Dunbar Leadership Society

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Development Officer: Kevin Clark
Email: kevincl@foundation.siu.edu
Phone: 618/453-6742
Fax: 618/453-4911
Office: Kaplan Hall, Room 218
Southern Illinois University Foundation
1235 Douglas Drive
Mail Code 6805
Carbondale, IL 62901

Through the SIU Foundation, the Dunbar Society has been reintroduced as the Dunbar Leadership Society. With your support, we will become the leading program supporting African American students of any Illinois public university.

Since the 1960s, Southern Illinois University has maintained one of the highest African American enrollments of state-funded universities in Illinois. Student enrollment is currently at 17 percent*, and as a result, active engagement will also be conducted by the Dunbar Leadership Society to support the Africana Studies program, which is responsible for providing academic guidance and social enrichment to
undergraduate and graduate students attending SIU. 

*The 2018-2019 academic year.

The immediate financial goal of the Dunbar Leadership Society is to raise $150,000 by the end of 2019. The long-term financial goal of the Dunbar Leadership Society is to establish an endowment of at least $1.5 million. We encourage you to select the giving level that meets your capacity and join this unique effort today!

  • Platinum $25,000
  • Gold $15,000
  • Silver $ 5,000
  • Bronze $ 1,000

*Giving levels are cumulative, and subsequent pledges will count towards the next highest level.