$ 911,836 raised 2,964 gifts
Saluki Alumni Plaza has raised $ 14,621 from 44 gifts!
Saluki Alumni Plaza
Help us celebrate 150 years by making an impact.

With Southern Illinois University approaching its 150th anniversary, the SIU Alumni Association’s board of directors has laid the groundwork for a new structure on campus and launched a fundraising campaign to complete it by Homecoming 2019.

 

Saluki Alumni Plaza will be a new focal point for students and alumni on the Carbondale campus once completed. Located between Pulliam and Woody halls, the plaza will center on sculptures of three Saluki dogs.

“The statues represent past, present, and future students, and it’s going to be a great meetup place on campus,” says Larry Mieldezis ’86, immediate past president of the Association board and member of the committee that created the concept for Saluki Alumni Plaza. “I can imagine prospective students thinking about coming to SIU wanting to snap selfies in front of them, and alumni visiting campus will definitely want to check out the spot.”

 

“This is a prime opportunity for alumni to put their stamp on something physical on the campus,” Mieldezis says. “The plaza can be a symbol of the success many graduates of SIU have experienced because of the education they received here, and it’s something future students will be able to enjoy for the next 150 years of this university.”

 

The Association’s board already contributed a portion of the $320,000 needed for the plaza project earlier this year. The Association, in conjunction with the SIU Foundation, has now launched a fundraising campaign for the remainder.  We are thankful for your generosity. 

 

Gift recognition levels appear below – donors who contributes $1,000 or more can have their name listed on the plaque at the plaza.  All donor names can appear virtually on the SIU Alumni Association web site.

 

Recognition Levels

  • Alumni Club up to $999
  • Tradition Club $1,000 - $4,999
  • Pride Club $5,000 - $24,999
  • Saluki Club $25,000+
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Rank State Donors
1 IL 28
2 MO 2
3 ND 1
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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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