Donor Recognition

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Annual Giving

Chancellor’s Council Annual Donors – Individuals, businesses, and corporations that have chosen to make an annual gift during a given fiscal year of $1,000 or more to the SIU Foundation in one of the levels listed below:

Visionaries – $25,000 & above

Innovators – $10,000-$24,999

Advocates – $5,000-$9,999

Benefactors – $2,500 – $4,999

Sponsors – $1,000 – $2,499

Cumulative Giving

Chancellor’s Council ($1,000,000 and above) – Our highest giving level within the Chancellor’s Council.  The Council recognizes those individuals whose outstanding generosity creates the cornerstone of our great University.

Old Main Society ($500,000-$999,999) – The first building on campus was begun in 1870, completed in 1874, and destroyed by fire in 1883.  It was replaced by Old Main, which was built during 1885 at a cost of $152,000.  It burned in 1969 and was not replaced, but its memory lives on in Old Main Mall.

Delyte W. Morris Society ($250,000-$499,999) –  This gift club honors the eighth president of the University (1948-1970), Delyte W. Morris, who transformed Southern into a major institution, as the result of his vision and innovation.  Both the curriculum and the number of buildings expanded significantly.  During his administration, SIU won a separate governing board, as well as national and international fame.  The University’s library bears his name.

Roscoe E. Pulliam Society ($100,000-$249,999) –  Roscoe Pulliam was the first University alumnus to become president (1935-1944) and the first president not be selected from the faculty.  In 1943, limited university status was granted to SIU, and three colleges – Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Vocations – were planned.  Credited to Pulliam were the alumni office religious foundations, a student health service, and expanded faculty benefits.

Henry W. Shryock Society ($50,000 – $99,999) –  The fifth University president (1913-1935), Henry Shryock, joined the faculty in 1894 in the English Department.  Credited to his administration were further curriculum revision, the rural education program, a significant physical education and athletic program, a new power plant, and the construction of Shryock Auditorium.

Daniel R. Parkinson Society ($25,000-$49,999) – Daniel Parkinson, Southern’s fourth president (1897-1913), was one of the original faculty members of the University.  During his tenure extensive changes in both the curriculum and the facilities were made.  In 1907, the Illinois General Assembly approved the bachelor of education degree, the first being granted by Southern Illinois Normal University in 1909.  Wheeler Hall, Allyn Hall, and Anthony Hall were built during his administration.

Planned Giving

Paul & Virginia Society – Members include individuals who have included the Southern Illinois University Foundation in their will or have made a planned gift to the institution.  Planned gifts can be specified for a favorite college, department, or program.  Please let us know if you have included us in your estate plans and allow us the opportunity to thank you by listing you as a member of the Paul & Virginia Society.

If you prefer not to be acknowledged in our Honor Roll of Donors, please let us know.