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The Williams Family Legacy

Ensuring a quality educational experience for more almost 14,000 students is priority one at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Many of our 90,000 plus graduates have become leaders and productive contributors to society, and many of them have been successful because of SIUE’s donor family.

Our scholarship programs have been greatly enhanced over the years because of alumni and other community supporters who believe in SIUE and its mission, vision and values.

In the first few decades of SIUE’s more than 50-year history, as with many state institutions of higher learning throughout the country, state appropriations along with tuition and fees were enough to fund higher education. However, times have changed and negative economic realities have become a way of life for education at all levels.

Given these current financial times, SIUE must rely even more so on alternative sources of revenue to assure that quality educational experience. Your gifts and support are needed to help SIUE retain its importance in the region as a premier metropolitan University. 

Gifts made through the SIUE Foundation help meet the needs of the University and provide our students with additional opportunities, whether the gift supports a scholarship, an academic unit, Lovejoy Library, faculty research and retention, athletics or student activities.

You can see first-hand the impact your gift has on the life of another. For example, in the Chancellor’s Scholarship Program as well as other scholarship programs, donors may meet their scholarship recipient and other students who are also in the program.

In other areas, there are examples of gifts that have made a financial and cultural impact, such as the purchase of additional resources for Lovejoy Library, access to a wide variety of artwork that may be studied or viewed for pleasure, or upgrades of classrooms to high-tech learning centers.

There are many reasons to give and several options available through the SIUE Foundation to achieve your philanthropic goals. For more information about donor options, contact the SIUE Foundation, (618) 650-2345.