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THE CASE FOR INVESTMENT

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute benefits students and well as the greater community and region thanks to the generosity of donors. Following are a just a few ways you can make a difference. To discuss these and other opportunities to support the Paul Simon Institute, contact Patricia M. Moline, executive director of development, at 618/453-4947.

Increased Scholarships

  • Support existing endowed student scholarships such as the Jeanne Hurley Simon Memorial Scholarship, the David Yepsen Director’s Award or and the Mike Lawrence Scholarship.  Any amount
  • Endow a new undergraduate scholarship providing full-tuition support for one student or partial funding for several. Starting at $200,000 

Expanded Opportunities

  • Support the Alexander Lane internship, allowing SIU students to gain hands-on experience in government.  Any amount.
  • Support or endow the Latino Heritage Legislative Internship, allowing SIU students to gain hands-on experience in government.  Any amount

Deeper Community Engagement

  • Support an endowment that will help sustain the Paul Simon Institute’s work and legacy. Any amount
  • Support the Youth Government Day endowment, bringing Illinois high school students for a day to the state capitol for civic education and interactions.  Any amount