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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 and The University of Kansas Health System.

Jayhawk Faithful FAQ

Jayhawk Faithful is a recognition program that celebrates and stewards donors who support the University of Kansas or The University of Kansas Health System — no matter the size of the gift — for two consecutive fiscal years or more. We are grateful for Jayhawk Faithful donors whose collective and ongoing generosity profoundly impacts the KU learning community — advancing KU, The University of Kansas Health System and society.

There are more than 23,00 Jayhawk Faithful donors who live across 50 states and 18 countries.

Support the University of Kansas or The University of Kansas Health System with a gift of any amount at least once during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30) and continue to give consecutively.

No. Gifts of any amount are celebrated by this program 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 or The University of Kansas Health System.

5,081 donors support 871 awards and scholarships.

3,518 donors advance medical programs and health care.

756 donors enhance research and discovery.

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, 45 or 50) also receive an exclusive KU promotional piece, such as a Jayhawk lapel pin or a KU collector’s coin.

Jayhawk Faithful giving is based on household giving, combining gifts made by donors within a household. The donors can be alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff or friends of KU.

Our electronic records extend back to 1978. We understand that your giving may extend past 1978. For specific inquiries into your giving history, please reach out to Jordan Lisher (jlisher@kuendowment.org or 785-832-7379).

Yes. Jayhawk Faithful is meant to recognize and inspire sustained, consecutive giving and celebrates on a fiscal-year basis, July 1-June 30.

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 recognition.

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. If you have questions about your number of Jayhawk Faithful years, please contact Jordan Lisher (jlisher@kuendowment.org or 785-832-7379).

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 recognition is continued by making a gift of any amount each fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Jayhawk Faithful donor stewardship mailings are sent out twice per fiscal year. Depending on the date of your first gift of the fiscal year, you will receive your mailing in either the spring or late summer.

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