$ 911,836 raised 2,964 gifts
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute has raised $ 5,110 from 24 gifts!
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Help us celebrate 150 years by making an impact.

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute remains firmly rooted in Southern Illinois, is keenly focused on the challenges and opportunities that confront Illinois, and is delighted to be part of the national debate on leadership and citizenship. We continue to bring high quality speakers to Carbondale for public policy discussions. Fellowships, internships and work opportunities for SIU students remain central to our mission. Your support and generosity is vital to our programming.

 

*For anyone who makes a $500 donation or greater on SIU Day of Giving to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will receive an autographed copy of “Southern Illinois University at 150 Years: Growth, Accomplishments, and Challenges” by Dr. John Jackson (Est. Value $40)

 

Learn more about our three pillars of our “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda here.

 

Institute Priorities

  1. Further our new projects such as the Town Hall Meetings Project with the Lugar Center. The Institute has developed a set of best practices for the conduct of congressional town hall meetings in Illinois that is becoming the basis of a national program that we are developing with the Lugar Center in Washington, D.C. 
  2. Contribute to the future of Illinois. The Institute is determined to play an active and constructive role to revitalize Illinois. With the 50th anniversary of the Illinois Constitution approaching in 2020, it is crucial to learn the lessons of history and consider how our state can be better governed in the future. We look forward to hosting a Summit of Illinois university students this spring to discuss public policy challenges and making our state a more attractive place for young people to settle after graduating.
  3. Support Statesmanship in Politics. The Institute has also launched an initiative to study, teach, and celebrate statesmanship which we define as inspired leadership characterized by courage, vision, civility, fairness, compassion, and effectiveness. We are committed to studying statesmanship at all levels of government and imagining what a rebirth of such leadership could look like in contemporary American politics. The Institute is inviting historians, political analysts, and leaders from all levels of government to come to campus and discuss the challenge of statesmanship.
  4. Make a difference in the life of a student Saluki by supporting any of our endowed student scholarships (see full list).
  5. Support any of our Springfield based internships (see full list) that allows SIU students to gain hands on experience in Illinois government.
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Rank State Donors
1 IL 20
2 IA 1
2 MD 1
Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes gifts during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline gifts will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 826
2 School of Medicine 289
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 127
4 Strong Survivors 110
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 97
6 College of Liberal Arts 96
7 Saluki Athletics 85
8 College of Education and Human Services 79
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 73
10 College of Engineering 64
11 School of Law 54
12 College of Business 53
13 Morris Library 50
14 Student Affairs 44
15 General University Scholarships 40
16 College of Science 37
17 WSIU Public Broadcasting 36
18 Touch of Nature 33
19 Saluki Alumni Plaza 26
20 Marching Salukis 25
21 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 23
22 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 22
23 Graduate School 22
24 University Museum 20
25 Performing Arts 19
26 SIU Alumni Association 14
27 SIU Press 11
28 Chancellor's Scholars Program 11
29 Economic Development 11
30 Center for Archaeological Investigations 10
31 Campus Lake Fund 9
32 Police K-9 Unit 7
33 Diversity Initiatives 6
34 University Honors Program 5
35 SIU Police K-9 Unit 4
36 Fermentation Science Institute 4
37 New Student Programs 3
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Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24 hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 Saluki Athletics $201,798.00
2 College of Engineering $134,005.00
3 School of Medicine $91,112.00
4 College of Education and Human Services $64,980.00
5 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,547.00
6 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $32,064.00
7 Touch of Nature $28,260.00
8 Strong Survivors $17,735.00
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $17,285.00
10 College of Liberal Arts $13,486.00
11 Morris Library $12,465.00
12 College of Business $11,380.00
13 College of Science $10,655.00
14 School of Law $9,045.00
15 General University Scholarships $8,805.00
16 College of Agricultural Sciences $7,480.00
17 Saluki Alumni Plaza $6,805.00
18 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $4,860.00
19 SIU Press $3,530.00
20 SIU Police K-9 Unit $3,125.00
21 Student Affairs $2,540.00
22 University Museum $2,410.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $2,405.00
24 Performing Arts $2,355.00
25 Marching Salukis $2,096.00
26 Graduate School $2,081.00
27 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,835.00
28 SIU Alumni Association $1,835.00
29 Chancellor's Scholars Program $1,445.00
30 Economic Development $1,000.00
31 Center for Archaeological Investigations $500.00
32 New Student Programs $375.00
33 Campus Lake Fund $362.00
34 University Honors Program $350.00
35 Diversity Initiatives $325.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $300.00
37 Fermentation Science Institute $140.00
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