[Formerly Leadership and Parent Circles]
The John Brown University Founder's Circle is a group of committed alumni, friends, and parents. Members commit to support JBU in three ways:
- Pray regularly for JBU
- Promote JBU’s mission
- Give an unrestricted annual gift of $500 or more annually to the JBU Scholarship Fund (range from $500 - $25,000)
The inspiration for the founding of a college, later to become JBU, occurred during one of John Brown’s revival campaigns in the summer of 1919. John Brown Sr. is quoted “On the morning of the 23rd of July, after a restless, sleepless night, the decision came to launch an institution built and dedicated for the specific purpose of helping the boy or girl who stood absolutely without financial support.”
The vision and passion that began during the summer of 1919 is captured today in the JBU Scholarship Fund. Over 500 current students receive annual financial assistance from the JBUSF, and the Founder’s Circle members represent the backbone of support for the JBUSF. Over 300 current members provide annual support to the JBU Scholarship Fund, which in turn provides financial assistant in the form of either need-based scholarships or work-study jobs. This helps to reduce the financial barriers to current students.