University School of Jackson


During your time at USJ, you will have many opportunities to support the school and we want to help you understand how each is different and why all are needed.  In addition to volunteering your time to USJ, please consider a monetary gift as well. Last year, 100% of our faculty, staff and Board of Trustees made a gift to the Annual Fund.  We hope you will join other families in supporting the USJ Annual Fund.



The Fund for Excellence (formally the Annual Fund) is the first priority in fundraising for the school. It supplies vital operating dollars in support of USJ programs and helps ensure that we retain our talented faculty and administration.



A Capital Campaign funds building and renovation projects, as well as programmatic additions in support of the school’s strategic priorities, that are not covered by tuition.


ENDOWMENT – Periodically

Invested funds in an Endowment provide a steady, predictable flow of income to support USJ over time.  Named endowment funds, like the Donald Newman Endowed Chair of Mathematics, provide support for specific elements of the USJ experience.


PLANNED GIVING – As a donor feels moved

Planned gifts made through bequests and life insurance provide for the ongoing sustainability of USJ.


SUPPORT GROUPS – Throughout the year

USJ families volunteer their time to support the Bruins Club (athletics), Parents Club, or the USJ Arts Guild to provide funding for school programs and special projects.  Events hosted by support groups include the Bruin Booster Golf Classic, USJ Holiday Mart, and Arts at The U.

For More Information

Russ Ellis
Chief Development Officer

[email protected]

Cathy Garrett
Assistant Director of Development, Director of Alumni Relations

[email protected]



New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator


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