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Summary of the funding priorities for the ASPIRE Campaign

The opportunity is here. The foundation is set. Now the bar has been raised.

Based on enhanced study and feedback, new needs and expanded priorities, we’ve re-set our campaign fund objective from $85 million to $120 million. Our overall goal is unchanged: to ensure delivery of a top-notch student experience at Jacksonville University.

The following is a summary of the funding priorities for the ASPIRE Campaign since Jan. 1, 2009:

 Funding Received or PledgedFunding Yet to be RaisedFunding Needed
Advancing Scholarships & Academics $11,272,099 $15,727,901$27,000,000
College of Health Sciences $2,651,405$19,448,5951$24,000,000
Campus & Student Life Enhancements $3,528,6012$8,471,399$12,000,000
Financial Vitality $30,198,374$9,801,626$40,000,000
1Total dedicated to College of Health Sciences stands at $4,551,405, including $1,900,000 from University Sources.
2Includes a Gift in Kind from Sodexo Food Services for construction of additional dining facilities.

President’s Society

President’s Society celebrates individuals, corporations and foundations that give at least $10,000 in unrestricted gifts in a given calendar year. This premier recognition level for our major donors is celebrated annually with a black tie event. This year’s celebration of generosity took place on March 8, 2014 recognizing our 2013 members.

Help JU automatically – and get a match, too!

Jacksonville You

Jacksonville You is JU’s recurring gift program. It makes supporting JU easy; donors do not need to worry about writing checks or even going on JU’s website to make their gifts. Instead, Jacksonville You members make automatic gifts to JU each month through their debit or credit cards. For as little as the price of a latte you can make a big impact on JU over time.

Donors choose when they want their gifts to start and how much they want to give each month. Green level Jacksonville You donors give $5 a month to JU, which comes out to $60 a year. Gold level donors give $10 a month, which is $120 over a 12-month period. Individuals can also become Order of the Dolphin members by donating $1,000 through 12 monthly installments of just $83.34. All Order of the Dolphin members receive a special event invitation each year from the President.

If you would like to become a Jacksonville You member, you may set up your recurring gifts on Jacksonville University’s giving website.  You may also call (904) 256-7151 with any questions regarding Jacksonville You.


A Jacksonville University alumnus has generously agreed to match all new gifts to the JU Fund from alumni up to a total of $75,000. Help JU meet this challenge and double the impact of your gift in benefitting students! The deadline to have to your gift matched is June 30, 2014. You may make your gift online through JU’s giving website.