About Us

ABOUT THE SIU FOUNDATION

MISSION AND PURPOSE

The Southern Illinois University Foundation, established in 1942, provides alumni and other friends a means to invest in the future of their University.

Our mission is to maximize private support for Southern Illinois University Carbondale to assist the University in achieving its long-range goals. The SIU Foundation:

  • solicits and accepts gifts
  • manages and invests funds and property prudently
  • distributes funds and property for educational and charitable purposes.

The SIU Foundation is an independent, nonprofit corporation that exists solely to serve the educational, service and research missions of SIU Carbondale.  It is a designated 501(c)(3) organization.  The Foundation has appropriate approval from the Internal Revenue Service to issue tax deductible receipts for private gifts received to support Southern Illinois University Carbondale.