There is perhaps no better way to make an impact on both individuals and society than to make a gift to higher education through the Jacksonville State University Foundation. With dwindling state support for higher education, private gifts are critically important to the future of the University. Your gift will help Jacksonville State University uphold its margin of excellence and support its commitments to ensure opportunities for student enrichment and achievement, enhance academic and athletic programs, and continue its reputation as an outstanding institution of higher education.

All gifts make a difference, no matter how much. Whether it is a one-time gift or recurring gift, large or small gift, all gifts go toward making JSU a better university. Investing in the lives at JSU at any level is appreciated and makes a difference.

Jacksonville State University receives less than 50% of its total operating budget from the State of Alabama. That makes JSU a "state assisted" rather than a "state supported" institution. The margin of excellence is gained only through the generous contributions and deferred gifts of alumni, corporations, private foundations, businesses, and friends. This will be increasingly true for JSU in the years ahead.

Absolutely! The JSU Foundation enables donors to choose where their money is directed. You can support a scholarship or a specific program, organization, or discipline. Unrestricted monies also make a difference to under-served programs or help the University take advantage of new opportunities.

Yes. All gifts to the JSU Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We suggest you seek the advice of a tax professional if you have questions.

After the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in late 2017, the previous 80/20 rule is no longer applicable for athletic ticket purchases or other transactions that may have benefits for that specific donation. Athletic ticket purchases made in 2018 forward are considered a non-deductible gift.

Ways to Give
This link will give you detailed information on how to give to the JSU Foundation.

The mailing address of the JSU Foundation is

Jacksonville State University Foundation, Inc.
700 Pelham Road N
Jacksonville, AL 36265

For any donations, please provide your name, address, and how you would like your gift credited.

Publicly-traded stocks and bonds that have current marketable value will be accepted at any time. Valuation of the gift will be the average of the high and low trade prices of the security on the day it is irrevocably transferred to the Foundation. Commission and sales costs will be paid from the proceeds of the sale of the security.

Details can be found at (link to Ways to Give) under “Securities”. You will find a like to the securities donation form. For any questions about the form, please email the JSU Foundation at jsufoundation@jsu.edu.

  • The Randy Owen Center for the Performing Arts (the ROC) – The ROC will be a place where the community can come together. It will be a place that will play host to a myriad of diverse engagement events focused on the performing arts, education, and programs for the youth of Alabama. With a 1000-seat auditorium, a recording studio and music production rooms, indoor rehearing space for the Marching Southerners, the largest college marching band in the nation, and other educational spaces, the ROC will shine at JSU. It is an important place that will make JSU the center for the performing arts for our region.
  • Scholarships – Scholarships open the door to possibilities for students at JSU. Scholarships allow students to stand on the shoulders of the university to be able to reach their dreams. Giving to scholarships solidifies the leaders of tomorrow. 

    There are two types of scholarships: endowed scholarships and annual scholarships. They work like this:
    • Endowed Scholarships – Endowed scholarships live on in perpetuity. At JSU, endowed scholarships start at $25,000, which can be paid all at once, or with making a pledge to pay that amount over a five-year period. A set amount of earnings is paid out each year to the scholarship recipient, leaving the original amount untouched so that it can continue to produce earnings.
    • Annual Scholarships – Annual scholarships are awarded each year donations are made to the scholarship. The amount donated can be the amount awarded. If no donation is made for a particular year, the scholarship will not be awarded. Annual scholarships can be named beginning at $2,500.

For more information on setting up a scholarship, please call the University Development Office at 256-782-5605 or email Bill Nash at bnash@jsu.edu

  • Gamecocks Rising – A major shift was announced in late 2021. JSU athletics will be transitioning from the ASUN conference and joining Conference USA (C-USA). While most JSU sports have already been competing in Division I sports, this move will have a huge impact on football. While expenses will increase for all sports, football will be impacted most. The number of scholarships will increase from 63 to 85 and travel expenses will go up. This opportunity opens up many doors and will increase the visibility of the university. Donations to our athletic programs and facilities will go far in keeping JSU competitive. We are excited and look forward to our “Gamecocks Rising”! To find out more about athletic needs and priorities, please contact Ed Lett at elett@jsu.edu

Please visit the Giving Priorities information to learn more