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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.

Ongoing Funding Priorities

General Development Fund
Gifts of any size to the School of Nursing’s Annual Development Fund are needed to support ongoing, important and emerging needs of the School that are not covered by state funds.

Annual Student Scholarships
There is a need to increase the number of annually funded student scholarships available for the region’s most talented and deserving nursing students. Currently a total of $20,000 is awarded annually. With over 1,200 students, the goal is to double the amount of annual scholarships.

Student Nurses Achievement Program (SNAP)
Private gifts provide the financial assistance and resources need to support academic and career success for underserved students enrolled in SNAP (a special, five-year bachelor of science in nursing program). Contributions change lives and futures, while increasing diversity in the nursing profession.

High-Impact, Endowed Scholarship Campaign and 2016 Celebration Event

"Honoring the Past - Empowering the Future"

Campaign Co-Chairs: Saundra Spilotro '69 and Cody Gowler '09

Alumni, faculty and friends of the SIUE School of Nursing are enthusiastically stepping forward to champion the SIUE School of Nursing’s first endowed scholarship campaign. The “Honoring the Past – Empowering the Future” campaign celebrates the past fifty years and prepares for the next fifty years of excellence for the SIUE School of Nursing.

NEED: With over 6,700 alumni living and working in all fifty states the time is right to ask alumni, faculty and friends to come together to support the future of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education to meet the diverse, complex and evolving healthcare needs of patients and providers in the Southern Illinois region and beyond.

GOAL: The goal is to establish $100,000 in endowed scholarships that will be there in perpetuity to attract and retain the region’s most talented, diverse and deserving students of nursing. The SIUE School of Nursing and the following groups have stepped forward to sponsor four different types of scholarships and student selection criteria – to give donors the opportunity to choose a scholarship/student type and gift level that best fits their values and interests.


Scholarship Name:

Student Selection Criteria:

Sponsor Group:

Nursing Advisory Board Child of Alumni Scholarship

Undergrad or graduate student who is child or grandchild of an alumni

SIUE School of Nursing Alumni Board

Student Nurse Achievement Program Scholarship

Disadvantaged students from underserved areas enrolled in S.N.A.P

Student Nurse Achievement Program Advisory Board

In Honor of Class ’66 Scholarship

Selection criteria will be determined by Class ’66 Committee

Class of 1966 Alumni Committee

Clement Scholarship in Nursing

CRNA and FNP Students

Jackie & Steve Clement Challenge Grant

Individual Donor Endowed & Named Scholarship

Donor determines selection criteria and name for the scholarship

Donors pledge to give $25,000 or more over one to five years to endow their scholarship


Friends Giftsone-time gifts of $1 to $249.
Leadership Gifts one-time gifts and pledges of $250 or more
Fully Endowed Scholarship Giftsone-time and multi-year pledges totaling $25,000 or more to establish a donor designated endowed scholarship in honor of a person or occasion for students who meet donor specified merit and/or need criteria; recognized at the Platinum Level

TIMELINE: April 2016 – Campaign Completion and Recognition Gala

RECOGNITION GALA: To thank campaign contributors, honor Class of 1966 Alumni, show-case the S.N.A.P. Program and to celebrate the success of the SIUE School of Nursing in the past, present and future a very special event will be held.
Date: April 16, 2016
Location: St. Louis Zoo – Living World Exhibit
Theme: “Defining Moments in my Nursing Career”, over the course of the campaign alumni will be asked to share their personal and professional stories about special moments in their nursing lives and careers, which will be showcased during the Gala.

Contact: Patricia McDonald, Senior Director of Development – Nursing
pmcdona@siue.edu or 618.650.3906. Box 1066, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1066

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