Dolphin Dash 2024

$4,255,829
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125% of $3,400,000 goal
5,094
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This campaign ended on February 09, 2024, but you can still make a gift to Jacksonville University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorJessica Beccaccio matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5

An Anonymous DonorSierra Vanderkallen matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $5

An Anonymous DonorVanessa Zboreak matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5

An Anonymous DonorLauren Fisher matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $5Just for College of Law Founding Scholarship Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $5

An Anonymous DonorCharlie Berg matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5

An Anonymous DonorMorgan Smith matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $10

An Anonymous DonorThomas Shoemaker matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $10

An Anonymous DonorMatt Majors matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $15

An Anonymous DonorColleen Skinner matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $20

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25

An Anonymous DonorTeresa Bilenski matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $25

An Anonymous DonorErin Saunderson matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $25Just for Women's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorCharlotte Taylor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25Just for Alumni (1969)

An Anonymous DonorMyrlene Manke matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25

An Anonymous DonorRob Saunders matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Current Student Athletes who gave to Men's Rowing

An Anonymous DonorRob Saunders matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorElizabeth Joyce & Anthony Shrubsall matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorRob Saunders matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Current Student Athletes

An Anonymous DonorMissy Davenport matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorJordan Richardson matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorRob Saunders matched $2 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for Current Student Athletes who gave to Women's Rowing

An Anonymous DonorMarla Allard matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $50Just for College of Law

An Anonymous DonorGabriel Perry matched $5 for each donor, donating a total of $50

An Anonymous DonorKim Shaver matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $200Just for College of Law

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $245Just for Men's Cross Country

Maggie Dwyer photoMaggie Dwyer matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $250Just for Women’s Athletic Enhancement Fund

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $336Just for Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities

An Anonymous DonorVincent Saladino matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Alumni donors who gave to Davis College of Business & Technology

An Anonymous DonorMargaret Dees matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500

Alexander Simmons photoAli Simmons matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Faculty/Staff donors who gave to Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorMark Tillman matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $500Just for Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Torri Westmoreland photoNeil Rogers & Cindy matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $600Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorNick and Marla Allard matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $925Just for Students who gave to College of Law

An Anonymous DonorLisa Sutherland matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Students who gave to Honors & Scholars Program

An Anonymous DonorDavid Barclay matched $3 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorChristine Sapienza & Jasmine Bragg matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorBarbara Ritter matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Davis College of Business & Technology

Courtney Barclay photoCourtney Barclay matched $25 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Law

Torri Westmoreland photoIn-Depth Wraps & John Westmoreland matched $2 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for Baseball

An Anonymous DonorChristopher Corbo matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000Just for College of Arts & Sciences

Bambi Brundage photoBambi Brundage matched $25 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorTim Snyder matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $1,000

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,095Just for Men's Rowing

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,096Just for Esports

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $2,100 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,097Just for Dolphin Dash JAX RecWell Challenge

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,097Just for Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,097Just for Beach Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,098Just for Club Tennis

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Delta Delta Delta

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each donor, donating a total of $2,100Just for Davis College of Business & Technology

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Men's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Alpha Epsilon Phi

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Spirit Squad

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for College of Arts and Sciences

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Gamma Phi Beta

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Women's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Varsity Sailing Team

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Men's Golf

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Men's Basketball

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $2,100 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Pi Kappa Alpha

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Women's Lacrosse

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Sigma Chi

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $2,100 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Sigma Nu

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $2,100 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Women's Rowing

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for College of Law

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Women's Golf

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,100Just for Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

An Anonymous DonorTim & Stephanie Cost matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $2,107Just for Alpha Delta Pi

An Anonymous DonorLisa Sutherland matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $9,000Just for Honors & Scholars Program

An Anonymous DonorNAI Hallmark matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $18,000Just for Zimmerman Scholars Fund
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An Anonymous DonorStephanie Ison gave $50 because 50 donors gaveJust for Faculty/Staff

Virginia Berg photoVirginia Berg gave $50 because 100 donors gaveJust for College of Law

Sierra Aitken photoSierra Aitken gave $50 because 50 donors gaveJust for Alumni

An Anonymous DonorDylan Hough gave $50 because 50 donors gaveJust for Beach Volleyball

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $50 because 3 donors gave

Elizabeth Krajewski photoElizabeth Krajewski gave $100 because $300 was given by donorsJust for Public Policy Alumni Network Opportunity Fund for Students

An Anonymous DonorElizabeth Krajewski gave $100 because $100 was given by donorsJust for Public Policy Alumni Network Opportunity Fund for Students

An Anonymous DonorChristopher Corbo gave $250 because 50 donors gaveJust for Students

An Anonymous DonorMark Tillman gave $500 because $500 was given by donorsJust for Alumni donors who gave to Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Thomas Buckner photoThomas Buckner gave $500 because $500 was given by donorsJust for Men's Soccer

An Anonymous DonorQuinton White & Susan H. White gave $500 because $500 was given by donors
About ✍️

Dolphin Dash is Jacksonville University's Annual Giving Challenge where Dolphins across the globe Give Forward for a whole week in February. Make a gift to support your favorite JU College, athletic team, club, greek chapter, or alumni affinity network between February 5th - 9th, 2024! 

