Partnering Together

God has blessed JBU with incredible donors throughout our history that support our mission of quality Christian education. We rely on this generosity to help us keep tuition costs as low as possible. 

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Donor impact

David & Sharon

Founder's Circle Members since 2009

David met his wife-to-be, Sharon, in Cathedral Choir during his junior year at JBU. The couple both graduated with degrees in music, went on to teach and now work for a rural telecommunications enterprise.

Years ago, David and Sharon gave their first gift to the JBU Scholarship Fund to support the work-study program. They have continued to support the university ever since, joining what is now known as the Founder’s Circle in 2009.

“Sharon and I have received many blessings during a wonderful life together. These have included children, a home and meaningful work. We have never been ‘rich,’ but we take our stewardship of what God has given us very seriously,” David said. “We feel sincere gratitude toward JBU — a Christian university who made a college education possible for both of us when neither of our families could afford such on their own.”

Contact us


Jim Krall

Vice President for University Advancement



Darla Grimm

Administrative Assistant for the Vice President



Steve Onnen

Director of Development and Planned Giving



Brad Edwards

Director of Development



Lanya Carson

Director of the JBU Scholarship Fund



Sherry Miller

Coordinator of Scholarships and Development Events