Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who made the second annual #SIUDAY of Giving a success. Together we are able to give the gift of experience to current and future students. Thanks to the collective support of alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students – gifts of all sizes provided valuable dollars for scholarships, academic and athletic excellence and programs that strengthen the university’s educational mission. Thank you!


Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)

College of Applied Sciences & Arts                       306        

School of Law                                                       236

School of Medicine                                               225

College of Agricultural Sciences                           210

College of Education and Human Services            152


Top 5 Participating Groups ( most dollars raised)

College of Education and Human Services      $96,996

School of Medicine                                         $67,583

Touch of Nature                                             $53,006

College of Engineering                                   $36,735

School of Law                                                 $33,311




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Thank you for giving the gift of experience on SIU Day of Giving!

Donate and turn your state MAROON!
Rank State Gifts
1 IL 1502
2 MO 39
3 IN 25
Teachers Shape the Future Match
At SIU we are transforming teacher preparation to ensure development of the next generation of teachers who will touch lives and shape the future for children, families, schools and communities. Gifts made to Teachers Shape the Future will be matched dollar for dollar on the Day of Giving by Nancy and Paul Mundschenk up to a total of $5,000. Show your support for future teachers and help us meet this match by making a gift today.
$4,475 MATCHED
Bill and Gail McGraw Chancellor's Scholarship Match
High school students who are academically high-achieving and have demonstrated leadership skills are invited to compete for the Chancellor's Scholarship. The program provides students unique and specialized opportunities such as study abroad assistance, the opportunity to begin research projects as freshmen, specialized faculty mentoring, cultural enrichment events, externship opportunities, and leadership training. Our Chancellor's Scholars are our bright stars on campus who are a model of leadership, integrity, and service. The Chancellor’s Scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar by Bill and Gail McGraw up to a total of $1,000. Show your support for The Chancellor’s Scholars and help us meet this match by making a gift today.
Dick Blaudow LDP Match
The Leadership Development Program (LDP) is designed to educate the next generation of technical leaders for the world’s future through leadership training, mentoring and community service opportunities. We are one of very few STEM colleges in the nation that offers a technical leadership program that provides a direct bridge from leadership training to a career as a technical leader. SIU alum Dick Blaudow ’70 has graciously agreed to match all gifts to the Leadership Development program up to $10,000. So make a gift today and double your impact!
$3,430 MATCHED
NEXT Scholarship in Interior Design
The NEXT Scholarship in Interior Design was created in 2018 in honor of the Steelcase Corporation national student design competition which bears a similar name. In the 2017 NEXT Student Design Competition, senior interior design student Caitlyn Cathcart won first place nationally, coming in above 800 other entries. This scholarship builds upon Ms. Cathcart's success and seeks to continue the tradition of design excellence by providing financial support to an upper level student in the Interior Design program who has consistently exhibited creativity and excellence in their work and who shows promise for continued success in the professional realm. Steelcase has awarded the program with $2,500 so every donation up to $2,500 will be matched.
$1,350 MATCHED
Suzanne J. Schmitz Match
Suzanne Schmitz is encouraging donors to support the Suzanne J. Schmitz Scholarship Fund by matching every gift dollar for dollar up to $500. She set up the fund to provide much needed scholarship support to law students who need financial assistance with Bar Preparation expenses.
$5,855 MATCHED
Tim Parks Challenge
Mr. Parks will match every dollar received on March 7th up to $12,000 in support of the Daily Egyptian Fund at SIU. Mr. Parks is encouraging everyone to show their support by giving generously on this day. Rise to the challenge and make an impact on student lives. Please make your gift TODAY!
$12,000 MATCHED
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