Your Gift. Their Education. Our Health.

It's all connected. Your gift to Jefferson College of Health Sciences supports our students in their goal to improve the health of the communities they serve. Discover how you can create a more educated and healthy community for us all.

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Giving to Jefferson
Giving Opportunities
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With more than 90% of Jefferson College of Health Sciences graduates employed within three months of graduation (according to the results of our alumni survey), a Jefferson education is a proven and tested path to employment. However, as a private not-for-profit institution, Jefferson College's tuition charges sometimes remain out of reach for students.

Through scholarships, you can make the possibility of a Jefferson education a reality. Scholarships may be tailored to fit your particular interest to include scholarships for a particular program of student, for academic merit, financial need, or other reasonable qualifications you wish to establish.

Donors may also contribute to the many existing scholarships at Jefferson College often providing greater student financial support.

The Jefferson Forward Fund

As Jefferson College of Health Sciences' undesignated fund, The Jefferson Forward Fund is designed to support students, faculty, infrastructure, and to promote the overall advancement of Jefferson College of Health Sciences, The Jefferson Forward Fund allows the College maximum flexibility to address the evolving needs of the many professions in healthcare. Give now to support The Jefferson Forward Fund.

Naming Opportunities

Located in beautiful downtown Roanoke, Va., Jefferson College of Health Sciences provides a real-world learning environment for our students due in large part to its location inside Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital. With labs, classrooms, offices, and additional space located across the hospital utilized by Jefferson, numerous naming opportunities exist to honor your company, organization, family, or loved ones.

Program Support

Opportunities exist for the creation of named funds to support the College's Departments or individual programs. With 22 programs, Jefferson is hard at work ensuring the most highly skilled graduates enter the workforce to fill the ever changing needs of the healthcare industry. Additional support is needed from you, our community, to ensure Jefferson College is able to provide the most up-to-date equipment and technology for our students utilizing the newest teaching techniques.

Pledge Your Gift

Pledge your support of Jefferson College of Health Sciences and defer your first payment until a later date.

Planned Gifts

Plan for future gifts with bequests, gifts of life insurance and retirement plans, life income gifts, and other donations made through your estate.

Additional Gift Options

Additional gift options include stocks/bonds, gifts of real estate, or personal property.

Matching Gifts

Did you know your employer could double or even triple your donation in support of Jefferson College of Health Sciences? As a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, your employer could match your contribution to Jefferson College as a part of their matching gift program. Contact your employer to see if they have a matching gift program and please include your matching gift paperwork (if applicable) with your donation.

Alumni Giving

As an alumnus or alumna of Jefferson College of Health Sciences, you value the hands-on education you received, caring faculty and staff you interacted with, and a lifetime of memories you made on campus. Help to strengthen your degree and your alma mater, support Jefferson College of Health Sciences today.

Employee Giving: Jefferson College "Ticket to Tomorrow"

We know that it is our mission to prepare, within a scholarly environment, ethical, knowledgeable, competent, and caring healthcare professionals. But not only do we  know the mission, we live it each and every day through our actions, words, and deeds. It is our extraordinary commitment and heroic efforts that make a lasting impact on our students.

For many of those students, you— their faculty and staff members—quickly become heroes by helping them achieve their dream of a brighter future through education.

Student Giving

No one knows better than you just how special Jefferson College of Health Sciences is. No one who has not sat through anatomy and physiology know the rigors of the course or the joy of completion. No one who has not been through their first clinical experience will know how exciting and nerve-wracking it can be.

No one, but a Jefferson College of Health Sciences student fully understands the transformational nature of this place. Many in our community and across the region do understand the importance of the College and its graduates on our shared future, and that is why they become donors to support Jefferson College. Now, it’s your move.

How to Give
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Jefferson College of Health Sciences is grateful for all your donations, big and small. Here’s what you need to know about making a donation:

Immediate Online Donations:

Make your secure online donation at

Mail all donation submission forms and direct all questions to:

Erik W. Williams, Director of Development
Jefferson College of Health Sciences
Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital
101 Elm Avenue, SE, Roanoke, VA, 24031 540.224.4644

The Education Foundation
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As the independent, charitable 501(c)(3) arm of Jefferson College of Health Sciences, the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation serves to support the faculty, staff, and students of Jefferson College through scholarships and other funding made available by donors.

Charitable donations to Jefferson College of Health Sciences are held by the Education Foundation. Donations to Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

For additional information on the tax benefits of a charitable gift to Jefferson College, contact your financial planner/advisor or contact Erik Williams, Director of Development at 540.224.4644 or

Board of Directors
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Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation Board of Directors

  • Mr. Stephen A. Musselwhite - Musselwhite & Associates  ​
  • Ms. Ellen Wade - Community Volunteer ​
    Vice President  
  • Mr. Joseph B. Wright - Reimbursement Tax Director, Carilion Clinic   ​
  • Mr. G. Robert Vaughan, Jr.  - Vice President, Finance & Treasury, Carilion Clinic
  • Ms. Jeanne Armentrout - Executive Vice President, Carilion Clinic
  • Dr. David M. Gring -  President, Roanoke College (ret.)
  • Ms. Brenda Hale, R.N. - President, NAACP Roanoke Chapter
  • Mr. Keith F. Helmer - Chief Operating Officer, Medical Facilities of America
  • Dr. Maxine M. Lee - Anesthesiologist, Carilion Clinic
  • Mr. William R. Reid - Retired, Administrator and President of Community Hospital of Roanoke Valley; Community Volunteer  
  • Ms. Joy Sylvester-Johnson - Chief Executive Officer, The Rescue Mission
  • The Honorable Judge Philip Trompeter - Roanoke County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (ret.)
  • Mr. Gary D. Walton  - General Manager, The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center (ret.)
  • Ms. Lori R. Viar '1999  - Regional Director of Operations, Sabre Health
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