During Dolphin Dash, alumni, students, families, faculty, staff, friends, and fans put Phins first — let’s push Jacksonville University further than ever before.

Dolphin Dash is about being a part of a collective giving movement to make waves for the next generation of Jacksonville University students. Every gift large and small matters to help us make a big difference.

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.

Note: All gifts made in support of Dolphin Dash count towards the FUTURE. MADE. comprehensive campaign for Jacksonville University. 

Points Power Prizes!

This year, you have more ways to make a difference by earning IMPACTENGAGE, and INSPIRE points for your favorite athletic team, college, greek org, club, or affinity network. Choose your way to play!

Points will be tallied at the end of the week to determine first and second-place winners in these three areas for each challenge. Look out for updated scorecards each day to see where your favorite campus group stands in the rankings!

Here are ways to earn points:

IMPACT SCORE - Make an impact through giving and raising support from others!

  • Most cash raised - 5,000 points
  • Highest donor participation % - 2,500 points
  • Highest alumni donor participation % - 5,000 points *
  • Most increased cash raised % from last year - 2,500 points
  • Most increased donor % from last year - 5,000 points

* In lieu of alumni participation, College of Law will aim for 100% participation from all employees and students.

Check the live leaderboards on each challenge page to see how your area is performing in cash and donors raised!


ENGAGE SCORE - Volunteer as a social media champion, participate on campus, or visit the Dolphin Dome!

  • For students - play a giving game at a campus Dash Station - 100 points each
  • For students - visit every Dash Station and turn in a completed scavenger hunt card - 250 points each
  • For faculty, staff & students - Volunteer at a Dash Station - 250 points each 
  • Sign up to be a Dolphin Dash Champion - 250 points each 
  • Attend the Dolphin Dome celebration - 50 points each
  • For Dash Competitors - Host a table at the Dolphin Dome celebration - 1,000 points

INSPIRE SCORE - Inspire others to join you in supporting JU by spreading the word!

  • Win the JU Social Spirit Mini Challenge - 1,000 points
  • Win the Number 1 Champion Mini Challenge - 1,000 points
  • Create a matching gift or challenge - 500 points each *
  • Post on social media in support of your fund and tag @jualumni and @jacksonvilleu - 100 points each **

* Points limited to once per person the week of Dolphin Dash

** Points limited to once a day per person or account. Make sure your account is set to public so we can see your post!

How to Dash πŸ¬πŸ’‘
How to Dash for JU!


Mini Challenges πŸ…

The Number 1 Champion Challenge

The champion who raises the most money using their unique giving advocate link will receive $1,000 and 1,000 INSPIRE points for the Jacksonville University college, school, team, or organization of their choice (must be an approved JU organization). Sign up to become a champion here and read here on how to get your advocate link.

'Phins Across America Challenge

In 2023, Dolphin Dash had at least one supporter from every state in America! Let's keep it up Phins! If at least one supporter from every state makes a gift during Dolphin Dash, an additional grant of $5,000 will be unlocked for the University. 'Phins Up to our Dolphins nationwide!

Donor Benchmarks to Meet

Check the Donor leaderboard below!

  • Student donor goal of 700 - $2,500 unlocked for JU Scholarships
  • Current Student-Athlete goal of 360 - Icecream Party!
  • Parent Donor goal of 550 -  $2,500 unlocked for The Student Enrichment Center
  • Employee Donor goal of 400 - $2,500 unlocked for The Nellie Student Support Fund
  • Alumni Donor goal of 1,000 - $2,500 unlocked for JU's Greatest Needs

JU Social Spirit Challenge

Let's see your Dolphin pride on social media! The person, organization, or team with the most JU spirit on their social media page will be awarded an additional 1,000 Inspire points for the Jacksonville University college, school, team, or organization of their choice (must be an approved JU organization). Get creative, get competitive, get trending! Let's see those #PhinsUp! To be eligible to win, your posts must be public, and tag both @jualumni and @jacksonvilleu so that we can see and repost your content! The more posts, the more chances you have to win! The overall winner will be selected by a panel of social media experts judging on the criteria of creativity, engagement, and reach.

FAQs πŸ€”

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, and the Sailing vs. Shooting Challenge. 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, simply give to the funds you are interested in using the Dolphin Dash giving form. You can do so in one single transaction or multiple throughout the week. Your funds will be automatically designated to the appropriate challenge and live leaderboards for each challenge will be automatically updated!

