process. These cards are primarily used for restaurant, catering, grocery and hotel banquet charges. General information, an implementation checklist, proper procedures and allowable expenditures are outlined in the PRF Commercial Card Handbook. Departmental cards are issued at the request of the deans or department heads. Individual cards are typically reserved for Purdue staff members who entertain clients on a frequent basis (i.e. deans, directors and representatives from Purdue’s Office of Advancement).

To apply for a PRF Card or to make changes to an existing card (adding card holders or increasing credit limit), contact Suetta Stokes, Purdue Research Foundation Division of Accounting, at (765) 588-3337.

To report a lost or stolen PRF Card, contact JPMorgan Chase & Co. immediately at (800) 848-2813, and alert Suetta Stokes, Purdue Research Foundation, at (765) 588-3337.

To contact customer service (errors, disputes, returns, credits) call J.P. Morgan Chase at (800) 316-6056.

School Discretionary & Institutional Program Funds

School Discretionary & Institutional Program Funds are restricted charitable contributions. The guidelines contain information on the use of these funds. Discretionary fund reimbursements are processed within a two week turnaround time from the date received.Inquiries regarding the processing of discretionary fund reimbursements should be directed to Tammy Gick, operations associate, at (765) 588-3338.  Associated forms include:

Gifting & Trust Administration

Purdue Research Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that may accept gifts and administer trusts as part of its mission to aid Purdue University. The Purdue University Development Office provides complete information regarding:

Annuity and Trust Administration – If the Purdue Research Foundation is trustee of your charitable trust, you may update your trust’s associated personal information by emailing or by contacting Mary Anne Schmidt, Assistant Director at (765) 588-1219; or Mary Stultz, Accounting Associate, at (765) 588-1220.