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1886 Society

As a way of honoring our generous donors, we have inaugurated the 1886 Society. Membership in the society is open to annual donors who contribute a minimum of $1,000 to the Carroll Fund. Graduates of the last decade (G.O.L.D.) join the 1886 Society at the $500 level.

Giving Levels for the 1886 Society:

  • Founders Club: $1,000-$4,999 ($83.33+/monthly)
  • Tower Club: $5,000-$9,999 ($416.67+/monthly)
  • Archbishop Club: $10,000+ ($833.33+/monthly)
  • G.O.L.D Club: $500-$999 ($41.67+/monthly)

1886 Society Membership Benefits:

  • Recognition in donor listings and at JCU events throughout the year
  • Exclusive communications from University leadership
  • Special invitations to campus and regional events
  • 1886 Society lapel pin
  • Access to a dedicated staff person to assist with any questions or concern

Membership in the 1886 Society is not only a reflection of one’s belief in the mission of John Carroll University, it’s an investment in a transformative Jesuit Catholic education.

For more information, please contact Michelle Williams, Director of Annual Giving, at

John Carroll University Family Fellows 

At John Carroll University, your student experiences a world of academic rigor, personal growth, and challenges, and a wide range of opportunities that will help them grow as "a man or woman for and with others." We invite you to join the John Carroll University Family Fellows and accompany them on the journey. 

By joining the John Carroll University Family Fellows program you are investing further in John Carroll University. Your membership supports academic success and the student experience of every JCU student. Lastly, your membership provides you an opportunity to experience the university from a special perspective by connecting you with other parents and providing you opportunities to engage with faculty and staff.

The Family Fellows program offers two levels of involvement and participation:

  • Parent's Leadership Council: Annual gift of $5,000 or more
  • Parent's Fund Committee: Annual gift of $1,000 or more

For more information, please contact Andre Calabretta, Interim Assistant Vice President of Development at

Faculty and Staff Giving

There are many opportunities available on campus for faculty and staff — lectures, mission leave, employee resource groups, staff socials, just to name a few. An additional way to support the campus community is by making a gift to John Carroll. No one understands the promise of what happens at John Carroll or the importance of the work completed here better than our dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators. Your gift is an investment in yourself, your colleagues, our students, and the important work John Carroll does to educate men and women for others.


The Carroll Fund is the fund of greatest need at John Carroll University. The most convenient way to support the Carroll Fund and John Carroll is via payroll deduction. Together with the contributions of alumni, parents and friends of John Carroll, your gift makes a significant impact on the students we see on campus every day.

Establish your monthly gift via payroll deduction online: 

For more information, please contact Michelle Williams, Director of Annual Giving at

Student Call Center

Student Philanthropy at John Carroll University is an essential part of the success of all of our fundraising efforts. Our students are best at advocating for transformative annual support from alumni, parents, and friends of John Carroll. Our Student Philanthropy Officers understand the importance of your donations and look forward to the opportunity to share with you how your gift makes a difference in their lives.

Student Philanthropy Officers in the Student Call Center lead the effort to reach out to over 30,000 alumni, parents, and friends of JCU in support of the Carroll Fund, Parent Giving, the Blue Gold Club, and every crucial area of need for the university. When you get a call, feel free to ask for a campus update, share your JCU experiences, and talk with our students about making a gift to John Carroll University!

Student Call Center Calling Hours:

  • Night shifts: Monday through Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Day shifts: Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Weekend shifts: Sunday, 3:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Student Call Center operates from September to early May each year.

John Carroll University is beloved by our alumni and friends, respected throughout the region and beyond as a leader in higher education, and recognized for the quality of our graduates. It is through the generosity of our donors that John Carroll has achieved this reputation and level of success.

Each year generous donors support the work and needs of the University through their commitment to the Carroll Fund. This important annual commitment meets the immediate needs of our students and invests in the John Carroll of tomorrow.

The Carroll Fund is the fund of greatest need and directly impacts every student.

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Make Your Gift

The quickest and easiest way to make an immediate impact is to give your gift online. Visit our secure website and make a one-time or monthly gift to the Carroll Fund!

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Faculty and Staff Giving

Your gift is an investment in yourself, your colleagues, our students, and the important work John Carroll does to educate men and women for others.