Welcome to the Meridian Society!

As an auxiliary organization of the SIUE Foundation, the Meridian Society promotes women’s leadership and invests in SIUE community-based projects. The Meridian Society gifts annual awards each spring to fund SIUE projects that provide direct services in the community. Since the spring 2004, the Meridian Awards have issued $350,956 to 133 SIUE Community Based projects.

The Meridian Society officially launched its philanthropic mission in October 2003. It is an organization of women dedicated to supporting a variety of SIUE programs. The Society’s name is based on the fact that the 90th Meridian, exactly one-fourth of the way around the world from the Prime Meridian, runs through the SIUE campus.