Established in 2018, Bethune-Cookman Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation developed to enhance the academic vision and priorities of B-CU through its organized fundraising activities and funds management.

Bethune-Cookman Foundation, Inc. seeks to maximize the impact of contributions and has launched a multi-year fundraising campaign with the theme: Shifting Towards a New Foundation.

The goal of the campaign is to strengthen the University endowment and close the financial gap for students by June 30, 2020. Your gifts will support University initiatives through student scholarships, faculty endowments, and capital projects.

Generous support from alumni and friends like you allows us to continue our excellent programs and offer transformative experiences to our students. We are pleased to count you among our friends at B-CU.

With your help we can:

  • Help to solve the pressing issues of our times

  • Launch innovative and creative problem solving

  • Promote transdisciplinary collaboration

  • Enhance the student experience

  • Amplify the work and research of our faculty


Every gift matters — whether you give $5, $500, or $500,000! When combined, your gifts make an enormous difference for the University. Here are additional simple ways that you can continue to sustain the legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune:

Donations Online

You can make your gift online at any time using our secure online donation form, or text service and a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). The information you provide is encrypted to protect your privacy. Click here OR text the word WILDCATS to phone number 41444.

Donations by Phone

If you would prefer to make your contribution by phone, please call Institutional Advancement at (386) 481-2954 or (386) 481-2972 between 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday.

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT)

Automate your gift to B-CU by opting in to a monthly transfer from your checking or savings account. You choose the amount, dates and duration of the deductions!

Donations by Mail

Checks can be mailed to the following address:

ATTN: Institutional Advancement

Bethune-Cookman University

640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL 32119