Frequently Asked Questions

Why give?

The rest of the year is about giving back; Dolphin Dash is about powering forward. Donors challenging donors to invest in Jacksonville University. So fuel impact. Supercharge dollars into change. Let passion power progress. Let's GIVE FORWARD together. Know that your gift is bolstered by thousands of Dolphins working together to invest in our students, improve Jacksonville University's national reputation and U.S. News & World Report rankings, and support the area on campus that means the most to you!

What is a Dolphin Dash Champion?

Dolphin Dash Champions will help create excitement about Dolphin Dash before and during the challenge. Champions will be asked to do the following:

  1. Make your gift the week of Monday, February 14. If you have already made a gift this year, thank you! By making an additional gift during Dolphin Dash, you can help us secure essential funding for the programs you love most at Jacksonville University.
  2. Ask at least five Jacksonville University alumni to join you in making a gift during Dolphin Dash. Sample email messages and a suggested timeline will be in the Champion Toolkit that you will receive.
  3. Spread the word. Talk about Dolphin Dash on your own social media outlets: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or Instagram. Use your custom URL to track how many gifts you personally bring in from your network.

Are you in to help us Give Forward? If so, fill out this form. We cannot hit our bold goal without you!

What are the Dolphin Dash Challenges?

There are six Challenges that make up Dolphin Dash: The Athletics Challenge, Affinity Network Challenge, College Challenge, Greek Challenge, JAXRecwell Challenge, and the Sailing vs. Shooting Challenge. You may choose to participate in one or all of the challenges. Each challenge has an exciting incentive for the winner!

Can I participate in more than one Challenge?

Yes- you can give to any (or all!) of the Challenges during Dolphin Dash! To give to multiple challenges, make each gift directly through the Challenge page. The results of each Challenge are calculated from gifts make directly through that Challenge page.

Can I make a gift to an area of campus outside of the Challenges?

To make a gift outside of a Challenge, click the give button at the top of and select 'other' from the fund list to write-in your own designation. If you'd like to make a gift to support a Challenge, scroll down to find the Challenge tiles listed on that webpage.

Can my employer match a gift during Dolphin Dash?

Yes! See if your employer has a matching gift program.

Do I have to give online?

While we prefer gifts to be made online to be added to the totals live, you may also mail your gift in advance to:

Jacksonville University
University Advancement
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Be sure to include “Dolphin Dash” in the memo line.

Donations can also be made over the phone. If you are interested in making a non-cash gift, or planned gift during Dolphin Dash, please call (904) 256-7095. 

To ensure your gift count toward one of the Dolphin Dash challenges, make your gift online February 14-18.

When does Dolphin Dash start and finish?

Dolphin Dash begins at midnight on Monday, February 14, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022.

Where do I find the Dolphin Dash social media toolkit?

Sign up to be a Dolphin Dash Champion to receive a digital social media toolkit! Your toolkit will include:

  • Facebook and Twitter cover photos
  • Facebook profile picture frame
  • Facebook, Instagram and Twitter post images
  • Suggested captions
  • Hashtags