An Unheeded Warning That Led to a New Passion
Julianne Francisco is grateful she ignored advice to avoid ruining her GPA by taking her information systems course too early. She quickly discovered she’d found her professional passion.
Known for its academically minded and internationally experienced student body, its world-class teaching, and its beautiful mountain location, Brigham Young University seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and serving others throughout their lives.
Established in 1875, the university provides an outstanding education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU is also recognized for its extensive language programs, talented performing arts ensembles, and outstanding sports programs.
From the beginning of his service, President Kevin J Worthen has focused the BYU community, including donors, on the university’s mission. Recently he summarized the outcomes of the mission in two words—inspiring learning—and the phrase is giving momentum to a university-wide effort to lift students. Scholarships, mentorships, internships, experiences abroad, and other learning opportunities that inspire students are made possible by alumni and friends like you.
Wherever your desire to help leads—to a specific college, center, or department or to deserving students—you can be a part of inspiring learning. In 2018, LDS Philanthropies is working with donors to build a multimillion dollar endowment in support of a broad range of inspiring learning efforts. Every donation will help.
The scholarships, buildings, and programs that donors help fund benefit thousands of students and—through them—the world. BYU is grateful for the generosity and trust that donations signify.