Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives

Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives


NJCU’s vision is to ensure its place as an outstanding state and regional institution, educating the leaders of today and tomorrow, and advancing the well-being of the people of New Jersey through the creation and dissemination of knowledge. With a clear vision, NJCU has embarked upon a historic period of growth with tremendous resolve.

Advancing Knowledge, Transforming Lives: The Campaign for NJCU is a historic $60 Million Campaign to propel the University forward through a renewed commitment to our students, a continued promise to our community and our state, and a shared responsibility to the world.

This campaign for NJCU will...

  • Prepare our students for a lifetime of learning and a meaningful future upon graduation.
  • Enable our faculty to remain experts in their fields as they continue to inspire our students.
  • Build Academic Programs that equip our students for careers of the next century.
  • Enhance and Create NJCU facilities where future generations of NJCU students will learn, live, and thrive.

We recognize the tremendous power in every gift and within everyone who supports this cause. With the entire NJCU community working together, we know we can reach our goal. This will only be possible if each of us takes action, shows support, and makes a contribution. Your gift truly makes a difference.


Neighbored by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, NJCU echoes the experiences of these historical sites. An NJCU education is a transformational experience that serves as the gateway to students’ success.

Beyond the NJCU campus, Jersey City is also undergoing a renaissance. The Jersey City economy is on the rise and the city is on the brink of becoming the largest in the state by 2020. With unparalleled access to New York City and an outstanding transportation system, Jersey City has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. The renewal of the Harborside district by Wall Street firms, the revitalization of Journal Square, and the expansion of Port Newark as one of the world’s logistics epicenters position Jersey City for tremendous growth.

NJCU’s students are eager to achieve. The University has the opportunity to help tens of thousands of eager first-generation college students to transform their lives and communities. It is NJCU’s mission and responsibility to provide these students with the skills, resources, and knowledge base to succeed. 

In similar fashion, a successful campaign depends on the NJCU community to embrace this vision and support it with their time, talents, and financial resources. Support that grows the University’s endowment is critical, in addition to unrestricted gifts which allow the University to capitalize on opportunities as they present themselves.

The campaign invites NJCU alumni, friends, and partners in industry to become leaders in this ambitious effort to continue the growth and impact of NJCU to empower individuals and transform lives. NJCU needs your support to realize these important goals. Your philanthropic support will help us in unprecedented and significant ways.

Enhancing Student Success

$10 million

Building a Dynamic School of Business

$15 million

Investing in Health & Sciences

$30 million

Elevating the Arts

$5 million


$60 million

Now is the time for every member of the NJCU Community to join together for the future of this institution.

At NJCU we stand together for something greater. We are committed to transforming lives for the spirit that CONNECTS US. For the belief in a better NJCU that DRIVES US. For the commitment to our values that COMPELS US TO DO MORE. Through knowledge in the classroom to experiential learning in the community and the world and the commitment to advancing excellence.