JWU's year-end challenge gives rise to a promising future

We did it! JWU students have plenty to look forward to, thanks to you! Obstacles remain, to be sure, but our students are poised to overcome these hurdles and pursue new opportunities that will prepare them for lifelong success.

The 2020 year-end challenge and your generosity provided a much-needed lift to all Wildcats. Together, we eclipsed both our initial goal of $50,000 and our updated goal of $100,000 in donations, unlocking an additional $100,000 matching gift for students.

How did we do it? Through teamwork and collective giving, more than 500 donors exceeded all expectations. The infographic below highlights our record-setting achievement.

Although the matching gift challenge has ended, it's always a good time to support the future leaders and innovators studying at Johnson & Wales University.

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Forever JWU

The Mary & Gertrude Society was established to honor our founders, Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales, who in 1914 had the courage and vision to create Johnson & Wales. More than a century later, we are proud to celebrate them by honoring loyal donors who have given to the University for three or more consecutive years.

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