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"Forever SIU" scholarship funding campaign raises $50 million so far

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CARBONDALE -- SIU hopes to raise $75 million for scholarships as part of its "Forever SIU" campaign, and the university is two-thirds of the way there.

Two gifts worth $1 million apiece this past week from artist Jimmy Wright and former vice president of Caterpillar Inc. F. Lynn McPheeters bolstered the campaign drive, which started in Jan. 2016.

SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno said he's seeing donations from all over.

"It comes from people who give us $100 and $10 to people who give us millions of dollars," Montemagno said. "It's coming from the community who believe in the promise of SIU, who are all in on the future that we have at this institution and want to invest in that future."

More information about the "Forever SIU" campaign and ways to donate can be found here.

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