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How To Give

From new grads to more established JSU veterans, there’s a wide variety of alumni who want to give back to their alma mater – and that’s why there are so many ways to contribute. Regardless of your stage in life, it’s easy to choose an option that’s right for you. Gifts generally fall into one of two categories: outright gifts or planned gifts. An outright gift may be a check you write for your annual contribution. A planned gift could take the form of an endowment or capital project. Both options are easy. But more important, both options provide funding that’s crucial to help Jackson State remain one of the top research universities in the country. A four percent management fee is applied to all contributions to the JSU Development Foundation.

Cash Gifts

Are the easiest to value for tax purposes and for a donor to transfer by check or credit card to Jackson State University Development Foundation.


Making a Gift Online using our secure website.


Send a check or money order payable to JSU Development Foundation (JSUDF) to:

Jackson State University Development Foundation
PO Box 17144
Jackson, MS 39217


Call 601-979-2282 and a staff member will assist you with your gift via credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Payroll Deduction

JSU employees can make a gift to the university by completing the Payroll Deduction Form.

Outright Gifts

If you are interested in the following outright gifts:

• Securities
• Real Estate
• Gifts-in-Kind
• Honorary or Memorial Gifts

Call the Major and Plan Gift Unit at 601-979-2282 for assistance.

Planned Gifts

In addition to annual giving, our staff is available to assist donors with many different types of planned gifts. You can remember JSU in your will or make the university the beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust, a life insurance policy, or a gift annuity. Please contact Major and Plan Gifts at 601-979-2282 for assistance. Planned Giving Website

Matching Gifts

Many corporations and businesses sponsor matching gift programs that will match charitable contributions made by their employees, employees’ spouses or retirees. This is a great way to double or even triple your gift to JSU.

Click here to see if you are employed by a matching gift company. You may also go to or call your human resources department to determine matching gift policies and procedures.

Please send completed forms to:

Jackson State University Development Foundation
P.O. Box 17144
Jackson, MS 39217

If you have questions, please call 601-979-2282.

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