SIU Carbondale to host Day of Giving 24-hour fundraising drive
Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale will host its first SIU Day of Giving on March 1-2, a 24-hour fundraising campaign designed to inspire alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff to support specific areas of campus.
“One of the best things that will come out of the Day of Giving is that it will welcome people who have never thought about making a gift to the institution, but they will see something that will inspire them to make that first gift,” Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations James Salmo, who also serves as CEO of the SIU Foundation, said in a press release. “Making that first gift is a large milestone in an alumnus’ and donor’s life -- or even the life of a current student, who may only be able to give $1. We know that whatever they gave has meaning to them.”
Beginning at 6 a.m. March 1 and running to 5:59 a.m. March 2, the university plans to make the Day of Giving an annual event occurring each March in honor of its founding. Supporters will be able to donate to the school online, over the phone or through the mail and can earmark their funds for any of the university’s eight colleges, the Graduate School, the School of Law, the School of Medicine or any of the following campus facilities: Saluki Athletics, the SIU Alumni Association, Morris Library, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Student Affairs, Touch of Nature Environmental Center, University Honors, WSIU Public Broadcasting, the campus lake beautification project, diversity initiatives and performing arts.