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October 2022

Alumnus pays it forward with an endowed scholarship for East St. Louis graduates

Darius Robinson ’95 ’98 recently established an endowment at SIU for students graduating from East St. Louis High School. Robinson graduated from SIU with a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and a master’s degree in manufacturing systems. [MORE]

Kruse: Donors Drive SIU School of Medicine Forward

Kruse is proud of the advances the School of Medicine has accomplished over the past few years, and he is hopeful for continued improvement with the help of loyal alumni and donors. [MORE]

Dr. Kelly Higgins: SIU Foundation Board Member and Loyal Supporter of SIU

It has been over 20 years since Dr. Kelly Higgins graduated from SIU School of Medicine, but her loyalty and commitment to the university are what brought her to the SIU Foundation Board of Directors. [MORE]

May 2022

Remembering the past and building a better future

In late 2021, the Basantas established a $25,000 scholarship fund for Black, Indigenous and Persons of Color (BIPOC) students studying agriculture at SIUC. In 2022, they donated another $25,000 to the scholarship. [MORE]

Remembering John Jones: Scholarship endowed, degree awarded

John Jones, who worked in IT for the SIU Foundation, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.  In Jones’ memory, Hagy donated $10,000 to establish the John E. Jones Memorial Scholarship. [MORE]

April 2022

Finding Stability in Turbulent Times

Have the constant ups and downs of the stock market lately reminded you of a roller coaster? While a thrill ride in an amusement park may be fun, market volatility can make your head spin and stomach churn for completely different reasons. [MORE]

March 2022

SIU extends Forever SIU fundraising campaign: Chancellor announces $500 million goal

Chancellor Austin Lane has announced the expansion of the Forever SIU fundraising campaign with a new goal of $500 million. [MORE]

SIU Day of Giving totals more than $3.5 million

The SIU Day of Giving reached new heights this year by raising more than $3.5 million. In its sixth year, the 24-hour online fundraiser received more than 2,400 donations and set numerous records. In its six years of existence, the Day of Giving has brought in more than $10 million. [MORE]

SIU Credit Union Makes First Corporate Gift for SIU Day of Giving 2022

The SIU Day of Giving simply wouldn’t be as special without the support of the SIU Credit Union. This is the sixth year that the SIU Credit Union has kicked off the day with a gift. [MORE]

SIU Day of Giving brings excitement, livestream March 2

The 6th annual SIU Day of Giving is Wednesday, March 2, and the show is hitting the road. After introducing a Day of Giving livestream last year, the SIU Foundation will add a second live event from the Saluki Takeover Tour kick-off event in St. Louis. [MORE]


SIU College of Business and Analytics Prepares Students for Success

Students in the SIU College of Business and Analytics receive a helping hand through the many services its Business Placement Center offers. Students receive training on everything from etiquette lessons to how to craft an effective resume. [MORE]