Jackson State will host its 7th Annual Day of Giving on Friday, August 13, inviting alumni, students, staff, and friends to contribute to any specific area of their choice.

This year’s financial goal was increased to $500,000 after last year’s campaign exceeded the initial target of $400,000 by raising a total of $671,097.57. Of the total raised, $287,384.43 was for student scholarships.

The 24-hour fundraising challenge is a virtual, social media-driven effort that supports the University’s students and programs.

Like last year’s event, a LIVE presentation called “THEE Show” will be hosted by Michelle Boyd, aka Chelle B of WJMI. Boyd is also the marketing associate for University Communications at JSU.

Funds from the campaign enable JSU to sustain and give deserving students a chance to enjoy the JSU experience.

Financial gifts of any amount are welcome and will be impactful for current and future University needs. There will also be an opportunity for all donors to compete in challenges by joining their team of interest or class year.

Screen Shot 2021-07-21 at 11.15.35 AMEveryone is encouraged to invite others to give and spread awareness online by using the hashtag #give2JSU.