Questions and Answers

Below you will find answers to many common questions about Give:24 2018.

What is a "giving day?"

Give 24 is Jessup’s annual generosity day. This is a 24-hour digital fundraising event to invite the community to participate in the mission and vision of Jessup. The goal is to expand the reach and impact of our kingdom purpose to send Christ-honoring leaders into the world. 

What are giving day Matches and Challenges?

Matching Gifts are generated from generous donors who enjoy joining others to make a greater impact. Their gifts help motivate others to maximize their impact. Statistics reveal a donor is 25% more likely to give when they know their generosity can make a larger impact, together. 


Challenge gifts are celebratory gifts leveraged to encourage others to achieve a certain goal for the purposes of greater participation.


Only gifts made on August 24th qualify for matches and challenges. 

Why should I share?

When you share the Give:24 event over various social media platforms, generosity on this day is multiplied. If you give $24, share with 24 friends who give $24 the outcome is seemingly limitless.

What will my donation do?

Gifts during Give:24 will make Christ-centered higher education more affordable by supporting the three pillars of The Jessup Fund: Student Accessibility, Academic Excellence and Student Discipleship. By supporting one or more of these areas you lessen the burden of tuition cost and tether them to their callings. More than 98% of students receive financial assistance and your partnership on this day will serve all students seeking a quality and affordable education that will teach biblical principles and prepare them professionally for influential leadership. 

Do we accept Matching Gifts?

Yes, Jessup does qualify for employer matching gifts. To determine if your employer or your spouse's employer matches gifts, please go HERE

Jessup Donor Bill of Rights?

Click HERE to learn more.

How do I give?

On the Give24 website ( there is a large BLUE donate button. Simply click on this button and follow the prompts. If you are having technical difficulty you can go HERE and select Give:24 in the dropdown or simply contact the office of University Development at 916-577-1800 and we can receive your gift over the phone.

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, Jessup is a 501(c)3 corporation (EIN: 94-1279803). There will be no gifts or services exchanged.

Why should I become a President’s Circle Member?

President’s Circle members give more than $1,000 annually to the university scholarship fund. $1,000 is strategically chosen as it is the average scholarship amount received by a student. Four years a President's Circle member could reduce a student's debt load by a minimum of $5,500. To learn more about the President’s Circle please go HERE

Is my gift safe and secure?

Yes. Jessup takes significant measures to ensure that all data and donor information is safe and secure. If you're at all concerned you can call our office at 916-577-1800

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, WJU is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. No goods or services will be exchanged.  

Is my gift safe and secure?

Yes, WJU takes the proper measures to ensure your private personal information remains confidential. 

How will my gift be used?

Give:24 gifts directly support the university scholarship fund to make Christ-centered higher education more affordable and accessible. 

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