The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Foundation has announced great success raising over $11.1M, the most ever raised by private philanthropy in the University’s history.
“Under the leadership of Chancellor Minor, the entire university sees that philanthropy can greatly support our dynamic programs, world class faculty, and provide more resources to students,” said Seth Walker, vice chancellor for University Advancement and CEO of the SIUE Foundation. “We appreciate the alumni and donors who have made major commitments this year and look forward to working with even more donors next year to fulfill their philanthropic intentions.”
The SIUE Foundation works to support, create, and enhance educational and other opportunities throughout SIUE, and continues to set a new University standard for alumni engagement, community partnership, and giving.
Along with the fundraising announcement, the Foundation announced its newly elected officers and board members.
The officers elected to serve for the next two years include:
- Immediate Past Chairperson: David Hopkins
- Chairperson: Andy Glenn
- Vice-Chairperson: Jennifer Hertel
- Secretary: Charlie Reifsteck
- Chair of Finance and Investment Committee: Kevin Rust
In addition, the Foundation welcomed five new members to its board of directors: Damon Harbison, 2004 Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia and SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon; Darryl Tyler, 2003 business administration alumnus, entrepreneur and owner of Tailored Gents Custom Clothiers in Clayton; Ajay Kansal, 1989 management information systems graduate and owner of Sugarloaf Landscape Nursery in Glen Carbon; Tabitha Turman, 1998 accounting alumna, founder and CEO of Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions, LLC; Tyria Riley, 2002 electrical engineering alumna, Boeing Defense Space and Security mission systems model-based engineering senior leader at The Boeing Company.
“Our new board members and leadership will help us continue to strive to be a premier foundation serving the entire SIUE community,” Walker added.
Learn more about the SIUE Foundation at siue.edu/give/