FOREVER FORWARD Foundation Highlights 2020


Celebrating 50 years of SIU School of Medicine

Dear Friends,

Forever Forward: Little did we know when we chose this tagline, how well it would define SIU School of Medicine during this unprecedented time. As we celebrate our golden anniversary year, we have been called to care for the health of the communities we serve in a way that we never have before.

Shortly after our anniversary kick-off, we became SIU STRONG, a medical community supporting one another during a pandemic. Our leaders and years of experience afforded us opportunities to continue to safely serve those who needed us. SIU School of Medicine continued essential research, quickly implemented remote teaching and learning and successfully transitioned to a remote work model.

And, SIU School of Medicine called upon you — our friends, our alumni, our community partners — and you answered. This report shows some of the many ways you have supported us; you are the reason we will continue Forever Forward for years to come.

In the past 50 years, SIU School of Medicine has grown from a small medical school providing patient care with the help of community clinicians to an internationally recognized institution, partnering with hospitals, clinics and associations across Illinois. Today the school is a key player in the continued advancement of medical care in Springfield, Decatur, Quincy, Carbondale and dozens of towns in between.

Some have interpreted the school’s mission as filling the region with primary care physicians. Certainly, the numbers represent that: About half of the school’s nearly 3,000 graduates chose primary care. According to the Association for American Medical Colleges, SIU School of Medicine has the highest percentage of graduates in the nation practicing in rural areas, serving citizens who have few medical resources.

The word has spread. Shortly after the close of the fiscal year, the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) presented its inaugural ASPIRE Stellar Award to SIU School of Medicine in recognition of our commitment to excellence in a range of educational areas. SIU is one of only two medical schools in the world to have received as many as five Aspire to Excellence Awards from AMEE.

Our accomplishments are many. We are proud of our graduates and our school. We are proud of our faculty, staff and learners. Thanks to all of you, we will keep up the good work.

Wishing you all good health,

Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH - Dean & Provost of SIU School of Medicine

Happy 50th Anniversary, SIU School of Medicine

In 1968, the Illinois Board of Higher Education, noting the critical shortage of physicians in central and southern Illinois, called for the creation of a new medical school. By 1970, SIU School of Medicine was a reality.

This year marks a half-century of innovation in medical education at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. We honor those who have had a role in advancing the school's mission areas of education, research, patient care and community service. We celebrate our alumni who have taken their skills and knowledge from the intimate confines of our medical school out into our service region and beyond, to do great things and make the world healthier.

SIU School of Medicine Scholarship Endowed for 50th Anniversary

Throughout the year, supporters of SIU School of Medicine were asked to contribute to the SIU School of Medicine Scholarship in honor of the school's 50th anniversary. We are thankful for the generous support that has allowed us to endow this scholarship to help future medical students fulfill their dreams. Our medical students need your help now more than ever. Help us help our students through the gift of scholarship. Donate at forwardfunder.siumed.edu/MedScholarship.


Southern Illinois University's $200 million campaign moves forward

SIU School of Medicine is driven by a vitally important mission: to improve the health of people across our region and well beyond through innovation in medical education. Every day we do work of great significance, changing lives and saving lives. And every day, we search for ways to expand our reach and deepen our impact.

It is with this ambitious spirit that we embark on a $21 million campaign to secure our mission for the future.

We are a school of medicine with big ideas and a big heart. We prepare future doctors and health care professionals second-to-none in their ability and compassion. We are a powerful presence in our community, a champion for the health and well-being of the people of central and southern Illinois. And we make breakthroughs — scientific and educational — with an influence far beyond this region.

It is only with philanthropic investment from those who believe in SIU School of Medicine that we can reach our true potential. And with that support, we will move Forever Forward.


Your support of SIU School of Medicine can take many forms, and a gift of any amount is appreciated. Below is a partial list of opportunities that will provide the greatest impact. All endowments begin at $25,000.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS – We are woefully short of funding for student scholarships. Providing full-tuition support for one medical student or partial support for several can significantly reduce student debt.

FACILITIES – To remain innovative in medical education, we must maintain state-of-the art facilities and technology. The school has a strong need for updates to facilities, classroom space and technology.

FACULTY – Our world-renown faculty is the foundation of the school’s success. Faculty support helps retain talented physicians and researchers and provides them the resources to do their best teaching and scholarship.

