Great is Thy Faithfulness

God is generous! Through God’s provision, WJU is providing a Christ-centered higher education, an environment that is thriving spiritually and educating men and women who are exceptionally employable professionally. God has abundantly provided for WJU through unforeseen and carefully planned gifts that have spanned over 75 years. Through these various gifts, God has orchestrated blessing after blessing that have and will continue to impact students for the glory of God.

Perhaps the greatest visuals of God’s generosity and grace are our President’s Circle members - friends, alumni, organizations and parents. These men and women have allowed WJU to provide a Christ-centered education that President’s Circle members have become a united group of partners who hold pivotal position in WJU’s biblical mission and vision through prayer and financial gifts.

We invite you to partner with us as President’s Circle members to enable students to receive a transformative Christ-centered education and go out into their communities and clearly speak the relevance of Christ and His teaching.

President D. Jackson - Great is Thy Faithfulness
Impacting Jessup Students

The President’s Circle is a unified group of partners, alumni, parents and business leaders who play a vital role in supporting William Jessup University. This tight-knit group of partners pray for our university, president and students and financially support our biblical mission and vision through annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

A continued annual membership as a President’s Circle member bolsters our ability to partner with the church, provide for a quality, Christ-centered education, and prepare our students to be exceptionally employable upon graduation.

When you become a President’s Circle member, you make it possible to:

  • Help WJU to maintain an affordable tuition and low graduate debt
  • Fund and support over 90% of the student body with scholarships
  • Continue to strengthen and enhance innovative student learning opportunities
  • Enable WJU to attract and retain exceptional Christian faculty in the classroom
  • Generously support God’s faithfulness in Christ-centered Higher Education

Prayerfully consider becoming a President’s Circle member today, as we seek God’s hand together in transforming tomorrow, today.

What Does it mean to be President’s Circle Member?

The President’s Circle is a community of faithful partners who are committed to supporting the University as generous stewards of their resources; championing the mission of the university and praying for the president.

Generous Stewardship

We are generous because God was first generous towards us. Because God gave we are able to give to His glory and for His glory. President’s Circle members find joy in giving of their God-given resources for God’s kingdom work at WJU. Each individual has various passions inside and outside of WJU and joyfully give; through their time, talent, creativity and treasure. Though gifts come in many shapes and forms, President’s Circle members give generously because they share the same belief in the transformative power of Christ-centered higher education for the ministries and marketplaces in which our students and graduates serve.

Champion the Mission

President’s Circle members believe in the mission and vision of WJU. In their active belief President’s Circle members are ambassadors for WJU so that those they engage in relationship might explore opportunities to connect with WJU.

Pray for the President

President’s Circle members pray for WJU, its students, its professors, and its leaders. The act of prayer is vital to the life of the university as we move toward the future. Change has become what is normal and with continuing transition we lean on the grace of God through the prayers of His saints.

Membership

When you become a member we desire to have a genuine and authentic relationship with you as we share the Jessup culture and experience.

President’s Circle members hold a passion for Christ-centered education. Funds given to the University Fund for student scholarships help keep tuition affordable and graduate debt low while attracting first-class faculty to the University.

Membership Levels*:

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

$1000 Annually
($84/Month)
$2500 Annually
($209/Month)
$5000 Annually
($417/Month)
$10000 Annually
($834/Month)
1 Scholarship 3 Scholarship 5 Scholarship 10 Scholarship

* Gifts to restricted funds qualify. President’s Circle membership is based upon an academic year (July to June). The average individual scholarship at WJU is $1,000.

BRONZE - $1,000

Connection/Correspondence

  • Monthly President’s Circle e-Newsletter with campus updates, chapel podcasts, news and other events
  • Exclusive opportunities to the Jessup community.
  • Invitations to weekend retreats, resort boutiques, dinners and opportunities to fellowship with the Jessup President, Dr. John Jackson.
  • A personal Jessup representative to assist you with all your interaction with the University
  • Video message from the President, Dr. John Jackson with annual President’s State of University Letter
  • 15% discount at the award winning CrossRoads Cafe.
  • Personalized tours of the University for family members interested in attending Jessup
  • Annual Boutique Dinner and Weekend Getaways with the President

Events

  • Priority placement for event registration and news
  • VIP seating and all-access to select events to sporting events, musicals and lecture series
  • Access to lectures and notable Campus events
  • 10% Discount for select Jessup events (Sports, Musicals and Creative Arts performances)
  • Spring Appreciation Dinner with President, Dr. John Jackson (Circle of Excellence Award and Jessup Gala)

Resources

  • Community Access to the Library (Complimentary access to on campus resources)
  • Access to the Jessup chapel, live and via web

Gear (insubstantial value)

