Giving a gift through our Special Tribute Program is a wonderful way to support education, patient care and research while honoring a friend, colleague or family member. When you make a gift in honor of or in memory of a friend or family member, the person being honored or their family will receive a personalized Special Tribute certificate informing them of the gift as well as the fund to which the gift is designated. We will help you honor and remember your loved ones and friends in times of joy or sorrow, to celebrate or console.
To make a gift to in honor of, memory of or for the speedy recovery of someone, send your gift with the following information to the SIU Foundation at P.O. Box 19666, Springfield, IL 62794-9666:
- Name of the person being honored (or in memory of or for the speedy recovery of)
- Donor's Name, Address, and Phone Number
- Designated purpose of the gift
(Camp COCO, scholarships, research, Alzheimer's or Demenitia, Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, etc.)
- Name and address of the person to receive the Special Tribute certificate
Directing memorial gifts to the SIU School of Medicine through an obituary listing should be accomplished by using the following language:
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the program of your choice, c/o SIU Foundation at the School of Medicine, P.O. Box 19666, Springfield, IL 62794-9666.
For more information about the Special Tribute Program at SIU School of Medicine, please contact the SIU Foundation Office at 217-545-2955.
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