SJR State has witnessed remarkable growth over the past 50 years. You can help change the lives of others forever and strengthen the future of our community with your annual gift to the President’s Circle.
SJR State receives its funding from tuition and fees and state aid. Because state funding resources have decreased dramatically over the past several years, the College relies on annual fund contributions to broaden the range of available resources.
Beyond the satisfaction of giving to a vital and growing institution, your gift will offer tangible rewards. You will help us provide student scholarships to individuals from all walks of life, and you will help prepare a strong future workforce right here in your own community. When you give to the President’s Circle, we will put your dollars to work immediately. Your gift will help students, develop new programs, and meet the education and training needs of our vital area.
To learn more about the President's Circle print out the PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE BROCHURE (PDF). You may fill out the donation form and mail it to the Foundation office or call us directly at (386) 312-4100.
SJR State draws students with diverse cultural, educational and economic backgrounds. Most of the students require some form of financial assistance during their enrollment. Through the Foundation, deserving students receive scholarships, tuition assistance and help to cover costs associated with textbooks and other educational materials.
An annual scholarship provides a yearly award to students who meet the criteria established by you and the College. The scholarship may be established as a one-time gift with the awards being made until the funds are diminished, or the donor may contribute the amount of the award every year. Designate your dollars for a particular scholarship fund or program or initiate your own scholarship compatible with your specific educational interests.
General Scholarships (one-time gift): $25,000 or less
Endowed Scholarships: $25,000 or more
DEPARTMENT AND PROGRAM FUNDS
The Foundation provides supplemental support to the College to meet financial needs not covered by state funding alone. These include professional development, technology and skills training, equipment and facility acquisitions, and enhancements to academic and workforce programs. This support is critical for SJR State to remain a current and vital resource to its students.
SJR State departments create Foundation-managed accounts that are used to raise donations for targeted needs and programs. A program fund provides the opportunity to develop outside funding and partnerships with companies and organizations. Some of the departments include:
Florida School of the Arts
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
Arts and Sciences
An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding. Endowment assets are invested, and each year a portion of the earnings is paid out for the purpose of the fund with the remainder being used to build the fund's market value. In this way, an endowment fund can grow and can provide support for its designated purpose in perpetuity. When you establish an endowment fund, you create a permanent legacy of support for SJR State.
Scholarship endowments enable you to create a scholarship in perpetuity. A minimum donation of $25,000.00 is required to establish an endowment within the SJR State Foundation. The principal is invested, and a portion of the return is used each year to support the scholarship. If there is any remainder, it is added back to the principal to promote growth and protect it against inflation.
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts Endowment
This is a unique opportunity to support the arts and show your dedication to the community by becoming a part of this once-in-a-lifetime cultural journey. Endowment proceeds will be used to bring national quality performances and art exhibits to the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts (THCA). These contributions of either money or property will be invested for the future of the THCA. This allows your donation to have a much greater impact over a longer period of time.
Founder - $10,000 and above Prominent recognition displayed in the named area and in the grand lobby
Benefactor - Gold $5,000; Silver $2,000 Your name showcased on the Wall of Honor
Patron - $500 "Name a seat" for yourself or a loved one
The primary mission of the SJR State Athletic Association is to raise the essential financial support necessary to build and maintain a competitive, first-class athletic program at St. Johns River State College. Our student-athletes are taught how to excel in the classroom and in the athletic arena while developing the teamwork and leadership skills necessary to succeed in life. Our students’ academic and athletic achievements reflect positively on not only our college, but our community as well.
Visit the SJR State Athletics Web site for more information at SJRvikings.com.
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts
Our annual members make it happen! Become a partner in shaping the arts. Your annual membership will be at work every day supporting the exciting programs at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. Visit the THCA Web site for more information at THcenter.org.