Financial Vitality: $20 million
Private Jacksonville University must be able to respond quickly to emerging current needs and
opportunities to serve students, prospective employers and the greater Jacksonville community. Tuition
is important to fund this, but a “nest egg” to meet accelerating future demands is vital.
ASPIRE identifies financial strength as essential to becoming and remaining all we aim to be. Our
principal strategy to do this is to build endowment, to ensure our pursuit of excellence for our students.
With a stronger endowment, challenges become opportunities. Good ideas can be acted upon in a timely
fashion. Classrooms can be enriched with current learning tools as they become available. The University’s
administrators and trustees can focus on making sound decisions and forward-reaching plans.
A portion of endowment income will be used to support endowed professorships, effectively extending
our faculty career ladder to recognize the highest levels of experience and qualification. This will also
position JU to compete successfully with other colleges to attract and retain the best-qualified teachers