As business and community leaders, Clint and Debra McDonnough know from experience the importance of a quality education in achieving success. That experience led the Texas couple with Southern Illinois roots to pledge funds for a scholarship endowment to help Southern Illinois University Carbondale students reach their educational goals.
Success is creating opportunity for the students who manage the Saluki Student Investment Fund. Modeled after a real investment management firm, the Saluki Student Investment Fund (SSIF) is a Registered Student Organization at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with more than a decade of success investing funds for the Southern Illinois University Foundation. The SSIF Foundation portfolio, originally totaling $200,000, has grown to about $370,000 since May 2000. In recognition of that success, the foundation recently increased the SSIF management account total to $1 million.
Three graduates of Southern Illinois University Carbondale have been elected to the SIU Foundation Board of Directors. Their terms will commence on July 1.
Two successful executives in the southern Illinois region have been elected to key volunteer positions for the SIU Foundation Board of Directors.
A Distinguished Alumnus is teaming with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s administration to fund state-of-the-art research equipment for instructors and students in the chemistry and biochemistry department.