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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Per IRS regulations, checks must be received or postmarked by the end of the business day on December 31, 2022 to be credited to the 2022 tax year. Online credit card gifts submitted by 11:59 pm (CST) on Dec. 31, 2022 will be credited to the 2022 calendar year." 

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


Eric Greenhaw

Senior Director of Development and Planned Giving


Steve Onnen

Director of Development


Brad Edwards

Director of Development


Lanya Carson

Director of the JBU Scholarship Fund


Lori Gryder

Gift Processing Coordinator and Donor Relations Assistant


Sherry Miller

Coordinator of Scholarships and Development Events