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SIU Carbondale

A three-year fundraising campaign for Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been extended after raising $90 million, surpassing its goal of $75 million.

SIU-C interim Chancellor John Dunn says The Forever SIU Campaign, originally slated to end last month, will be extended through June 2024 with a new goal of $200 million.

Illinois State University has exceeded a $150 million fundraising goal.

The university announced Tuesday it's received more than $155 million in donations, hitting the goal for the Redbirds Rising campaign 13 months ahead of schedule.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Officials at SIU-Carbondale were all smiles Thursday as interim Chancellor John Dunn announced the university reached a fundraising goal.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Aur Beck, who is heading up "Heartland People Care," a group aimed at leveraging local funds for non-profit organizations.