Marriott Marquis Chicago
Saturday, April 22, 2023
The Saluki Ball is an event worthy of the majesty of the saluki. It’s an opportunity for SIU’s most dedicated alumni and friends to come together, celebrate the past, and help pave the way for a bright future.
Hosted by Chancellor Austin Lane and Mrs. Loren Lane, the inaugural Saluki Ball will feature world-class entertainment as we toast to the Saluki spirit that binds us all. This black-tie event will be the first such gala in recent SIU history.
This year’s Saluki Ball will be Saturday, April 22, at the Marriott Marquis Chicago. Look for future announcements, including the identity of the musical guest.
The funds raised through the Saluki Ball will be used to bridge the gap for current and future Salukis. With your support and engagement, this event will become one of the most impactful days on the university calendar.
There is momentum around SIU, its students, faculty, and alumni. You can feel it by spending time on campus or a Salukis game, but the Saluki Ball is how our most prominent alumni and friends can showcase that momentum.
Sponsorships are available at multiple levels, and they are tax-deductible. Each sponsorship level includes certain benefits, recognition, and marketing opportunities.
With a block of hotel rooms dedicated to Salukis, there will be maroon at every turn. Bringing together SIU’s most enthusiastic supporters, the event will foster existing connections and forge new ones.
A block of hotel rooms is available for April 21-23 at Marriott Marquis Chicago for $269 plus tax per night. The rates will be available until March 31, 2023. To book a room, please click here to book online or call the hotel directly at 1-877-303-0104 and mention Saluki Ball.
Rooms are limited, so book as soon as you secure your Saluki Ball sponsorship or ticket.