RESEARCH – Supporting research at SIU School of Medicine advances knowledge and treatment in areas like Alzheimer’s disease, sickle cell anemia, hearing loss, aging and cancer.


Helping to protect our communities against threats like the COVID-19 pandemic is at the core of our 50-year mission. In times like these, we are fortunate to have great expertise and years of experience on our side. Here are some of the ways our leaders have been recognized and how we have come together to remain SIU STRONG.

  • Working with the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the SIU Pandemic Health Worker program serves five regions in central and southern Illinois. This program supports families in need of food, pharmacy, therapy, and telemedicine.
  • SIU School of Medicine researchers assisted in the improvement of COVID-19 testing capabilities in our region. They are also mapping the COVID-19 genome and collecting samples from downstate Illinois hospitals to enter regional strain information into the worldwide data base for COVID-19.
  • Keith Gagnon, PhD, is collaborating with the Illinois Department of Public Health to sequence the SARS-CoV-2 virus genome using samples of the virus from Illinois patients who tested positive for COVID-19. The lab will share its information with health officials and deposit it on an international database, which will contribute to helping to make a better vaccine and therapeutics.
  • Douglas Carlson, MD, was named to the Illinois Department of Public Health Task Force on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with Coronavirus Disease.
  • Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH, was appointed to a committee that helped shape how campuses across the state reopened safely this fall.
  • Harry Lausen, DO, was a recipient of the Medical Group Management Association's Rise Above Recognition for his leadership during the unfolding of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Sameer Vohra, MD, JD, FAAP, was appointed to serve on the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund advisory board.
  • Andy Wilber, PhD, Chris Chambers, PhD, and Don Torry, PhD, developed a quantitative serological antibody test that can be used to gauge the effectiveness of new vaccines.

Community needs remain high, and we continue to raise funds for the SIU STRONG Pandemic Fund. You can help ease the burden by donating using the included card or at forwardfunder.siumed.edu/covid.

Through the SIU STRONG Pandemic Fund, we are helping in some of the following ways:

  • The Family & Community Medicine Food Pharmacy provides food and hygiene products to those affected by crisis.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies for our front-line workers will promote the health of the community.
  • Telehealth offers our patients primary and specialty care while they remain safe at home. Telehealth preserves the continuity of care for our health care professionals and their patients.
  • Medical students may experience unforeseen situations due to the pandemic that impact or interrupt their academic coursework.

Thank you for your gifts to the SIU STRONG Pandemic Fund, which give us the tools to remain flexible and fulfill our mission.

Supporting social justice in medicine

This spring SIU School of Medicine students formed a chapter of White Coats For Black Lives, a national organization committed to counteracting systemic and interpersonal racism and its effects on the practice of medicine and the health of patients. In conjunction with this effort, the SIU White Coats 4 Black Lives Scholarship began.

Erik Constance, MD, '88, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions not only backed the students financially, but he sent a plea to fellow alumni to help support the scholarship. To read his letter, visit http://bit.ly/summeraspects.

The scholarship was created in an effort to create awareness of racism as a threat to the health of people of color. This scholarship will be awarded to a disadvantaged student who has demonstrated a commitment to and passion for social justice.

Through this and other ongoing efforts, we will assist disadvantaged students and develop young leaders to better serve the health care needs of our communities.

SIU School of Medicine teaches medical students that health care and medicine are more than what occurs within the clinic or hospital walls. We know racism is a threat to an individual’s health and that inequities harm entire populations within our service region. We must empower our future physicians to influence thought, build up understanding and tear down the barriers of ignorance and apathy that affect health.

We have raised $17,093 toward endowing the SIU School of Medicine White Coats 4 Black Lives Scholarship. We are at 68% of our goal. Please help us get to 100% to help our medical students who are passionately committed to social justice in medicine. Donate on the included card or at forwardfunder.siumed.edu/whitecoats4blacklives.

Top of the chart

To coincide with the Alumni Reunion Celebration on June 25-26, 2021, we are scheduling the Reunion Class Challenge for the classes of 1975, '76, '80, '81, '84/'85, '86, '90, '91, '95, '96, '00, '01, '05, '06, '10, '11 and '20. Congratulations and thank you to the top 5 classes of 20201976 -$64,596

  1. 1981 - $29,012
  2. 2005 - $12,400
  3. 1979 - $11,600
  4. 1977 - $11,350

50th Anniversary Alumni Giving

We are so thankful for the generous alumni who have given in support of the school's mission during our 50th anniversary year. The names below indicate a gift from January 1, 2020 to November 20, 2020.

