Current Giving Priorities
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Endowments: Endowed funds differ from others in that they are truly the gift that keeps giving. Instead of the entire amount of the gift being spent outright, the total amount of the gift is invested. Each year, only a portion of the invested income earned is spent while the remainder is added to the original principal. An endowment is a perpetual gift because only the interest is used to support the university while the principle continuously grows. An endowment is a great way to link your legacy with our future forever.

Students: To continue to attract outstanding undergraduate and graduate students in every academic field, we need significant funding for scholarships, fellowships and teaching assistantships. In addition, we seek to support diversity programs, international studies and research opportunities.

Faculty: Endowed chairs and professorships are a powerful tool for attracting and retaining preeminent faculty. Endowed faculty positions represent an important recognition of scholarly excellence as well as provide competitive salaries and resources for research, travel and professional development.

Programs: Jacksonville State University creates programs that put our students and faculty in touch with society. The numbers of individuals who benefit from the programs are countless. Ultimately, these programs allow students and faculty to impact the lives of those beyond our campus. In return, they are taught something invaluable.

Facilities: At Jacksonville State University, we are building for the future by providing renovated spaces, new facilities, equipment and technology for study, instruction and research. These lasting gifts enrich the JSU experience for the entire JSU family by providing advanced facilities for teaching and research.