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An artist’s rendering of the renovated and expanded boat house and pavilion planned for Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s campus lake.
A $1 million gift by SIU Carbondale alumnus Ralph E. Becker will be used to renovate and expand the boat house and pavilion on Campus Lake. Read more about the gift.

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP BRUNCH

Robert and Patricia Dennis - Southern Illinois University donors.

LIVE LONG AND PROSPER

This past spring, Robert and Patricia began revamping their wills and recognized it made the best financial sense to establish a revocable family trust. With no children of their own and no extended family members to provide for, the couple determined that they wanted to see most of their estate gift go to youths who really need the help. The Dennis’ estimated $1.3 million gift is the largest estate gift in the history of the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.

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Juh Wah Chen and Han Lin Chen retain a strong commitment to Southern Illinois University.

CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF PHILANTHROPY

75 years ago, the SIU Foundation was established to encourage and support the philanthropy of all who are committed to SIU. The first cash gift of $10 was made by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hubbs, loyal supporters of the Foundation.

Since that humble beginning, the Foundation has raised more than $350 million and supported thousands of students through scholarships.

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