What is the “I ❤ JCU” campaign?

“I ❤ JCU” is a special initiative to encourage faculty and staff giving during the Forever Carroll Campaign. All gifts and pledges—no matter the size or designation—are counted toward the Forever Carroll Campaign’s $100 million goal.

Why is faculty and staff giving important?
Your gift, of any size, sends a positive message to prospective donors. It says that the John Carroll community is strong and vibrant and committed to the University. Faculty and staff gifts also influence gifts from corporations and foundations, which consider employee giving rates when determining their own support for John Carroll.

What is the goal for faculty and staff giving?
Our goal is to support the mission of the University and to increase participation in giving to John Carroll. Participation is truly our number one goal. Every gift will make a difference.

I gave to John Carroll before the launch of the “I ❤ JCU” initiative. Will my gift be counted toward the Forever Carroll Campaign?
Thank you for your gift! All gifts and pledges received from December 1, 2009, are counted toward the Forever Carroll Campaign. If you have not given a gift or pledge since June 1, 2013, we encourage you to renew your support now. Annual gifts from faculty and staff members are of great importance to the overall success of the campaign.

I gave to John Carroll before the launch of the “I ❤ JCU” initiative. Will I get one of those nifty donor gifts?
Thank you for your gift! Unfortunately, the donor gifts are exclusively for new gifts and pledges made during the 2014 fiscal year (June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014).

If you have made a qualifying gift or pledge since June 1, 2013 you will be contacted soon to choose your donor gift. Donor gifts for all contributions made before October 31, 2013 will be delivered on-campus in November.

If you have not given a gift or pledge since June 1, 2013, we encourage you to renew your support now. Annual gifts from faculty and staff members are of great importance to the overall success of the campaign.

I made a pledge/gave a contribution – when do I get my donor gift?
Donor gifts are distributed the first week of the month after a gift or pledge was made. So donors with a gift/pledge in October will get their donor gift during the first week of November. Donor gifts are delivered to on-campus offices and mailboxes. If you didn’t get your donor gift, please call Kate Davis, Director of Annual Giving, at x4323.

Can I set up a recurring or sustaining gift?
Absolutely! In fact, most faculty and staff donors give this way. You can have your gift deducted directly from your paycheck by filling out a payroll deduction form here. Or, you can set up a recurring gift on your credit card – learn more and sign up here.

Can I give to a specific department or fund?
Yes. To designate your gift, list the name of the department or fund that you would like to support in the “other” line on your pledge form.

Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, your gift is fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Payroll deduction gifts and pledges are deducted on an after-tax basis. You can claim the tax deduction when you file your taxes annually.

I want to know more about funding an endowment, named scholarship, or life-income gift, or information about setting up a planned gift. Who do I call?
Please contact the Office of Development 216.397.4339 and we will be glad to discuss the possibilities.