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The Southern Illinois University Foundation was established in 1942 to solicit, receive, hold, and administer gifts from private sources for educational purposes. The Foundation provides alumni and other friends with a means to contribute to Southern Illinois University Carbondale through a variety of arrangements, including cash, payroll deduction, securities and other non-cash gifts, bequests, life insurance, and other planned-giving instruments, such as trusts and charitable annuities. Employees may contribute to any approved program or activity of the university through the foundation (e.g., memorial funds, scholarships, Friends of WSIU).