Campaign for the Next Century

Strengthening JBU’s capacity to offer a hope and a future to students into the next 100 years

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On Sept. 26, JBU announced the completion of the Campaign for the Next Century during which the university received gifts and pledges totaling $156 million.

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Completed Projects

Walton Lifetime Health Complex Renovation
Walton Lifetime Health Complex Renovation

This $5.5 million renovation added a new community entrance, extensive cardio and weight room and HVAC for the indoor track as well as renovating Hub White Pool.

Health Education Building & Nursing Endowment
Health Education Building & Nursing Endowment

This $12 million project built the Health Education Building, a state-of-the-art nursing education facility and endowed a robust Bachelor's of Science in Nursing program. 

Simmons Great Hall
Simmons Great Hall

This first-class banquet hall welcomes thousands of guests each year for everything from conferences to weddings as well as providing space for activities central to the core mission of JBU.

Mayfield Hall Renovation
Mayfield Hall Renovation

This $6 million renovation upgraded this historic women's dormitory with modern rooms and bathrooms and increased sustainability with new HVAC and energy features.

Northslope Apartments
Northslope Apartments

With the phasing out of the 60s-era Broadhurst Village, the $3 million Northslope Apartments fill the need for non-traditional housing options on campus.

J. Alvin Brown Renovation
J. Alvin Brown Renovation

The $5.5 million renovation of JBU's historic men's residence hall upgraded it to a modern dormitory while preserving the historic qualities of the building.

Peer-Andrus Studio and Project Barn
Peer-Andrus Studio and Project Barn

This new $3.25 million building provides nearly 17,000 sq. ft. of studio and project space for art and engineering students to expand their hands-on education opportunities.

Sheridan Townhouses
Sheridan Townhouses

The $1 million renovation of the Sheridan Townhouses provides updated housing for up to 84 upperclassmen.

Programs and Operating Support
Programs and Operating Support

Over $33.5 million in gifts will go to JBU programs and organizations that play a significant role in shaping JBU culture and strengthening JBU's impact around the world.

Endowment for Scholarships
Endowment for Scholarships

Over $13 million was received for new endowed scholarships and to boost previously endowed awards; helping keep Christian higher education affordable for students into perpetuity.

Annual Scholarships
Annual Scholarships

The $29.4 million raised for annual scholarships provides direct aid for students now, creating an immediate, positive impact.

Endowment for Academic Excellence
Endowment for Academic Excellence

Over $10 million in gifts toward the endowment for a variety of projects will enhance the academic excellence of JBU faculty and programs.

Estate Gifts for the Future
Estate Gifts for the Future

This is the first JBU campaign to include a goal for estate gifts to help offset the cost of JBU’s mission in our next century. Over $30 million in estate commitments exceeded the goal of $25 million.