Ways to Give

There are almost as many ways to give to Johnson & Wales as there are reasons to give. When it comes to supporting our students, pick the method that works best for you.

Online Giving

It's quick and easy to make a gift using our secure online donation forms.

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Endowed Giving

Help power a bold new era of academic achievement at Johnson & Wales.

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Planned Giving

Realize your philanthropic goals and leave a legacy at Johnson & Wales.

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Ready to make your gift? Use our secure online giving form to make your credit or debit card gift today. You can make your gift in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special. You can set up a recurring gift, which breaks up your donation into smaller amounts spread throughout the year and allows you to "set it and forget it."

You can also pay an installment on your existing pledge online using our Pledge Payment form.

And remember, many employers will match your gifts to non-profits so be sure to see if your company is eligible or contact your HR representative.


Gifts and pledge payments can be made via check or money order. Be sure to indicate the area you wish to support (scholarships, athletics, where it's most needed, etc.) in the memo line and mail your payment to:

Johnson & Wales University
ATTN: Advancement & University Relations
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903


If you prefer to make your credit/debit card gift by phone, or if you have questions about another payment method, please call us at 401-598-2185 and we'll be happy to assist.

Please note our office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday excluding university holidays.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Gifts of securities such as stock, mutual fund shares or other appreciated assets are accepted by Johnson & Wales. For instructions, please contact Michelle Nicholas '14, assistant director of advancement services, at 401-598-2600 or Michelle.Nicholas@jwu.edu.

We will be happy to assist you with the process, but please contact your tax advisor to discuss the deductibility of gifts of these types.

Please note our office hours are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday excluding university holidays.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are non-monetary, tangible items that support JWU's educational mission and include contributions that can be used in our classrooms, libraries, career centers or for university-hosted events. 

For more information, please email contact@giving.jwu.edu.

Employer Matching

Matching gifts are a great way to double or even triple the impact of your support at no additional cost to you. Many companies give generously to educational institutions by matching their employees' and even their employees' spouses' charitable contributions. Search the Matching Gift Directory or check with your company's HR department to find out if they participate.

Search below to find out if your company matches gifts:

Tribute Gifts

Gifts to Johnson & Wales can be made in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone special. When you give online to any university priority, you'll have the option to make your donation a tribute gift and enter the contact details for anyone you would like us to notify. You can also use the search functionality to look for specific memorial giving pages that have been created for named funds in memory of a fallen Wildcat.

Memorials on Campus

Donors can also memorialize friends and family by contributing towards a memorial brick, tree or bench that will include your special message.

For more information and to begin planning a memorial on campus, please contact us at 401-598-2185 or contact@giving.jwu.edu.

Payroll Deduction for JWU Employees

There's no question that JWU faculty and staff are dedicated to our students and their success. Did you know you can also support our students financially? Faculty and staff gifts of all amounts demonstrate your belief in our mission and your confidence in our institution and its future. With payroll deduction, you can take advantage of the pre-tax benefit and automatically spread your donation out over the course of the year.

It's easy to get started and you can "set it and forget it." You determine the amount that is deducted from each paycheck before taxes, and you choose where your gift is put to work.

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Already participating in payroll deduction? Thank you! If you need to update, pause or cancel your deductions, please contact us at 401-598-2185 or contact@giving.jwu.edu.

Tax receipts for faculty and staff participating in payroll deduction will be issued by January 31 for the prior calendar year.

Recurring Gifts

Using our online giving forms, you can set up a recurring gift on a monthly or annual basis. Recurring gifts provide a steady stream of funds to the university, which are put to use immediately to benefit our students. They also make it easy for you to spread out your donation throughout the year. For example, just $10 per month adds up to a $120 donation every year!





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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