Don't miss the chance to multiply your impact, thanks to gift matching opportunities from some of our most generous donors.

Past Events

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
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.
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
John Benitez, MD, MPH, '81 Scholarship Challenge
Unlock the gift of health care education John Benitez, MD, MPH, ’81, is challenging alumni and friends of SIU School of Medicine to give to learner scholarships. He will give $10,000 to the Linda G. Allison, MD, MPH Scholarship for the Medical Humanities at SIU SOM if 10 donors each gives $1,000 or more to any of our learner scholarships. Rise to the challenge and give the gift of scholarships to our MEDPREP, physician assistant and medical students.
8 / 10 Gifts
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
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
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
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
Participating Groups with the largest number of gifts
Rank Department Gifts
1 College of Agricultural Sciences 203
2 School of Medicine 137
3 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 128
4 College of Education and Human Services 100
5 School of Law 78
6 Saluki Athletics 72
7 College of Liberal Arts 56
8 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 51
9 Student Affairs 48
10 College of Business 42
11 College of Engineering 40
12 Marching Salukis 39
13 General University Scholarships 31
14 Touch of Nature 30
15 Morris Library 30
16 WSIU Public Broadcasting 26
17 University Museum 22
18 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 21
19 Diversity Initiatives 18
20 College of Science 17
21 Performing Arts 14
22 SIU Alumni Association 13
23 SIU Press 11
24 University Honors Program 11
25 Economic Development 10
26 Graduate School 7
27 Campus Lake Fund 7
28 Fermentation Science Institute 6
29 New Student Programs 2
30 Class of 1967 Class Gift 1