Alumni Giving

Join the 2013 JCSU Class Campaign Challenge!

We are calling on all alumni to join the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 JCSU Class Campaign Challenge by making a gift to the JCSU Fund by June 30. Your participation will provide critical unrestricted dollars that help the University respond to emerging needs across campus.  Make no mistake!  Every gift to the JCSU Fund makes a significant difference in the lives of our students.  

Take up the challenge and you or a member of your class can qualify to win a special grand prize:  

A weeklong stay at any available RCA timeshare property, compliments of Grover Jackson ’67.

FY 2013 donors from the top six classes will be entered into the prize drawing.

  • The top three classes with the highest donor participation
  • The top three classes with the highest giving totals
  • Alumni from the 1935-2002 classes must make a minimum gift of $50.
  • Alumni from the  2003-2013 classes must give a minimum of $5 per year for each year since their graduation year.  For example, the Class of 2009 must give at least $20 (4 years x $5) to be entered into the drawing.   

The winning classes of the Class Campaign Challenge, along with the winner of the grand prize drawing, will be announced no later than July 30.   

Special Challenge to JCSU Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) – 2003 - 2013

We salute our recent JCSU graduates and appreciate your early support of Smith. To recognize the spirit of giving among Graduates Of the Last Decade (GOLD), we are issuing a special challenge:

Make your gift to the JCSU Fund by June 30 so that your gift will be applied towards your class total.

Donors from the GOLD class with the highest participation will be specially recognized by President Ronald L. Carter with an invitation to join him during Homecoming 2013 at the Big Hitters Alumni Reception. 

The 2013 Big Hitters Alumni Reception is a celebratory event honoring donors who contributed $1,000 or more to the University during Fiscal Year 2013. This invitation-only affair is held on campus immediately following the Homecoming football game.  

Please join the GOLD challenge today and support the more than 1,600 students at JCSU.  Your gift of $5, $10, $25, $50 or any other amount is greatly appreciated. With your support now, the University can leverage a high level of alumni participation to strengthen its funding requests to corporations and foundations.   

Join the Challenge: How to Make Your Gift.

You may make your gift online at or contact Mel Davis, JCSU Fund Officer, at (704) 378-3577.  Also, you may mail your check to  ATTN: Institutional Advancement, JCSU, 100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216.

All gifts must be processed online, made by phone or postmarked by June 30 to be recognized in the 2013 Class Challenges. 

Thank you in advance for your support.