Mike and Susan Williamson

Stepping up, giving back

As SIU School of Medicine turned half a century old, Mike Williamson, MD, ’76, fondly recalls his years as a medical student. “I’ve had a good career and even met my wife, Susan, while she was also in medical school. I’m grateful for the education and experiences SIU School of Medicine gave me.”

The couple has shown their gratitude to the school in many ways. Since 2018, Mike has served on the SIU Foundation Board and also served on the SIU School of Medicine Alumni Society Board of Governors from 2014-19. Through both of these positions, Dr. Williamson has been a champion of the School of Medicine, speaking to others about the importance of giving back during these challenging times. “The state of Illinois is concerning, and the school can’t survive years of cuts without financial support from other means,” he says. “It’s critical that our alumni step up and give back, even if it’s only $20 — that would be more than $58,000 for the school.”

Since 1987, Dr. Williamson has donated to various scholarships and departments each year. Most recently, he has leveraged his Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) to benefit SIU.

"My class members are largely retiring now, so donating from their retirement accounts would be very reasonable for most of them,” Dr. Williamson says.

For the more recent graduates, Dr. Williamson says, “It’s not about donating millions; it’s about showing support when you can give back.”

Leveraging your retirement to benefit SIU

If you neglect to withdraw your RMD from your retirement account, you'll face a hefty penalty from the IRS. And, of course, withdrawals are taxed. The workaround: an IRA charitable contribution to SIU School of Medicine.

Those who file a joint tax return can contribute up to $100,000 each tax-free from their IRAs to any of SIU School of Medicine’s accounts. The IRS requires withdrawals from qualified retirement accounts once a person reaches age 72. (For those who turned 70.5 prior to January 1, 2020, their RMD is based on age 70.5, not 72.) Contact SIU School of Medicine Foundation Office at foundation@siumed.edu or 217.545.2955 to learn more.

1977 | 1980 | 1998


Doctors Jerrold Willis, ’77; Prashanth Shekar, ’80; and Ryan Willis,’98, issued a challenge to their classmates in honor of the 50th anniversary. Each agreed to match the gifts from his respective class, up to a combined total of $50,000. If all three classes meet the challenge, that’s a minimum of $100,000 for SIU School of Medicine scholarships and programs.

To date, we have $12,225 to reach the $50,000 goal. It's not too late to give! Members of the classes of 1977, 1980 and 1998 can donate to any fund as a part of this challenge. Help us leverage this very generous gift to create the maximum impact on scholarships that every medical student truly needs.

Donate today at forwardfunder.siumed.edu/scholarshipchallenge.

Leaving a legacy

We create our legacy through the people we impact every day – children, friends, colleagues, family – whose lives are richer because of these connections. For Drs. John and Ann Havey, ‘77, SIU School of Medicine is a part of their legacy and we are grateful that they are a part of the school’s legacy.

The couple recently pledged $1 million from their estate to endow and name the John and Ann Havey Scholarship Fund at SIU School of Medicine.

The couple's journey together began in medical school where they met their first year. “We were thinking back to when we were in medical school and had only $125 to our name,” Ann says. “We wanted to help future generations of doctors get through those tough years just as we were lucky enough to do.” With an average debt of well over $200,000 upon graduation, our medical students need help now more than ever.

The estate gift is an incredibly impactful gift. When realized, the gift will increase the amount of the scholarship funding to medical students by nearly 25 percent. And, since the corpus of the gift is invested, the annual yield will provide an impact in perpetuity.

A planned gift commitment to benefit the School of Medicine through the SIU Foundation will impact the health care of generations to come. It’s also a way to say, “thank you” to your professors, classmates, mentors, physicians, nurses or other providers.

Donors may designate gifts to any School of Medicine department, program or scholarship or select from a number of funds that impact students, faculty and programs across the school.

SIU School of Medicine is a powerful presence in the region, a champion for the health and well-being of the people of central and southern Illinois. This is our legacy. Please consider making SIU School of Medicine a part of yours.

