Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
1 vision. 24 hours.

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is rooted at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and its impact stretches far beyond Illinois. The Institute is focused on developing resources and programming that encourages Better Politics, Smarter Government, with a dedicated interest in addressing the challenges and opportunities confronting Illinois. The Institute continues to take part in national debate on leadership and citizenship, while also providing insight into the pulse of the Midwest. Throughout the year we continue to bring high quality thought leaders to Carbondale to take part in public policy discussions with students and the community. We continue Senator Simon’s legacy of supporting the next generation of public servants by offering diverse fellowships, internships, and scholarship opportunities for SIU students.

 

Your support and generosity are vital to continuing our programming.

 

 Institute Priorities

  1. Give voice to students who care about the future of Illinois. The Institute is determined to play an active and constructive role to revitalize Illinois. We look forward to hosting our annual Renewing Illinois Summit April 2-3, 2020. The summit will convene undergraduate and graduate students from across the state to discuss public policy challenges and opportunities along with solutions to make our state a more attractive place for young people to settle after graduation.
  2. Support Restoring American Statesmanship. The Institute 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 challenges of statesmanship. This spring we published Restoring American Statesmanship: A Citizen’s Guide, which analyzes examples of statesmanship including citizen and civic engagement. 
  3. Make a difference in the life of a student Saluki. Supporting any of our student scholarships (see full list) allows the Institute to reward outstanding SIU students, who have an interest in public service, for their achievements.
  4. Help Saluki’s gain professional experience. The Institute offers eight competitive internships (see full list) in both Carbondale and Springfield that give SIU students the chance to learn directly from leaders in public policy.
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 School of Medicine $196,336.00
2 College of Education and Human Services $171,847.00
3 Saluki Athletics $139,301.88
4 College of Liberal Arts $113,380.00
5 Diversity Initiatives $101,000.00
6 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) $79,060.00
7 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $76,766.00
8 College of Business $64,678.00
9 School of Law $61,801.00
10 Touch of Nature $58,616.00
11 College of Agricultural Sciences $52,382.00
12 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $51,473.35
13 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,154.93
14 New Student Programs $20,025.00
15 Saluki Alumni Plaza $19,700.00
16 College of Engineering $17,579.00
17 Morris Library $15,998.00
18 Strong Survivors $13,825.00
19 Student Affairs $7,030.00
20 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) $5,519.98
21 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $5,299.00
22 University Museum $5,130.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $4,895.00
24 SIU Press $4,005.00
25 College of Science $3,880.00
26 General University Scholarships $2,905.00
27 SIU Alumni Association $2,575.00
28 SIU Green Fund Grant Program $1,957.00
29 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,745.00
30 Campus Lake Fund $855.00
31 Chancellor's Scholars Program $845.00
32 SIU Arboretum $775.00
33 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program $555.00
34 University Honors Program $385.00
35 Graduate School $290.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $250.00
37 Center for International Education $200.00
38 Center for Archaeological Investigations $120.00
39 The Dawg Lounge $10.00
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Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 815
2 School of Medicine 285
3 School of Law 235
4 Saluki Athletics 159
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 141
6 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 87
7 Strong Survivors 77
8 College of Liberal Arts 68
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 67
10 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) 64
11 College of Engineering 63
12 College of Education and Human Services 62
13 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) 59
14 College of Business 52
15 Touch of Nature 46
16 Morris Library 39
17 College of Science 38
18 WSIU Public Broadcasting 35
19 SIU Green Fund Grant Program 34
20 SIU Alumni Association 31
21 Student Affairs 30
22 General University Scholarships 26
23 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 25
24 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 25
25 Saluki Alumni Plaza 24
26 University Museum 21
27 Diversity Initiatives 19
28 SIU Press 19
29 Campus Lake Fund 15
30 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program 13
31 SIU Arboretum 12
32 University Honors Program 7
33 Chancellor's Scholars Program 6
34 Graduate School 5
35 Police K-9 Unit 5
36 Center for International Education 4
37 Center for Archaeological Investigations 4
38 New Student Programs 2
39 The Dawg Lounge 1
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Rank State Donors
1 IL 21
2 CA 2
3 KS 1
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