Why Give to JCU

Giving to JCU

The Office of Development & Alumni Affairs aims to foster a culture of philanthropy within the university by building and enhancing relationships with its stakeholders, and responding to the needs of donors.

Our office strives to maintain strong links with parents, alumni, friends, and supporters of John Cabot University by offering services, events, activities and partnerships. We encourage and steward philanthropic gifts to support scholarships, facilities, and programs to maintain and enhance the international academic excellence of our institution within the context of an American liberal arts environment.

Graduates automatically become members of the Alumni Association upon graduation, and are invited to participate in mentoring, the regional ambassador program, and special networking events.

Be part of a growing and international community

JCU was founded in 1972 and has now expanded to include three campuses that accommodate a multicultural student body of over 70 nationalities. In 2017, the University had its largest graduating class to date, with over 200 graduates, making JCU the largest undergraduate American university in Italy. John Cabot University invites everyone who believes in its mission -- to provide an educational experience firmly rooted in the American tradition of the liberal arts and solidly international in orientation -- to become a part of its community.

Help Support the Leaders of Tomorrow

John Cabot University’s academic programs produce graduates who are sought after by and who are successful in the international communities of business, public service, and academe.  These graduates aspire to the highest ideals of professional and personal achievement, and motivate a similar dedication to excellence in their colleagues. JCU also enables students to appreciate, benefit from, and contribute to the richness and diversity of other cultures. This solid foundation cultivates leaders who will accept responsibility and make positive contributions to an increasingly interdependent and multicultural world. 

Make an impact

Every gift makes a difference and has an impact on the university.  JCU supports a modern approach to international education, combining the extraordinary cultural resources of Rome with the prestige of an American degree. Graduates take the knowledge they have acquired in the classroom and enter the workforce with leading multinational firms, international organizations, and government agencies. 

The philanthropic support of our donors helps us to create more scholarships, establish new academic programs, update classrooms and facilities, and provide work experiences. We are grateful for the continuing support of Trustees, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. The Honor Roll of Donors recognizes those who have given during the past fiscal year.

Universities in the United States rely heavily on donations from their community of alumni and friends. John Cabot University is no different. We look to Trustees, alumni, parents, and friends of JCU to help bridge the gap between tuition revenue and the cost of a quality education.

John Cabot University is a non-profit organization registered in the United States, and all donations to the University are tax-deductible for U.S. tax payers.

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