In FY 20, 60 scholarships were awarded from 45 scholarship accounts for a total of $187,941. 27 of the 45 of the scholarship accounts were established by SOM alumni.

2020 Distinguished Alumni Erik Constance, MD - Class of 1988

Dr. Erik Constance personifies SIU’s mission. The Alumni Society Board of Governors of SIU School of Medicine agreed and selected him as the 2020 Distinguished Alumni for a career of service to his alma mater.

Erik Constance, MD, has served as Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions for 25 years. In that position, he has been a de facto gatekeeper and guidance counselor for many of the 1,750 learners who have gone on to medical practice. He has had an immeasurable influence on the School of Medicine’s student body – and hence, the health of the 66-county service region – for half of our school's existence.

“Change is omnipresent in medical education, and Dr. Constance’s steadfast fidelity and advocacy for the students has helped shepherd and maintain a very positive learning climate at SIU, ” one nominator said.

A Belleville native, Constance was an undergrad at SIU Edwardsville when he decided to pursue medicine. During his first year at Carbondale, the medical school’s rural, family-like culture set the hook in him. For residency, he interviewed all over the country but found the ideal match was staying home at SIU.

Internal Medicine chairs Sergio Rabinovich, MD, and David Steward, MD, became further resources for training and role modeling, giving Constance his first taste of administration, mentoring and teaching as the department’s chief resident in 1991.

Constance then spent four years on faculty at SIU, building relationships and growing a rural practice in Auburn, until a request from the dean came in 1995. Carl Getto, MD, asked him to chair a search committee for the new Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

“I thought about it for a while, then went back to Dean Getto and told him I’d rather apply for it,” Constance says. He advanced through the national search and was selected. Twenty-five years in, he still relishes the challenges and variety of the job.

“When people ask me what I do, I often tell them I’m a teacher.” He most enjoys the daily interactions with students and teaching a course on differential diagnosis for the second-years. And the feeling is mutual. Four classes of graduates have awarded him the Golden Apple Award for excellence as an instructor. Some of his lessons are easy to retain. Alumni who have been through SIU in the last 25 years can probably recite two out of three of Dr. Constance’s Medical School Rules: 1. Be on time. 2. Don’t make excuses. 3. Ask for help.

Asked about his proudest achievements, he recalls an innovation from his earliest years: opening up the student enrollment process to diversity. “In 1996, I held the first diversity training at SIU School of Medicine for the student body. It didn’t go over as well as I’d have liked,” he says. So he and Dr. Getto initiated diversity training and used data from the NBME to create a new admissions process that took a more holistic approach, one of the first medical schools in the nation to do so.

A student of history, Constance recognizes progress moves in fits and starts. “Dean Kruse, Dean Dorsey and I, we’re all proud of where we are at against our peers – something like the top 2 percent for training underrepresented students – but we all agree that we can do more. There weren’t a lot of allies doing this 25 years ago. I hope I’ve set the table for more improvements because it’s important to have a student body that looks more like the general population.”

Constance remains steady in his pursuit of social justice and equity in the medical field. Most recently he helped to initiate the SIU White Coats 4 Black Lives Scholarship with his donation as the catalyst for other contributions. The scholarship will help future students with a commitment to social justice.

"It's always about the students," he says. Whether it's donating to scholarships, sponsoring medical students to support the Camp COCO Golf Outing or speaking at events, the medical students are foremost on his mind.

Left, Dr. Constance distributes the Match Day envelopes in 2013. Right, Dr. Constance teaching medical students in 2004.

Flack, McDowell named endowed chairs

Left, John Flack, MD, MPH, MACP and right, Christopher McDowell, MD, MEd, MS, FAAEM

An endowed chair represents one of the highest achievements in academic medicine, both for the person for whom the chair is named and also for the person who holds the chair. This past year, four SIU Medicine physicians received this honor.

John M. Flack, MD, MPH, MACP, was named the inaugural holder of the Sergio Rabinovich, MD, Endowed Chair of Internal Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Flack, who is a professor and chair of internal medicine, specializes in treating resistant hypertension in minority populations. The investiture ceremony also honored Professor Emeritus Sergio Rabinovich who served as chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at SIU School of Medicine from 1974-88. He retired as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in 1996.

