JSU Development

Annual Giving

Jackson State University is about challenging lives and changing minds. We are educators, innovators, researchers and creators. None of this is possible without Annual Giving donors. Each year, thousands of alumni and friends of Jackson State University make contributions to the colleges, programs, and causes that are important to them.


Annual Giving is comprised of numerous funds across the university that are of greatest need.  Gifts to these funds equip Jackson State with the resources we need to find solutions, inspire leaders, and create knowledge. By investing in the students and potential of Jackson State, you play a critical role in helping us find answers to the monumental challenges we face as a society—and in sustaining a great tradition of scholarship and service.

Annual Giving lets you to connect with what you love most at Jackson State. Through Annual Giving, you choose where to give. Simply indicate how the gift should be designated when you make your contribution.

For general gifts to wide-reaching university initiatives, consider giving to The Excellence Fund, Jackson State's unrestricted annual fund. It offers flexible support of the university's areas of greatest need, such as scholarships, book awards, and program support.


Private philanthropy is critically important to this great public university, today more than ever, if we are to continue on our trajectory without additional public funding.

Annual Giving provides hundreds of giving options. Invest in something that matters to you. Find your fund by visiting our online giving site.

To explore all the options for making annual gifts, please visit How to Give.