Your Impact

Our Priorities


Thank you for contributing
over $1.15 Million
to the University in 2022!

Campus Operations

University Priorities



Central to Jarvis’s mission is to ensure students have access to a quality education at an affordable price. Scholarships are critical to advancing the University’s mission. On average, many students have $2500-$5000 of unmet financial need. Your gifts matter. Click above to give to a named or general scholarship.


Capital Improvement/Projects

Facilities are essential to the mission of the University and as such, resources for improving and enhancing the infrastructure are critical to preparing graduates as leaders in their field. In the last fiscal cycle, Jarvis expended over $300k toward capital improvement projects and an additional $1,000,000 is needed for high priority projects.


Academic Programs

Elevate 2026, the Jarvis Christian University Strategic Plan (see below), focuses on providing a “transformative educational experience that equips students with the requisite knowledge and skills to become innovative thinkers and enterprising leaders” in a global society. To advanced this work, we are taking bold steps. Click above to support the academic program of your choice.


Endowment Opportunities

Endowments enable Jarvis to attract the best and brightest students and faculty as well as strengthen academic programs and provide research opportunities. Establishing a named endowed scholarship will always provide Jarvis students with financial support. The named endowed scholarships are an initial investment of $25,000 or more; however, alternate opportunities are available. Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement and Development using the form above to establish endowment opportunities (i.e., scholarships, chairs, etc.).

Jarvis Strategic Plan

Elevate 2026: Strategic Plan

The 2023-2026 JCU Strategic Plan, Elevate 2026, identifies goals  that serves as a roadmap to achieve the University’s vision of providing a transformative education that holistically prepares students for global service and leadership. To accomplish the four goals delineated, your support is appreciated.

Why They Give

Zelma Brooks Washington
One of the first things I remember being taught at a very young age was to express “thanks” to any person who gave me a gift, a compliment or did something positive for me. This was a ritual expressed by my parents, teachers and other adults who were influential in ...
Henry & Georgia Leggett Johnson
We are proud graduates of Jarvis Christian University formally Jarvis Christian College. We give financially to Jarvis because we are the productive citizens who have had an illustrious career as Public Servants in the fields of State Government and Education because w...
Dr. Lee Monroe
As a former employee of Jarvis Christian University, I saw first-hand its mission and treatment of students. I contribute to Jarvis because I believe in and support its mission. Moreover, I support the family atmosphere fostered by the President and his leadership team....
Dani Cartwright
Jarvis Christian University makes a difference in the lives of young adults by providing a space where they learn to spread their wings, take on new knowledge, and expand their imagination and innovation to change the world! Because of that impact, I give money to Jarvi...
Gerald Bieritz, D.M.A.
As a longtime faculty member, having had the privilege, of teaching at JCU, I believe in our motto which states that we strive to educate the “head, heart, and hand.” I also believe in our mission: to prepare a diverse population of lifelong learners intellectually,...
Trey Teaff, Wood County Electric Cooperative
Speaking for both the foundation and the cooperative, we are so pleased to have Jarvis Christian University in our region, and specifically Wood County. The learning and advancement opportunities, coupled with the long legacy and rich culture are continuing to uplift ou...
Yeremia Kibangu
As a recent Jarvis graduate, throughout my education, I have benefited so much from the general scholarship fund and scholarships through the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) partner organizations such as the Toyota, Coca-Cola First Generation, Empower Me Tour, and Well...
The Western Area Links
The goal of the East Texas Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is to promote and support Historically Black Colleges and Universities by supporting campus initiatives and fundraising efforts annually.
Clarence & Teresa McQueen
We are Jarvis sweethearts. We met on the JCC campus (in 1979) and got married on Jarvis’ campus in 1982. We are currently residents of Fresno, TX (a Houston suburb) and will be married 40 years in May 2022. Jarvis has played an integral part in our lives. It is safe t...
Dr. Glendora Carter
I have a passion for “Diamonds.” These diamonds that I am speaking of are our students, who are man-made by the remarkable, extraordinary, indispensable, HBCUs around the country. I turned my interest to teaching chemistry at an HBCU because I graduated from an all-...
William ‘Buddy’ Smith & Cheryl Smith
If it had not been for God on our sides, where would we be. If it had not been for Jarvis Christian University, where would we be. We both came to Jarvis with very little except the promise that we would receive financial aid and be taken care of by the faculty and staf...
Barbara Sias Chinn, D.D.S
Jarvis has proven over 60 years to be a major educational dynasty in the Sias family. It started with my two oldest sisters who were invited to attend Jarvis after their college, Southern Christian Institute closed its doors in 1954. Mildred Sias Shepherd the oldest rec...
James and Gwendolyn Redmon
There are many reasons why we give back to our school, in short, we have received more than we could ever give back. Let us start by saying there are many shoulders that we are standing on, people that we know, and many more that we do not know. We recognized that if it...
Rev. Clarence Johnson
Our spiritual and financial support of JCU as a Christ-centered educational institution for higher learning connected to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada is an expression of our deep and abiding appreciation of the faithful serv...
Javon Caffey
As your first Mr. UNCF Jarvis Christian University 2021-2022, I understand the importance of raising funds to support scholarships for students like me. Your donations help students overcome difficult financial circumstances. Your donations give a lift to students and t...
Gloria Hare Knox
As the daughter of a poor sharecropper from Arkansas, I arrived on the Jarvis Christian College campus in 1958 with only $5.00 in my pocket. I would not be where I am today if not for Jarvis Christian University. The best things I received from Jarvis were my first degr...