Christopher McDowell, MD, MEd, MS, FAAEM, is the first recipient of the David L. Griffen, MD, PhD, Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. McDowell is an emergency medicine physician for SIU Medicine, associate professor and vice chair of education at the school and the medical director of the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation. This endowed chair is named to honor the founding chair of SIU's Division of Emergency Medicine, Dr. David Griffen.

The Memorial Medical Center Foundation provided the funds to establish each of these chairs.

SIU Medicine, Corrections partner to improve health care in state facilities

SIU Medicine and the Illinois Department of Corrections are partnering to provide health care at state correctional facilities in a three-year pilot project.

SIU’s Office of Correctional Medicine is led by Dawn DeFraties, executive director. The effort will initially focus on health care in Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln and the state correctional centers in Pinckneyville, Shawnee and Vienna in southern Illinois.

Studies show that people with a history of incarceration face barriers to good health before, during and after incarceration. They often enter correctional facilities with multiple chronic illnesses and limited past access to medical care; after incarceration, they face poorer health outcomes.

The medical school’s first dean, Richard Moy, MD, proposed a partnership with the Department of Corrections in the early 1980s, said Dean Kruse. “Dr. Moy explored the idea of SIU working with Corrections during the school’s formative years. We are pleased we can finally bring his vision to life,” he said.

Hascup leads Alzheimer's center

Erin Hascup, PhD, is the new director of the SIU Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD). Dr. Tom Ala is now CADRD's medical director.

This is a golden age for research funding in Alzheimer’s disease, and comes at a propitious time given the growing wave of Americans expected to be afflicted with the disease in the next 20 years. A major goal of CADRD is leveraging current resources to grow research efforts into the causes, treatments and modes of care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Her duties as director will be a re-visioning of the mission and goals of CADRD including research, clinical care, outreach, education and philanthropy.

Dr. Hascup has been with the school since 2012, initially as a research associate within CADRD, and joined the neurology department faculty in 2013. Her research is centered on neurodegeneration and in particular, Alzheimer’s disease. She is a recipient of several external grants, including two from the National Institute of Aging awarded in 2018, totaling over $6 million dollars.

Carbondale opens Center for Family Medicine building

SIU Medicine is welcoming patients, residents and students to a state-of-the-art clinic and teaching facility in Carbondale. The new space is home to SIU Center for Family Medicine–Carbondale and SIU Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.

The facility provides learners with comprehensive training in diverse medical fields, including pediatrics, behavioral health, surgery and geriatrics. The program also offers advanced training in sports medicine through its fellowship program. The Physician Assistant Program is directed by Don Diemer, DHSc, PA-C, and the Center for Family Medicine–Carbondale is directed by Quincy Scott, DO.

Southern Illinois Healthcare funded the facility and is leasing the building to SIU Medicine.

SIU Medicine expands in Christian County

SIU Medicine and Memorial Behavioral Health are partnering together in a new clinic that integrates primary care and mental health services in Christian County.

The SIU Center for Family Medicine-Taylorville provides primary care for all ages and offer women’s health and behavioral health services. Memorial Behavioral Health-Taylorville provides crisis intervention, mental health assessments, community-based recovery services, therapy and integrated behavioral health.


Medical school launches Lincoln Scholars Program

A new Doctor of Medicine track has been introduced to give students the knowledge, skills and perspective to provide care in rural areas. To further the mission of the School of Medicine, the Lincoln Scholars Program has been developed to seed the rural regions of southern Illinois with more doctors.

Unlike the 72 students who begin their medical education in Carbondale and end in Springfield, the Lincoln Scholars spend all four years of medical school in southern Illinois.

“The students learn to work on a medical team from day one,” said James Daniels, MD, professor of family and community medicine and one of the chief architects of the program. “They will also train with a rural physician throughout their education. This gives them a longitudinal experience that is rare in medicine today.”

The Lincoln Scholars will spend their initial year learning alongside physician assistant students in a new SIU Medicine clinical facility that opened in 2019. “It’s the biggest step SIU has ever taken in inter-professional education,” said Dean and Provost Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH.

Research has demonstrated a link between physicians’ connection to rural areas and their subsequent practice of rural medicine. For that reason, Lincoln Scholars will be strategically chosen both for their academic potential and for their experience in, and dedication to, rural Illinois.

