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Jayhawk Faithful

KU Endowment is honored to celebrate Jayhawk Faithful — the most loyal and steadfast supporters of the University of Kansas.

Jayhawk Faithful

Donors who make a gift to any area at KU for two or more consecutive years are recognized through this dedicated donor group — no matter the size of the gift.

Jayhawk Faithful gifts provide support to:

  • The University of Kansas
  • The University of Kansas Medical Center
  • The University of Kansas Health System

Together, your dollars make many things possible, including research, cultural experiences, real-world learning and community outreach. From students discovering a new species to faculty writing scripts for award-winning films to physician-scientists advancing a cure, the effects are far-reaching and life-changing. The impact of Jayhawk Faithful will be felt for generations to come — one idea, one discovery, one action at a time.

Jayhawk Faithful Impact

Campus Cupboard

Jayhawk Faithful donors support a variety of areas on all five campuses at the University of Kansas. More than 150 Jayhawk Faithful donors have raised $29,285 for food insecurity programs like the Campus Cupboard, a free food pantry for KU students, faculty, staff and affiliates.

Jayhawk Faithful by the Numbers

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Maintain your special donor recognition and Jayhawk Faithful status by giving every fiscal year
(July 1-June 30).

Jayhawk Faithful FAQ

Jayhawk Faithful recognizes and thanks donors who have given gifts of any size to the University of Kansas for two consecutive years or more.

Jayhawk Faithful was established to recognize our donors who give on a consecutive, yearly basis because they are extremely valuable to the success of the University of Kansas (regardless of the gift amount). The promotional pieces provided to Jayhawk Faithful donors are meant to be displayed and to encourage others to give in a consistent manner to KU.

Give a gift of any size to the University of Kansas at least once each fiscal year (July 1-June 30), without missing any fiscal years.

No. Gifts of any size are counted, as long as at least one gift is sent in per fiscal year (July 1-June 30).
Gifts can be made to any area of the University of Kansas.
No. Jayhawk Faithful celebrates all consecutive-giving donors, alumni, staff, faculty, parents, students and friends of KU.

All Jayhawk Faithful donors receive an annual donor appreciation mail piece and Jayhawk Faithful window decal. In addition, donors achieving a milestone consecutive-giving year (5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45) also receive an exclusive KU promotional piece, such as a Jayhawk lapel pin or a KU collector’s coin.

Yes. Our electronic records go back to gifts made in 1978. We understand that your giving may extend past 1978, but we are unable to electronically track individual gifts before this time.
Jayhawk Faithful giving is based on household giving. The number of consecutive-giving years is determined by the person in the household with the longest years of uninterrupted consecutive giving to the University of Kansas. The donors can be alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff or friends of KU.

Yes. In order for Jayhawk Faithful status to continue, a donor must make a gift at least once per fiscal year. Our fiscal year is July 1-June 30.

Jayhawk Faithful is meant to inspire sustained consecutive giving. While we do believe every gift makes a difference at KU, at least one gift per fiscal year (July 1-June 30) must be made in order to maintain Jayhawk Faithful donor status.

Because our goal is to celebrate and inspire sustained consecutive giving, we do not offer a “buy back system” for years in which donors did not give to the university.

Yes. You can be in multiple donor societies at the same time.

Gifts and pledge payments, not pledges, count toward Jayhawk Faithful giving.

Yes. Jayhawk Faithful status must be maintained by giving a gift of any amount to the university each fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) in order for donors to be recognized through the program.

Jayhawk Faithful donor recognition mailings are sent out twice per fiscal year, once in the spring and once in late summer. The spring mailing will cover all gifts processed from the first half of the fiscal year. The summer mailing will cover all gifts processed from the second half of the fiscal year.

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