The SIUE Foundation exists to support the mission, vision, and values of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. On behalf of the University, the Foundation provides fundraising coordination and implementation, serves as the steward for contributions, produces donor receipts, conducts the decentralized annual fund drive programs, and upholds the highest standards of fiscal responsibility and investment management. These efforts are conducted in relation to the donors' expressed wishes as well as the instructional, scholarship, and public service pursuits of the University.
To support the University's status as a premier metropolitan university, the SIUE Foundation follows a "decentralized with centralized coordination" fundraising style. The SIUE Foundation is responsible for University-wide fundraising priorities and projects. Realizing that the donors' interests may be focused on a specific program or unit, the Foundation also encourages University units to develop fundraising projects and to build relationships directly with their donors.
The SIUE Foundation holds the same values as SIUE--citizenship, excellence, integrity, openness, and wisdom. In addition, the SIUE Foundation follows the highest standards of stewardship in overseeing the investment and use of donated gifts.