Today at Edward Waters College, we are committed to innovation and are taking steps to be bold and audacious towards becoming a “best in class” institution of higher learning on the cutting edge for the future.  The purpose of the annual giving campaign is to seek philanthropic support from faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. This critical support allows the college to increase academic excellence and student achievement.

“Our future posterity will not be determined by the prominent historicity of our past but by the contemporaneous relevance of our today and our audacity to innovate in preparation for our tomorrow”
– A. Zachary Faison, Jr., CEO and President of Edward Waters College.

What is Level Up?

This year, we are leading with a message that is easy to understand, with “Level Up”. We are asking alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends to make help us take the College to the next level and make a gift to Edward Waters. Private gifts are used to advance the mission, fund the College’s priorities, and ensures the College attracts and educates leaders who will have a positive impact on society.

What does your gift support? Emerging Eminence

  • Level Up at EWC is: Fostering an environment leading to the development of a scholarly and highly reputable academic institutional niche for the College.
  • Level Up at EWC is: An insistence and dogged focus on academic excellence and student achievement quantified by demonstrably successful outcomes for students as evidenced through not only graduation of students but post graduate success (gainful employment and graduate and professional school).

Make an online gift today, or contact us to discuss how to give and discover how you can make an impact by helping others take part in the Edward Waters experience.

Annual Giving

The Annual Fund provides flexible support so that EWC can launch new initiatives, advance strategic priorities and help meet immediate needs. Make an online gifttoday. If you would like a staff member to assist you with making a gift, please contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at 904-470-8253.

Cash/Check

If you would like to make a gift by cash or check, please print out this formand enclose with your gift. Checks should be made payable to Edward Waters College and mailed to:

Office of Institutional Advancement

The Susie E. Tolbert House
1665 Pearce Street

Jacksonville, FL 32209

Major Gifts

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, an endowment, or providing a multi-year commitment to the College, please contact Dr. DeShanna Brown at (470) 470-8251, to learn more about leaving a lasting impact at Edward Waters College.

Planned Giving

Planned giving involves deferred commitments such as gifts of real estate, bequests, life insurance, retirement assets, and trusts. For more information, please contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Development, Marketing & Communications, Dr. DeShanna Brown at (904) 470-8251.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Edward Waters College maintains ongoing funding and programmatic relationships with numerous local and national corporations and foundations. We strive to build long-term, dynamic and productive relationships with these partnersthat foster and support student scholarship, faculty development and innovative research.  For more information, contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at (904) 470-8253.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your employer’s Human Resources Department.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it to the Division of Institutional Advancement completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Make an online gift today, or contact us to discuss how to give and discover how you can make an impact by helping others take part in the Edward Waters experience.

Annual Giving

The Annual Fund provides flexible support so that EWC can launch new initiatives, advance strategic priorities and help meet immediate needs. Make an online gifttoday. If you would like a staff member to assist you with making a gift, please contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at 904-470-8253.

Cash/Check

If you would like to make a gift by cash or check, please print out this formand enclose with your gift. Checks should be made payable to Edward Waters College and mailed to:

Office of Institutional Advancement

The Susie E. Tolbert House
1665 Pearce Street

Jacksonville, FL 32209

Major Gifts

If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, an endowment, or providing a multi-year commitment to the College, please contact Dr. DeShanna Brown at (470) 470-8251, to learn more about leaving a lasting impact at Edward Waters College.

Planned Giving

Planned giving involves deferred commitments such as gifts of real estate, bequests, life insurance, retirement assets, and trusts. For more information, please contact the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Development, Marketing & Communications, Dr. DeShanna Brown at (904) 470-8251.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Edward Waters College maintains ongoing funding and programmatic relationships with numerous local and national corporations and foundations. We strive to build long-term, dynamic and productive relationships with these partnersthat foster and support student scholarship, faculty development and innovative research.  For more information, contact the Division of Institutional Advancement at (904) 470-8253.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please contact your employer’s Human Resources Department.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it to the Division of Institutional Advancement completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.