Annual Giving Societies
The 1934 Club, named for the year of Jacksonville University's founding, honors our highest-order of annual supporters who contribute $100,000 or more within a lifetime. These individuals, corporations and foundations demonstrate unparalleled commitment to JU's students and our mission.
To become a member of the 1934 Club, please contact (904) 256-7045 to speak with a member of our team who can assist you with identifying your philanthropic priorities and areas of interests within our University.
Kinne Century Society
The Kinne Century Society was established in 2020 to honor the life and legacy of former Jacksonville University President and Chancellor Emerita Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, and allow gifts in her honor to continue to benefit the legacy to which she devoted her career.
Friends and foundations who invest in JU's Greatest Needs or the Scholarship Fund at the $25,000 level each calendar year are inducted into the Kinne Century Society, and are celebrated for their dedication to Jacksonville University with invitations to exclusive events throughout the year.
To become a member of the Kinne Century Society, or for more information on making a gift in Dr. Kinne’s honor, please contact (904) 256-7045 or firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with a member of our team.
Jacksonville University President's Society
Created in 2013, this society celebrates individuals, corporations and foundations that invest $10,000 or more in a given calendar year. This premier recognition level for our major donors is celebrated annually with a black tie event hosted by President Tim Cost and First Lady Stephanie Cost. Members will also receive invitations to other special JU events throughout the year.
To become a member of the President’s Society, please contact (904) 256-7045 to speak with a member of our team who can assist you with identifying your philanthropic priorities and areas of interests within our University.
President's Shareholders Circle
The President's Shareholders Circle was established in 2017 to provide a gateway for exchange and productive collaborations between Jacksonville University and your corporation.
Corporate Partners (CP) who invest at the $2,500+ annual level are inducted into the President’s Shareholders Circle and receive personal attention from a CP liaison, a fully customized action plan, and various opportunities to engage and grow based on areas of interest.
For information on membership, please contact (904) 256-7045 to speak with a member of our team, or visit our Corporate Relations site.
Order of the Dolphin
Jacksonville University created the Order of the Dolphin in 1976 to honor individuals and organizations that contribute $1,000 or more during a calendar year. Through their generous contributions this prestigious group helps JU continue to enhance the quality private education for our students that upholds our mission and values. GOLD Phin alumni qualify for Order of the Dolphin membership through contributions of $500 or more in a calendar year.
In appreciation for their loyal support, members of the Order of the Dolphin are recognized each year with a celebratory event. Become a member of the Order of the Dolphin today through a one-time gift or monthly giving to reach your goals.
Launched in 2018, the Shircliff Circle, named for devoted supporter Robert “Bob” Shircliff, honors the individuals, corporations and foundations who make gifts to Jacksonville University for three or more consecutive years. Their consistent support of the University advances our mission to prepare our students for lifelong success in learning, achieving, leading and serving, and we are pleased to honor their annual loyalty.
GOLD Phin Society
The GOLD Phin Society was created for Jacksonville University's Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD Phins). This giving circle requires GOLD Phins to give either their class year per month (i.e. $20.20) OR $250 or more per year. (Graduates who choose to increase their monthly gift to $42 per month by their tenth year will be upgraded into Order of the Dolphin.) Members also receive free admission to all GOLD Phin Network events in Jacksonville!