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Forever SIU campaign making extraordinary progress

One of SIU’s most ambitious fundraising efforts is well underway. This three-year, $75 million fundraising campaign will provide scholarships and other support for the students of SIU.

“Forever SIU: The Campaign for Students” was launched Jan. 1 by the SIU Foundation, which raises private funds to support the university. It will end in December 2019, the year of the university’s 150th anniversary.

As of June 30, 2017, the foundation already has raised $35 million toward the goal, according to campaign co-chair Dan Korte, a 1985 SIU alumnus.

“These funds will have an immediate impact changing the lives of our students,” Korte said during a May 6 event marking the public launch of the campaign. “We see the goal as being very achievable, given the generosity of SIU’s current and future donors.”

This campaign will propel the Forever SIU initiatives, which include:

  • Increased scholarships.
  • Expanded opportunities in the classroom.
  • Enhanced facilities and resources.
  • Deeper community engagement.