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February 5-9, 2024Thank you for dashing for JU!

Dolphin Dash 2024 | Thank You - Video Transcript

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For the fourth year in a row, Jacksonville University shattered records during Dolphin Dash, its annual five-day giving challenge. From February 5 to February 9, more than 5,000 Dolphins from around the world came together to invest $4.25 million across multiple areas of campus.

All thanks to supporters like you!


We gave you the challenge.

And you answered the call

Creating a wave of impact

For future generations

Thank you to supporters like you

Raising more than 4.25 million dollars

In just 5 days

Thank you

Important Dates

Alumni Day & Dolphin Dash Pep Rally January 20, 2024
Dolphin Dash

Feb 5 at 12am to

Feb 9 at 1pm, 2024

Dolphin Dome Celebration February 9, 2024 10am - 1pm


The Dolphin Dome

Some of the initiatives where your contribution has made a difference include: 

October 27, 2023

October 16, 2023

September 20, 2023



Raised since 2015 via Dolphin Dash


Donors have participated in Dolphin Dash


Awarded in prize incentives this year!

May 09, 2023

May 05, 2023

February 14, 2023


What they are saying about Dolphin Dash...

John Miller - Trustee 2022

“The evolution, growth and results of Dolphin Dash, especially over the last two years, have been incredible, JU has inspired university supporters, alumni, students, parents, faculty and trustees to get involved in this unique program. The short and long-term benefits of this type of engagement and support will add so much value to the JU experience for everyone.”

Dr. Halle Schaf - Scholarship recipient 2022

“ I’m still so overwhelmed with excitement about the scholarship, I was in total shock when I heard my name as the recipient of the $10,000 scholarship. I decided to support Dolphin Dash to show my pride for Jacksonville University, especially by donating to the Orthodontic program I am currently attending. I did not expect to receive anything in return for participating in Dolphin Dash.”

Dolphin DashThank you for Dashing for JU!

In the past couple of years,

9 students

were surprised with a

$10,000 scholarship each

because of how inspired the Board of Trustees were in the generous Dolphin community.

For three Jacksonville University students, their participation in the Dolphin Dash annual giving campaign turned into a transformative $10,000 scholarship for each of them.

Thanks to the generosity of the Board of Trustees, three $10,000 scholarships were presented to JU students in the Dolphin Dome. The Dolphin Dash Trustee scholarships were awarded to student leaders in philanthropy who volunteered to serve as a Dolphin Dash Champion, a social media advocate or who supported one of the challenges throughout the week.

Close the transcript.

Thank you for Dashing for JU!


It was a record breaking week of giving with over 8,000 supporters giving forward more than $4.2 million dollars during Dolphin Dash.

This includes our student leaders in philanthropy who DASHED throughout the week to raise money for their favorite teams, clubs, colleges and programs.

As a way of saying thank you to the students who participated, the Board of Trustees came together to establish three $10,000 scholarships.

The following week, the scholarships recipients were surprised in class, at rehearsal and in practice!

Congratulations and thank you to our Trustees for their unwavering commitment to our students.

Phins Up!

Dolphin Dash 2024Become a Dolphin Dash Champion!

Want to get PHINvolved?

Champions are Jacksonville fans who have committed not only to give, but to spread the word about Jacksonville University's week of Giving Forward to their friends.

Dolphin DashContact

For questions regarding Dolphin Dash contact

Sierra Aitken
Director of Annual Philanthropy & Advancement Communications
Phone: 904-256-7014

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