Funding Needs and Priorities
Private gifts from alumni and friends of the SIUE School of Nursing directly impact students, faculty, outreach and research in important ways, and advance the on-going success of School.
General Development Fund
Annual Student Scholarships
Student Nurses Achievement Program (SNAP)
"Honoring the Past - Empowering the Future"
Campaign Co-Chairs: Saundra Spilotro '69 and Cody Gowler '09
The Alumni Advisory Board and Campaign Co-Chairs have stepped forward to champion the School of Nursing’s first endowed scholarship campaign for the purposes of establishing a fund that will be there in perpetuity to attract and retain the region’s most talented and deserving undergraduate and graduate students of nursing. Together we can meet the need for highly qualified baccalaureate- and graduate-level prepared nurses serving the diverse, complex and evolving health care needs of patients and providers in the Southern Illinois region and beyond.
Purpose: The recent 50th Anniversary of SIUE School of Nursing means the time is right to re-unite five decades of more than 5,500 alumni living and working in all 50 states in the shared challenge of “Honoring the Past – Empowering the Future.”
Goal: Four $25,000 Endowed Scholarships = $100,000 over 18 months
Impact: The School of Nursing Alumni Board will champion the selection of criteria and recipients for four fully-endowed scholarships that best represents the entire alumni base. Stories about the scholarship recipients and their nursing careers will be shared with all alumni in the Annual Dean’s Report and newsletters.
Timeline: October 2014/Launch – April 2016/Completion
Theme: Over the course of the campaign, we will be reaching out to and visiting with School of Nursing alumni to listen, capture and share stories about your “Defining Moments in my Nursing Career."
Recognition Event: In Spring 2016, a special event will be held to recognize School of Nursing alumni and friends contributions to the campaign, nursing profession and patient-care community, and to celebrate the Class of ’66’s 50th Reunion.
Contact: Patricia McDonald, Senior Director of Development – Nursing