Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Forward Together

Senator Paul Simon founded the Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University a quarter century ago to promote constructive public policies and civil discourse and to encourage students to consider careers in public service. In our silver anniversary year, the Institute is focusing on building a stronger Illinois.

Our Illinois programs work to address the state’s fiscal hardships, partisan struggles and demographic changes while celebrating its rich history, diverse culture and visionary leaders.

On SIU Day, your gift to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute helps fund these programs:

Renewing Illinois Summit: Bringing college students together to revitalize the Prairie State

Public Affairs Internships: Practical public affairs experience for future public service leaders

Future of Illinois Project: Peering over the horizon to assess fundamental challenges facing Illinois

Congressional Conversations: Discussing critical issues with Illinois’ congressional delegation

Illinois Authors: Meeting the writers who bring the Prairie State to life

Meet the Mayor: Getting to know Illinois’ municipal leaders

Simon-Edgar Statesmanship Award: Celebrating courage and vision in Illinois government

Illinois 101: State leaders’ must-reads for a deeper understanding of Illinois history and culture

Thank you for joining us as we work to build a stronger Illinois.

Departments with the Most Gifts!
Check out which department has brought in the most gifts for SIU Day!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 698
2 School of Medicine 372
3 Saluki Athletics 184
4 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences 147
5 College of Arts and Media 128
Departments by Dollars Raised
Check out which Department has raised the most throughout SIU Day!
Rank Department Raised
1 College of Liberal Arts $723,265.96
2 School of Medicine $681,799.94
3 College of Business and Analytics $233,495.99
4 College of Agricultural, Life & Physical Sciences $188,666.93
5 College of Arts and Media $167,864.00
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Rank State Gifts
1 IL 22
2 AR 1
2 MO 1
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