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Giving Opportunities

Your support of the mission of King University is vital as we move forward into the next season of history. Your gifts are essential in funding the university and supporting students as they pursue their goal of gaining a solid career focused Christian education.

Annual Fund for Scholarships and Programs

This is an unrestricted fund that allows for you to support the school and address those areas of greatest need. You will be supporting student scholarships, academic programs, and touching all aspects of the university.

President’s Leadership Circle

We appreciate all donors to the university. The President of the University seeks to acknowledge those who give regularly to the school and make gifts that give significant impact to the university throughout the donors’ lives.

Members of the President’s Leadership Circle meet one of two criteria for giving:

  • Annual Members give $1,000 annually or $84 per month.
  • Life Members have given $25,000 or more in their lifetime.

Would you like to learn about how you can become a member of the President’s Leadership Circle? Contact the Development Department by emailing [email protected] or by calling (800) 621-5464.


You can directly support student’s efforts to pursue their dream of complete a King University degree by supporting the scholarship programs.

Named Endowed Scholarships

You can endow a scholarship fund in your name or the name of a loved one or friend by committing to a gift of $25,000 or $5,000 per year for 5 years. This named scholarship fund will support one or more student(s) that meet specific criteria agreed upon by you and the university. The endowment will create a perpetual funding source that will benefit students for generations to come.

General Scholarships Endowment Fund

You can support the General Scholarships Endowment fund with any size gift. Your gift will be combined with other donors to the endowment which will provide direct support for the academic scholarship program at King University.

Named Annual Scholarships

You can create a named annual scholarship that will benefit a student annually. By committing to a gift of $1,200 per year, you may establish it in your name or honor a loved one or friend. This scholarship will be awarded each fall to directly support a student who meets the scholarship criteria.

James King Society

Named for the pastor who was the original benefactor of the school, the James King Society honors those who believe in the mission of the University and seek to make long-term provision for the future and see the mission of King University fulfilled. When you make a planned gift arrangement to King through your will or living trust, charitable gift annuity, charitable trust or other charitable gift arrangement, you become a member of the James King Society. To learn more about all the ways you can make a deferred charitable gift to King, please visit our Gift Planning page.

Capital Needs and Improvements

King University supports a physical plant of 21 buildings on 135 acres in Bristol, Tennessee.  Also, King University operates additional campuses in Kingsport and Knoxville, Tennessee.  All facilities require upkeep, renovation, and reimagining across the university.  You can support the master vision for the physical campus, its upkeep, and supporting the dream of tomorrow based on the goal of fulfilling the vision for the university. 

  • Support the Bristol Campus
  • Support the Kingsport and Knoxville campuses
  • Make Tomorrow a Reality – ask about our capital building plans

Academic Programs

You can make a difference in the student experience in our academic programs by supporting the capital needs and plans for the university.  You can give to support the college and schools, individual academic programs, and departmental needs.

College and Schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business, Economics, and Technology
  • School of Education
  • School of Health and Professional Sciences
  • School of Nursing


The King University Tornado storms into the arena and dominates the competition. You can support the efforts of our student athletes. With more than 25 varsity athletic sports programs that compete across the US, King University is excited about offering innovative, competitive experiences for students to develop as students and as competitors.

  • Tornado Athletic Club = giving to the TAC supports all athletic teams and the students
  • Support an individual sport
  • Sponsorship = you and your business can support the Tornado by purchasing a yearly sponsorship and receive prime advertising opportunities across the King University Athletics competition arenas and media guides.

Final Exam Care Packages

Friends of the Arts at King (FOTAK)

The Arts at King are a special way to support students in their studies, performances, and artistic creation.  You can support the music or theatre program through a variety of giving options including the Exam Care Package Program. 

Each year FOTAK sells exam care packages as a fundraiser for the arts program at King University.

  • Designated = you can give an exam care package to a specific student
  • Undesignated = you can give an exam care package to a deserving student who will not receive a designated package

Contact Us

Contact the Advancement Office at 423.652.4864 or [email protected] for assistance with your gift, or connect with a representative directly: