BJU Together :: Bob Jones University Alumni and Friends
Striving together. Stronger together. BJU Together.

Only together can we make the difference.

Today's students will be tomorrow's leaders. You are a vital part of our mission. Our new annual fund, the BJU Together Annual Fund, is our commitment to provide needed scholarships for students and for BJU to continue our strong foundation of academic and spiritual excellence. As laborers together with us, your gift is what makes that mission possible and we ask for your help. With your help, we can continue to provide outstanding Christian education for each new generation.


Your Participation Matters to Us

Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked BJU as the #2 Best Value Regional University in the South. Our rankings depend on how many alumni give back and your gift will help us rank even higher next year. It's not about the size of the gift, it's about the number of alumni who are willing to participate.

Why Annual Giving?

The strength of any academic institution is built on the growth of its enrollment. Achieving our goals will always depend on students' financial ability to remain enrolled at BJU. We also believe it is necessary to enhance the student learning experience to provide the excellent training that BJU grads have come to expect. Your annual giving makes that possible.

Help BJU Grow Farther

As we look toward the future, we have identified five high-impact areas that BJU needs to hit in order to grow. These include new programs we would like to start, better graduate readiness for future jobs, increased staff for international enculturation, and more teams working to recruit new students. While Annual Fund Giving is the priority, these new initiatives will position the BJU of the future as the premier Christian training institution.


7 out of every 10 students need financial assistance to afford their college education. Your annual giving helps to ensure that our students who desire to attend BJU will be able to afford a Christian education and go out into the world as leaders for Christ.

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Greatest Need

It is our mission to educate the whole person by equipping our students not only for a career but more importantly for a life of faith. By giving toward BJU’s greatest need you help us invest further in a strong foundation of academic and spiritual excellence.

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Current Results

With an increase in participation from our alumni and friends we are coming closer to reaching our goals, but we're not there yet. Will you consider helping us reach our donor goals?

4.5% out of our goal of 7.3%
% Alumni Giving
2081 out of our goal of 3300
"Alumni and Friends" Donors

Watch the Stories of Our Alumni Who Are Making a Difference


Alumnus Stands in the Gap for Bahamas Disaster Relief

When disaster struck in the northwestern Bahamas, Philip Karnes flew into the disaster-affected area to deliver 8,000 pounds of necessary supplies.

Becoming "Uncle Charlie"

There were two things everyone who knew Charlie VanderMeer knew without question: “he loved kids and he loved Jesus.” Throughout his life, he found a way to combine both loves into a ministry in which he poured his heart and soul.

God’s Providence on Display

When they met during college at Bob Jones University, Travis and Emily never expected their journey would lead them to the NICU.

A Lifetime of Ministry

"The only thing I ever wanted to be was a nurse. I nursed my brothers and sisters and even the pet goats. My mother made me a uniform just like the African nurses and I was able to stand on a stool and observe my father do surgery on leprosy patients."

Serving God at Sea

“It’s not natural to be sealed inside a steel tube and submerge yourself! It takes faith in God and the engineers,” he laughs. Initially, Nathanael considered declining the offer, but these opportunities were, after all, why he was here.

Music, Math, and Faith

It’s not often that you meet someone who excels in both numbers and the arts. But for Jeff, there’s never been a question that both music and math would play integral roles in his service to the Lord.

A Lifelong Passion for Camp Ministry

Nestled in the breathtaking mountains of Utah, Camp Utibaca was Caleb’s home away from home, and many of the most important moments of his life took place on the campgrounds.

Clinging to Faith in the Face of Adversity

God is all-powerful and when he has a child in the midst of a trial, he is always there. We just have to see him through faith.

From Washington to Washington

“We wanted a working retirement, something like a small farm where I grew up.” But here on the northernmost tip of Washington state, Dan and his wife Janet began dreaming, and that dreaming turned into bigger plans.

Called to Public Service

When Cherith Norman Chalet steps into the storied halls of the United Nations building, she knows that she is doing work that will make a difference at home and in countries around the world.

Recent Graduate's Success in the Accounting Industry

Alumni stories and success are something to be shared. Read how this recent graduate is excelling in the accounting industry.

Last Father's Day

What he has given us is a personal perspective of how a man with a living faith anticipates dying. While the temporal becomes very impractical, the eternal is always pertinent.

Declaring the Glory of God with Astronomy

I have a calling to do this. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated with astronomy.

Forming Beauty from the Clay

Yet that’s exactly what she found herself doing in Oxford, England, in September of 2013.

Perspective — Seeing the world through little eyes

He’s standing only three or four feet from the ground, looking up at tall buildings that “scrape the sky.

Animal Keeper, Trainer and Art Instructor

As a zookeeper at the Creation Museum’s petting zoo, she is responsible for 20 or so animals.

Internship Sparks New Goal — Fighting Illiteracy

Set a goal, develop a plan and then go for it. That has been Kristen’s philosophy for most of her life.

Will you prayerfully consider giving to BJU?

When you give, your financial gift will help students, faculty, facilities and enhance learning.

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Current Results
4.5% of our goal to have
2081 of our goal to have
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