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SIU Day of Giving raises nearly $889K

For 24 hours, supporters are invited to make online donations to the areas of SIU that they...
For 24 hours, supporters are invited to make online donations to the areas of SIU that they hold most dear. (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)((Source: Chris Drury, KFVS))
Updated: Mar. 11, 2019 at 3:59 PM CDT
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CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University kicked off it’s 150th year on March 6 with a Day of Giving.

More than $889,000 has been raised for scholarships, programs and other SIU priorities, and the money is still being counted.

“We’re deeply grateful to our many donors – alumni, faculty, staff, students community members and more -- for their generous support of our students and the university,” said Chancellor John Dunn. “You have made a very positive difference.”

The theme of the Day of Giving is “Celebrate.”

A Facebook group raised the most gifts for the new “Balancing Education, Experience and Reality” Scholarship, while Saluki Athletics will take home the trophy for most money raised.

For 24 hours, supporters were invited to make online donations to the areas of SIU that they hold most dear.

There are over 150 different areas and projects people were able to give money to.

The event began at 6 a.m. and will end at 6 a.m. March 7.

According to the SIU Day of Giving website, last year $480,000 was raised.

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