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Founder's Circle

Alumni, Friends, Parents Dedicated to Supporting JBU

The John Brown University Founder's Circle is a group of dedicated alumni, friends and parents who commit to support JBU in three ways:

  • Pray for JBU
  • Promote the university’s mission
  • Provide an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more annually to the JBU Scholarship Fund (JBUSF)

The inspiration for the founding of JBU occurred during one of John Brown’s revival campaigns in the summer of 1919. John Brown Sr. said, “On the morning of the 23rd of July, after a restless, sleepless night, the decision came to launch an institution built and dedicated for the specific purpose of helping the boy or girl who stood absolutely without financial support.”

The vision and passion that began during the summer of 1919 is captured today in the JBU Scholarship Fund (JBUSF). Founder’s Circle members represent the backbone of support for the JBUSF. More than 330 current members provide annual support to the JBUSF, which in turn provides financial assistance in the form of either need-based scholarships or work-study jobs for more than 500 students. 

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2016/2017 GOAL:

Help 548 Students
$800,000 By June 30, 2017


2016/2017 UPDATE:

520 Students Helped
$759,188 Given Through April 30, 2017  

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