Since its inception, John F. Kennedy University has embraced working adults. To support our mission – and give students an affordable option for advancing their career – we seek to secure the financial strength of the University by lessening our dependence on tuition as a revenue source. To achieve this, the University hosts special donor events and encourages regular giving throughout the year.

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Regular Giving Programs

The University encourages regular giving programs to enhance its operating budget, and looks to donors for specific instructions about how to allocate their philanthropic gifts. JFK University donors and friends make a huge difference to our campus community.

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Your Dollars at Work

Concrete examples of how your dollars have enhanced the University’s commitment to make its communities better places include:

  • Scholarships and financial assistance for deserving students
  • Internships and student research projects
  • Up-to-date classrooms, libraries, technology, laboratories, clinics, studios, galleries, study spaces and recreation facilities
  • Innovative educational and service programs
  • Faculty development, including scholarship, research and classroom activities
  • The Solt Evans LEAP Project providing underserved youth with mental skills training to recognize their potential
  • The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy to support a vibrant nonprofit community
  • Our Housing Advocacy Clinic and Legal Clinic for Elders provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals facing the imminent threat of losing their home and to low-income elders who may be victims of financial abuse. These Clinics operate at the University’s main campus in Pleasant Hill.
  • Our current student population continues to grow in diversity and in the number of working adults who qualify for some form of financial assistance, making scholarship support vital to their continued success.