Dolphin Dash 2023

$4,246,386
Donated
121% of $3,500,000 goal
8,004
Donors
This campaign ended on February 24, 2023, but you can still make a gift to Jacksonville University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5Just for Varsity Shooting

Preston Weinard photoPreston Weinard matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50Just for Men's Rowing

An Anonymous DonorRob Saunders matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $60Just for Students who gave to Men's Rowing

An Anonymous DonorRob Saunders matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $60Just for Students who gave to Women's Rowing

Dylan Hough photoDylan Hough matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200Just for Beach Volleyball

Lauren Griffith photoLauren Griffith & Chuck Griffith matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200

An Anonymous DonorMary Anne Jolly matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $300Just for Linda and David Stein Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorAllana Forté & Brian Branch matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDean Barbara Ritter matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni donors who gave to Davis College of Business & Technology

An Anonymous DonorDean Timothy Snyder matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities

An Anonymous DonorDean Christopher Corbo matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Arts and Sciences

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorDean Nicholas Allard matched $3 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $480Just for Students who gave to College of Law

David Barclay photoDavid & Courtney Barclay matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,000Just for College of Law Founding Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorHassan and Leyla Pordeli matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,500

An Anonymous DonorTim and Stephanie Cost matched $5 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Class of 2023 Giving

An Anonymous DonorBarnes & Noble College matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $20,000
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Sierra Aitken photoSierra Aitken gave $50 because 50 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

Maggie Couture photoMaggie Johnson gave $200 because $200 was given by donorsJust for Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorSt. Johns Riverkeeper gave $500 because $500 was given by donorsJust for Marine Science Research Institute

An Anonymous DonorDean Christopher Corbo gave $1,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Alumni donors who gave to College of Arts and Sciences

An Anonymous DonorDean Timothy Snyder gave $1,000 because 50 donors gaveJust for Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities

An Anonymous DonorMark Tillman gave $1,000 because $1,000 was given by donorsJust for Alumni donors who gave to Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences
About

Get ready to GIVE FORWARD for Dolphin Dash! The rest of the year is about giving back; Dolphin Dash is about powering forward. Between February 20-24, alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, friends and fans put Phins first and push Jacksonville University further than ever before!

Last year, over 7,000 Dolphins like you came together to raise over $3.1 million for the areas of campus you love the most!

Every gift large and small matters. For five days, exciting challenges and incentives can turn your $10 gift into a $10,000 gift. So fuel impact. Supercharge dollars into change. Let passion power progress. Let's GIVE FORWARD together.

Know that your gift is bolstered by thousands of Dolphins working together to invest in our students, improve Jacksonville University's national reputation and U.S. News & World Report rankings, and support the area on campus that means the most to you!  Pick your challenge, support your favorites, and help them DASH to the finish!

Ready. Set. DASH!

P.S: Want to help make BIG waves for this campaign? Use the social media toolkit to spread the word.

FAQs

What are the Dolphin Dash Challenges?
There are seven Challenges that makeup Dolphin Dash: The Athletics Challenge, Affinity Network Challenge, College Challenge, Greek Challenge, JAXRecwell Challenge, the Sailing vs. Shooting Challenge, and new this year, Dash for the Future! You may choose to participate in one or all of the challenges. Each challenge has an exciting incentive for the winner!

Can I participate in more than one Challenge?
Yes- you can give to any (or all!) of the Challenges during Dolphin Dash! To give to multiple challenges, make each gift directly through the Challenge page. The results of each Challenge are calculated from gifts made directly through that Challenge page.

Can I make a gift to an area of campus outside of the Challenges?
To make a gift outside of a Challenge, scroll to the bottom of the giving page and include the name of the fund you would like to support. 

Can my employer match a gift during Dolphin Dash?
Yes! See if your employer has a matching gift program.

Do I have to give online?
While we prefer gifts to be made online to be added to the totals live, you may also mail your gift in advance to:

Jacksonville University
University Advancement
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Be sure to include “Dolphin Dash” in the memo line. Donations can also be made over the phone. If you are interested in making a non-cash gift, or planned gift during Dolphin Dash, please call (904) 256-7095. To ensure your gift count toward one of the Dolphin Dash challenges, make your gift online February 20-24.

When does Dolphin Dash start and finish?
Dolphin Dash begins at midnight on Monday, February 20, 2023 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023.

Where do I find the Dolphin Dash social media toolkit?
Sign up to be a Dolphin Dash Champion to receive a digital social media toolkit and a complimentary champion gift! Your toolkit will include:

  • Facebook and Twitter cover photos
  • Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter post images
  • Suggested captions
  • Hashtags
  • Zoom/Teams Background
Updates
WE DID IT! Thanks to you! 💚

THANK YOU to the 8,000 supporters who gave forward during Dolphin Dash! Together, Dolphins from every state and beyond raised over $4.2 MILLION in support of Jacksonville University's students, colleges, athletic programs, and campus life! We are in awe of the generosity of the Dolphin family and can't wait to put these funds to work for the future of the University. Thank you again for investing in JU. 🐬💚

Look at the leaderboards to see if your favorite campus area won the race for the most donors and dollars. 🏆


If you would like to see campus photos from the week, click here! Challenge winners and scholarship recipients will be contacted in the next week. 

