Welcome to the SIU Foundation in Springfield. We work with private donors, schools, foundations and businesses to achieve SIU Medicine’s strategic goal of supporting students, patients, families and staff. 

We solicit and accept gifts, manage and invest funds, and prudently distribute funds for educational, research and charitable purposes. Through research grants, scholarships and other opportunities for people in need, we create services that promote maximal impact on both an organization and individual level. 

The SIU Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as designated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Ask us about our tax-deductible receipts for private gifts and donations.  

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Junaia Carter 5K

SIU alumni, medical students hosting 5K for cancer research on October 28

On October 28, SIU School of Medicine is hosting a 5K run/walk to honor Junaia Carter, MD, a 2010 alumnus who passed away from Stage 4 breast cancer shortly after graduation. The event in Springfield's Washington Park raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Denim and Diamonds 2023

Denim & Diamonds Gala: Ticket, sponsorship, auction item & 'Faces of Hope' information

Tickets and sponsorships are available for this year's Denim & Diamonds benefiting Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine on Saturday, October 14 at the Crowne Plaza.
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Butterfly release to honor loved ones, celebrate survivors on June 3

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU School of Medicine will host its 15th Annual Butterfly Release at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, in the Thomas Garden of Hope, 315 W. Carpenter St., Springfield.