Can I make a gift to an area of campus outside of the Challenges?
To make a gift outside of a Challenge, click the give button at the top of www.ju.edu/dolphindash and select 'Other' from the fund list to write in your own designation. If you'd like to make a gift to support a Challenge, scroll down to find the Challenge tiles listed on that webpage.

Can my employer match a gift during Dolphin Dash?
Yes! See if your employer has a matching gift program. You can also use the search bar within the Dolphin Dash giving form when you make your gift. 

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 β€œDolphin 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 counts toward one of the Dolphin Dash challenges, make your gift online during the week of February 5 - 9, 2024.

When does Dolphin Dash start and finish?
Dolphin Dash begins at midnight on Monday, February 5, 2024, and ends at 1:00pm on Friday, February 9, 2024. Remember to get your gifts in before 1:00pm!

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!

Updates πŸ“£
Day 3 Leaderboard Update πŸ“£

Day 3 is almost done and we have over $1.5 MILLION raised so far! Thank you Dolphin community for making that happen! πŸŽ‰πŸ’š 

The Dash isn't over yet! With a day and a half still to go, who knows how things will shake out... Check out the crazy three-way ties in the leaderboard today! Athletics and Greek Life are both getting competitive with donor participation! Which team are you rooting for? 

Alumni! You are just about halfway to your goal of 1,000 donors! $2,500 will be unlocked for JU's Greatest Needs which helps all aspects of campus and student life. πŸŽ“

We just need one donor from Hawaii to make a gift and unlock $5,000 for the university! 🌺 We are so close!!

Thank you again to our loyal Dolphin donors! Don't forget to encourage others to join you and give at www.ju.edu/dolphindash !

22 days ago by Sierra Aitken
Day 2 Leaderboard Update πŸ“£

This just in! A big shake-up in the leaderboard for Day 2! College of Law sneaks up from behind to first place standings along with the Davis College of Business. Women's Basketball dominated in the engagement category today by volunteering and participating in Dash Stations on campus! πŸ€ All three of our RecWell clubs have a first-place position on the leaderboard! But we are still early in the week. What will happen tomorrow? πŸ€”

Alumni of the 2020's are leading with the most donors in the Battle of the Decades! πŸŽ“πŸ† The alumni decade with the most donors at the end of the week gets to vote for their choice of campus project they would like to see happen for our students! Alumni, encourage your fellow Dolphins to make their gift! 

Thank you to everyone who has given already. Don't forget to encourage others to join you and give at www.ju.edu/dolphindash !

Keep Dashing, Dolphins!

23 days ago by Sierra Aitken
Day 1 Leaderboard Update πŸ“£

Hello Dolphin Dashers!

We are drawing near the end of Dolphin Dash Day 1. πŸ¬ Check out the current standings (as of 4 pm). Looks like the College of Arts & Science is sweeping the College Challenge. The Sailing Team is also off to a strong start while Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Delta Pi are battling for first-place prizes in the Greek Challenge! πŸ’ͺ Who is going to make the biggest IMPACT, ENGAGE with us on campus, and INSPIRE others to give to put the most points on the leaderboard?! 

We are also just nine states shy from receiving a donor from every state to unlock $5,000 for JU's Greatest Needs! Does anyone know a Dolphin fan in Alaska?! β˜ƒοΈ

JU Parents! You are a quarter of the way to your donor goal! If 400 more parents give, $2,500 will be unlocked for The Student Enrichment Center. You can do it!!

Thank you to all those who made their gift to kick us off. Don't forget to encourage others to join you and give at www.ju.edu/dolphindash !

Dash on!! 🐬

24 days ago by Sierra Aitken

Leaderboards πŸ†

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Donor BenchmarksHelp us hit donor goals to unlock grants!
Donor AffinityDonorsRaised ($)Goal (Donors)%
Students598$12,25070085.4%
Friends1966$2,704,4340
Parents704$432,961550128.0%
Alumni765$963,117100076.5%
Current Student Athletes648$17,447360180.0%
Faculty/Staff405$287,828400101.3%
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Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon14%Alumni
Book icon12%Students
Parent icon12%Parents
Suitcase icon8%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon37%Friends
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NAI Hallmark
Heart icon matched a total of $18,000
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generated 2084 clicks and 356 gifts, totaling $12,863
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generated 1057 clicks and 175 gifts, totaling $12,460
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Heart icon matched a total of $9,000
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generated 175 clicks and 114 gifts, totaling $6,811
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generated 136 clicks and 24 gifts, totaling $3,019
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generated 78 clicks and 38 gifts, totaling $3,431
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Heart icon matched a total of $2,107
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Tim & Stephanie Cost
Heart icon matched a total of $2,100
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Tim & Stephanie Cost
Heart icon matched a total of $2,100