How will I know what to pray about? As a Founder's Circle member, you will receive a semi-annual newsletter that contains updates and prayer requests. The JBU website will also feature a page with up-to-date prayer requests for the university.
How does my gift impact students? Gifts from Founder's Circle members can be designated between two funds:
- The JBU Scholarship Fund (JBUSF) provides students with need-based and work-study scholarships.
- The University Fund strengthens JBU by offsetting operational costs and providing educational equipment.
How do I promote JBU’s mission? Look for ways to promote JBU within your circles of influence. This includes your church, school, workplace, family and friends. JBU has relied on these relationships over the years to help recruit students. When you know of a potential student, tell them about JBU and in turn, tell JBU about the potential student for appropriate follow up.
How do I encourage others to support JBU? Encourage other JBU alumni and friends to get involved with the Founders' Circle or other giving opportunities. Personal testimonies often provide some of the strongest encouragement to lead others to give.
Do I need to send my gift up front to join the Founder's Circle? Your can give a one-time gift during the course of the year, or you can divide your annual commitment with monthly payments by credit card or bank draft. Some supporters prefer giving online through JBU’s secure giving site www.jbu.edu/giveonline.