  • Welcome Letter, Benefit & Events Brochure
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Discount Card (10% off of Gear & Events)
  • Book : City on a Hill
  • Monthly Newsletter with campus updates, events, invites, videos and access to recent chapel podcasts.
SILVER - $2,500

All Bronze benefits plus:

Connection/Correspondence

  • 15% discount at the award winning CrossRoads Cafe.
  • Opportunity to chair or volunteer on a WJU committee

Events

  • 15% Discount for Jessup sports, musicals and creative arts events

Resources

  • Community Access to the Library
  • Complimentary access to on campus resources
  • Access to the Jessup chapel, live and via web

Gear

  • Welcome Letter, Benefit & Events Brochure
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Discount Card (15% off of Gear & Events)
  • Book : City on a Hill
GOLD: $5,000

All Silver benefits plus:

Connection/Correspondence

  • 15% discount at the award winning CrossRoads Cafe.

Events

  • 20% Discount for Jessup sports, musicals and creative arts events

Resources

  • Complementary course audit (1 per semester) for Gold Members above 55 years of age

Gear

  • Welcome Letter, Benefit & Events Brochure
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Discount Card (20% off of Gear & Events)
  • Book : City on a Hill
PLATINUM: $10,000 & Lifetime: $100,000 (Cumulative Giving)

All Gold benefits plus:

Connection/Correspondence

  • 15% discount at the award winning CrossRoads Cafe.

Events

  • 25% Discount for Jessup sports, musicals and creative arts events

Resources

  • Complementary course audit (1 per semester) for Gold Members above 55 years of age

Gear

  • Welcome Letter, Benefit & Events Brochure
  • Commemorative Pin
  • Discount Card (25% off of Gear & Events)
  • Book : City on a Hill
Events

President’s Circle members will receive invitations to exclusive events designed specifically for members, along with updates and emails regarding activities happening at Jessup. When you become a President's Circle member, our desire is to have you connect and be an active part of the Jessup community throughout the year. As President’s Circle members you will experience engaging and meaningful relationships with Dr. Jackson, staff, faculty, other President’s Circle members and students.

Event Date
Jessup Gala: 75th Anniversary Celebration September 20th, 2014
Christmas Concerts: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas December 6th, 2104
President’s Circle Christmas Reception December 5, 2014
Home Coming and Founder’s Day February 7, 2015
Jessup Music | Night of Classics March 21, 2015
Irving Berlin's : White Christmas November 14-16 & 21-23
Creative | Robert Harling’s: Steel Magnolia’s April 17-19 & 24-26, 2015
Athletics Jessup Athletics Schedule
Israel Trip with President Jackson April 2016
Lecture Series and other notable events will be posted on the monthly newsletter and on the Jessup website. If you would like updates please refer to the President’s Circle monthly newsletters or contact me directly.
Questions
  • Who can I talk to about becoming a President's Circle member?

    David Pineschi is the Director of Donor Development at William Jessup University and has become an advocate for Christ-centered higher education. He's been working in the Christian Higher education industry for the past ten years and loves to serve our President’s Circle Members, WJU partners and students.

    David Pineschi can assist you with all matters related to the President's Circle and can be contacted at: (916) 577-1809 or dpineschi [at] jessup [dot] edu

  • Why should I become a President's Circle member? Those who give to WJU not only enjoy federal tax deductions, but also join a community of unified and diverse partners. WJU students, both present and past, can attest to the provisional paths laid before them that resulted in their enrollment and graduation. The University Fund has often been the instrument God used to create those pathways. WJU is a university founded on the idea of educating and training men and women in ministry and the marketplace for the glory of God. The most rewarding aspect of giving, however, is knowing that the gift produces something eternal for the glory of God.
  • Why was the President’s Circle created? In the Fall of 2011 we became keenly aware of God’s blessing and provision through generous partners of Jessup. At Jessup we share in a distinctively beautiful community, so the President’s Circle was created to celebrate and share this with our friends and partners who invested in and demonstrated commitment to our shared mission.

    Since 2011 President’s Circle members have given over $8 Million to the advancement and betterment of the university. We glory in Christ for their generosity and continued partnership in Transforming, Tomorrow...Today.
  • Must I give the amount in one gift or in installment? Gifts can be given at once or in installments to meet your desired level of membership. Additionally, you may set up monthly recurring gifts online.
  • What is the University Fund? Through University Fund scholarships, a diverse group of students are able to enroll at WJU, discover their calling, and receive a transformative Christ-centered education that empowers them spiritually, professionally and academically to impact the world for Christ.

Support God’s faithfulness in Christ-centered Higher Education

Contact

David Pineschi, MBA

Director of Donor Development
dpineschi [at] jessup [dot] edu
(916) 577-1809

David Pineschi has been working in the Christian Higher education industry for the past ten years. His passion for Christian Higher Education intensified while attending Hope International University where he obtained an MBA in Nonprofit Management. View David's Bio