Founded in 1978, the JSU Foundation is a separate 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation governed by a Board of Directors. With total assets now at more than $40 million, the Foundation encourages private support from alumni, friends, corporations, businesses, and other foundations. Most of the funds are held in permanent endowments, which schools and departments.
The JSU Foundation’s 33-member Board of Directors includes leading alumni and other business executives from Alabama and throughout the United States. The Board is charged with the management and allocation of the Foundation's assets, as well as raising private support through a variety of programs.
Each of the following members has made an individual commitment to the University to ensure that it continues to advance and succeed.
JSU Foundation Board of Directors 2021
Ms. Nancy Chambers, President
Dr. Greg Sumner, Vice President
Mr. Floyd Kirby, Treasurer
Dr. Emily Messer, Secretary
John T. Thomas
*Denotes Emeritus Director
**Denotes Faculty Director