--Upwards of $5 million Earmarked for Construction and Endowments-
When Col. William C. Hise provided funding to create the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art along with an operational endowment, Southeastern Illinois College accepted its largest estate gift ever of $3 million.
Just recently, upon the passing of Col. Hise, President Jonah Rice and the board learned that nearly the entirety of his estate, valued at upwards of $5 million plus, would be coming to the college. There are key restrictions on the use of funds. [Read more...]