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Campaign Update:

Forever SIU campaign nearing its goal

With the rest of 2019 still to come, the Forever SIU fundraising campaign is approaching its $75 million goal.

As of January 31, the campaign had reached 95 percent of its goal with $71 million raised.

The three-year campaign started in January 2017 and is largely focused on raising money for student scholarships. It continues through 2019.

Rae Goldsmith, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, said the Forever SIU campaign is likely to surpass its goal thanks to the generosity of the university’s alumni and friends.

“The success of the Forever SIU campaign has exceeded expectations thanks to all of the donors who are investing in the university’s future,” Goldsmith said. “The level of commitment to SIU is inspiring.”


Through Forever SIU, people across our extended community now have an opportunity to come together to accomplish something none could achieve alone. We are securing new philanthropic investment that will have a lasting impact on our university and the students it serves. We are extending a tradition of opportunity and are advancing a mission of value. We ask you to join us.

To learn more about the campaign, visit or call 618-453-4900.