Support What Matters Most to You

Every area of JWU is impacted by donors and you can choose to support students inside and outside of the classroom. Wildcats are passionate about the same things you are, and your gift can pave the way for real-world change.

Where It's Needed Most

Gifts to the JWU Fund go to work where they’re needed most. They are unrestricted and allow us to say “yes” to upgrades, enhancements, new ideas and urgent needs on the Providence and Charlotte Campuses. Make an immediate impact today.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Did you know that more than 97% of on-campus JWU students receive a scholarship or financial aid of some kind? Despite our tuition being more affordable than most similar institutions, many deserving Wildcats still struggle to fund their JWU education. Your gift can open doors and a whole new world of opportunities. Whether you establish an endowed scholarship fund or combine your gift with thousands of others to meet the growing need for financial aid, you have the power to change lives. Learn more about how your support makes a difference today and in the future.

Colleges & Academics

With six colleges preparing students for success in countless industries, Johnson & Wales' renowned experiential education approach is applied across a variety of disciplines. When it comes to supporing Wildcats in the classroom and in labs, the choice is yours. Each college relies on the support of alumni, corporate sponsors and donors who belive in our mission and our students. Your gift will be used to support the specific needs of the college or program of your choice. Explore your options and become a supporter today.

The Student Experience

At Johnson & Wales, experience is the difference. And we've been perfecting the experiential education approach for more than 100 years. It’s woven into all aspects of our education, in and out of the classroom. Internships, student organizations, clubs and campus programming all contribute to an industry-focused education that prepares the leaders of tomorrow. You can direct your support to an area that is uniquely JWU and ensure all students have access to these opportunities. Discover the ways you can make a difference.


Win at everything. That's the motto of our student-athletes. JWU Athletics unites our campus communities and our varsity and club teams compete with the same passion our students bring to their academic pursuits. On the field, the court, the mat and the pitch, student-athletes represent the four tenets of the Wildcat Way: Pride, Character, Courage and Community. Support your favorite team in Providence or Charlotte and provide a competitive edge.





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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