Thank you again and Phins Up!!

457 days ago by Sierra Aitken
Major Milestones - Thank You!!

Dear Phins, 

We have officially hit the 5,000 donor mark! 🎉 Thank you for supporting Jacksonville University during Dolphin Dash this week. We are thrilled to also celebrate the tremendous milestone of $2,000,000 raised, and we still have some time left to increase support for JU's students and programs. It can only go up from here! ☝️

In other exciting news, a Dolphin supporter from EVERY STATE in the U.S. stepped forward to participate in Dolphin Dash! 🗺️ This is a testament to how far the impact of Jacksonville University can travel. Supporters like you help us put responsible, mission-driven, changemakers into the world, all of which we are proud to call a JU Dolphin. 🐬🐬

If you know a friend, family member, or fellow alumnus who hasn't made their gift yet, please forward them the www.ju.edu/dolphindash giving link. Every donor truly makes a difference in extending the impact of your giving. We have a new ambitious goal of reaching 6,000 donors, but we know we can get there together! 💪

Dash on!

The Giving Team at Jacksonville University

459 days ago by Sierra Aitken
Our Dolphins are one in a MILLION 😎

Day two of Dolphin Dash is almost done and we are over halfway to our goal of 5,000 donors! Thank you to everyone who has made their gift so far and kicked off the week to an exciting start! 🐬

Last night, the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) won the Alumni Fast Start Challenge to secure $2,500. Congrats! A few days remain for your favorite college to win prizes for most donors and dollars raised and hit alumni donor benchmarks!

(Pictured - Dean Chris Corbo from COAS eyeing that first-place prize!)

 

Today, President Tim Cost and Mrs. Stephanie Cost showed their support by giving to several academic and student programs on campus, pushing us past the $1,000,000 milestone! Thank you to the Costs for their continued support and love for our Dolphins! 💚

Last year, JU Dolphins showed their support from all over the world  and set a record for participation from 48 states, including Alaska and Hawaii! 🌺 This year, we want to break that record. If one JU fan makes a gift from every state during Dolphin Dash, $5,000 will be unlocked for JU's Greatest Needs! Nevada, Nebraska, and Iowa we're looking at you. 👀 'Phins Up to our Dolphins nationwide! 🤟 

'Rep your state by asking others to join you in making a gift online at www.ju.edu/dolphindash

461 days ago by Sierra Aitken
The Dash Begins 🐬🏁


Jacksonville University Dolphins have jumped right in with a major splash! 💦 Dolphin Dash 2023 kicked off with the College Fast Start Challenge where the five JU colleges go head to head for the most donors and dollars raised. At midnight tonight, we will see which college came out on top for the $2,500 Fast Start prize for academic programming! 🏆

New this year, the College of Law has entered the race! ⚖️ Does the rookie college have what it takes to keep up with the big leagues? We still have till Friday to find out!

Don't like the current leaderboard standings? Shake it up by spreading the word to your phin fam and ask them to join you in making a difference. 💚

Stay up to date as we dash for the future at www.ju.edu/dolphindash

#PhinsUp #DolphinDash

462 days ago by Sierra Aitken
JU Social Spirit Challenge!

Let's see your Dolphin pride on social media! 🐬 💚 The person, organization, or team with the most JU spirit for Dolphin Dash will be awarded $1,000 for the Jacksonville University college, school, team, or organization of their choice! GET LOUD, competitive, and silly! 🥳 Put those PHINS UP! 🤟

Make sure to set your social accounts to public and tag @jualumni and @jacksonvilleu so that we can see and repost your content! Use #DolphinDash

462 days ago by Sierra Aitken

Board of Trustees Student Scholarship ChallengeAs more of the Dolphin community hits its donor goals, more scholarships will be unlocked for students!
Donor AffinityDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Family1171$24,307N/A
Students680$14,061500136.0%
Parents512$131,02960085.3%
Faculty/Staff392$63,75140098.0%
Alumni1139$1,806,2461000113.9%
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Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon13%Alumni
Book icon10%Students
Parent icon7%Parents
Suitcase icon5%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon46%Friends
Parent icon14%Family
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Advocates

Lauren Griffith photo
Heart icon matched a total of $200
generated 352 clicks and 107 gifts, totaling $23,969
Barnes & Noble College photo
Barnes & Noble College
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
Community Advocates photo
generated 1419 clicks and 252 gifts, totaling $10,342
Hazel Peters photo
generated 150 clicks and 114 gifts, totaling $9,891
Sierra Aitken photo
Gave $50 during a Challenge!
generated 604 clicks and 60 gifts, totaling $6,411
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Tim and Stephanie Cost
Heart icon matched a total of $5,000
Madison photo
generated 495 clicks and 79 gifts, totaling $3,413
Alexander Simmons photo
generated 869 clicks and 158 gifts, totaling $2,718
Hassan and Leyla Pordeli photo
Hassan and Leyla Pordeli
Heart icon matched a total of $2,500
Lea Fernandes photo
generated 98 clicks and 43 gifts, totaling $2,494