“Not all graduates will stay in the region, but data tells us a higher percentage of them will,” Kruse said. “Small-urban and rural communities are our fields of dreams, and we know that if we train them well, they will stay,” he said. “There is a growing need for physicians who know their communities, who understand their patients’ lives outside the doctor’s office, and can deliver excellent care across specialties or within family practice settings.”

Harbinger Society

The Harbinger Society is open to all those who make a significant financial commitment to SIU Medicine in support of its goals. Donors may qualify as members by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Making a cumulative or one-time gift of $25,000 ($50,000 for a business or organization) in cash, securities, equipment, materials, supplies or other gifts-in-kind.
  • Pledging $25,000 payable over a 5-year period, not less than $5,000 annually.
  • Bequeathing a whole-life insurance policy valued at $50,000 or more.
  • Donating a trust (instrument) valued at $50,000 or more.

Based on their generous gifts in FY20, the following people have moved to a higher level of the Harbinger Society. The * indicates those we welcome as our newest Harbinger members. Thank you for your generosity!

Diplomat - $500,000-$999,999

Memorial Health System

Orthopedic Center of Illinois, Ltd.

Distinguished Fellow - $100,000-$499,999

Lynn C. Mitra

Les B. Pauly

Keith & Lisa S. Wichterman

Bank of Springfield

* BJ Grand Salon & Spa

Springfield Plastics, Inc.

Isringhausen Imports

Dean’s Inner Circle - $50,000-$99,999

William & J’Amy Payne

Buck & Karen Hales

* Southern Illinois Healthcare

* Schwab Charitable Fund

* Denney Jewelers, Ltd.


Cornerstone - $25,000-$49,999

* Wei Du & Jianjun Ma

Day of Giving Reigning Champions

SIU School of Medicine raised the highest number of gifts for an academic unit — $200,226 from 322 gifts. Thank you for your generosity!


Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - join us as we move FORWARD TOGETHER to better the health of our communities through SIU Day of Giving. If you'd like to issue a giving challenge, contact us to learn how we can make a greater impact together.

See last year's numbers at siuday.siu.edu. You can donate and earmark your Day of Giving 2021 gift today at siuf.org/giving/payment.php.

Honor Roll of Donors

With grateful appreciation for their generosity, we acknowledge the following individual, corporate and foundation donors for their contributions of $1,000 or more to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020. This generosity has supported the fulfilment of our academic, research and clinical missions. Thank you!

Thank you to our 50th Anniversary Sponsors

Forever Forward Sponsor

Dr. Roland Folse

Dean & Provost Sponsor

Hospital Sisters Health System

Drs. Clifford Johnson & Cristina Medrano-Johnson, ’94

Dr. Christine Todd, ’93

Community Sponsor

Drs. Gina Kovach, ’76 and Dave Steward

SIU Family & Community Medicine and Centers for Family Medicine

SIU Medicine Internal Medicine

Purple Partner

Drs. J. Eric & Lorie A. Bleyer, ’89

Dr. Diane Hillard-Sembell, ’86 & Mark Sembell

Dr. Holly Novak, ’79

Dr. & Mrs. Terry Travis

Table Sponsors

Dee Kirby & Friends

Department of Population Science & Policy

SIU Medicine Psychiatry

SIU Family & Community Medicine and Centers for Family Medicine

Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU

SIU Medicine Neuroscience Institute

Fiscal Year 2020 Financials

July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020


School of Medicine’s Endowment Total - $28,901,656.13

FY20 Endowment Gifts - $848,503.46


Total number of solicitable MD Alumni – 2,888

Total number of all solicitable medical school Alumni (PA, MEDPREP, PhD, etc.) – 3,200

Total number of MD Alumni donors – 465


SOM Alumni giving (includes resident alumni) - $122,936.21 from 499 donors

All other individuals (i.e. grateful patients & families, etc.) - $591,516.74 from 3,967 donors

SOM faculty & staff - $202,225.68 from 1,503 donors

Corporations - $1,013,713.69 from 424 donors

Institutions/Organizations - $89,685.63 from 68 donors

Personal/Family foundations - $2,000.00 from 1 donor

Other private foundations - $289,050.00 from 12 donors


Total dollar amount - $75,568.75

Total number of gifts - 434

Total number of donors - 579

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