Renewed Spirit Behind Forever SIU Campaign
As the country recovers from many of the hardships brought on by COVID-19, the Foundation is redoubling its efforts to meet and exceed the $200 million goal. Despite the hardships, SIU alumni and donors raised nearly $3 million in 24 hours on the Day of Giving in March.
Meet Scholarship Recipient Vernecelyn Allen
Vernecelyn Allen applied to eight other universities in addition to SIU; however, it was being awarded the Chancellor’s Scholarship that helped her choose SIU. Allen graduated this year with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and an Associate of Applied Sciences in Aviation Flight.
Points of Pride
Since its launch in January of 2017, the Forever SIU campaign has raised more than $123 million for student scholarships, enriching programs, enhancing facilities, advancing research, and supporting faculty. The goal is to reach $200 million by June 30, 2024.