Who Gives to Johnson & Wales?

Support comes from a variety of groups, each playing a vital role in the JWU community. Alumni, parents & families, corporate partners, faculty & staff, students and friends of the University form the fabric of support that allows JWU to remain flexible while addressing student needs and institutional priorities.

Alumni Giving

Giving back has many benefits beyond your financial contribution. Your gift supports current students AND directly impacts the value of your JWU degree! With more than 125,00 alumni worldwide, gifts of all amounts add up and truly make a difference when everyone contributes what they can. Learn more and start your philanthropy today.

Parent & Family Giving

Your support comes in many different forms. From cheering on your Wildcat from the sidelines to sending care packages during final exam week, you and the thousands of other JWU parents and family members are an essential ingredient to the success of all students. Your charitable donation, of any amount, combined with gifts from other families helps make all aspects of the JWU experience accessible to every student. Learn more and donate today.

Corporate Giving

The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings. Corporate sponsors and business partners recognize the unique value of our experiential education model and invest in the future of their industries by generously supporting JWU students. Learn more about the opportunities to join the JWU family.

Faculty & Staff Giving

The support our students receive from faculty and staff is one of the hallmarks of the JWU experience. Your commitment to our Wildcats extends far beyond the classroom, and your donations strengthen the areas of JWU that you care about most. Whether you take advantage of payroll deduction or choose to make a one-time gift, your gift demonstrates your belief in our mission and our students. Learn more about the programs you can support with pre-tax dollars.

Student Giving

If you are a scholarship recipient, receive a stipend for an internship, participate in a club or student organization, or utilize any of the state-of-the-art labs, then you already know what gifts to JWU can do for students. But did you know that you can "pay it forward" to future generations of Wildcats and ensure they have these same resources? And you don't have to break the bank! With a gift equal to the price of a coffee, you and your classmates can leave JWU stronger than when you arrived. Learn more about the Senior Gift program and other ways you can get involved in strengthening JWU's future.





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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