• SIU Foundation celebrates 75 years of service to Southern Illinois University.
    75 Years of Service

    Seventy-five years ago, the Southern Illinois University Foundation was established to give expression to the philanthropy of all who are interested in supporting Southern Illinois University.

  • Becker gift will fund renovation, expansion of campus lake facilities
    Becker gift to renovate campus boat house

    Ralph E. Becker wants to make sure the university will continue to go “onward and upward.” Read more here.

KNOW NO BOUNDS

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Air Force Veteran Pays It Forward

A man who served his country for more than 20 years in the United States Air Force is giving back to his alma mater. Terry Asher, a 1979 SIU engineering graduate, and his wife, Susan, are making a $1-million estate gift to the university to support SIU’s general scholarship fund for engineering.

‘I’ve Always Had Angels Looking Out for Me’

While growing up in Vincennes, Ind., Carolyn WarmSun recalls her parents stressing the importance of education. She set college as a goal. However, her family’s limited financial resources meant WarmSun would have to develop a plan on her own.

‘I Have Many Happy Memories Of This Place’

Walter Rodgers’ career travels as an ABC News and CNN correspondent took him all over the world. He has dined and played softball with former U.S. Presidents, provided coverage of historical events internationally and faced numerous life-threatening situations as a war correspondent.

SHAPING THE FUTURE U

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Tianhong Mu

“I received financial assistance while at SIU. Now I have a job and want to support SIU in return. I hope this gift helps other deserving students to receive a quality education.”

James Kass

“I give back to SIU because I love my university. I plan to give as much as I can now and in the future — whatever my means will enable me to provide.”

Norma Faust

“People at SIU have not forgotten me as an alumna. Some seek my advice. Others include me in events and continue to make me feel special—and did even before they knew I had included SIU in my will.”

WHY DO YOU GIVE?