About Us

James Cook University is a leading tertiary institution located in Australia and the Asia Pacific. It is ranked among the best universities in the world and aims to create a brighter future for life in the tropics worldwide, though graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

James Cook University's America Foundation allows residents of the United States of America to make US tax deductible donations to the University. The Foundation is an IRS registered 501c3 organization.

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Student Hardship Fund

JCU Student Hardship Fund

Help students during extraordinary times of need.

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Indigenous Student Support

JCU Indigenous Student Support

Make change for individuals & their community.

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JCU Graduate Research

JCU Graduate Research

Enable innovation and discovery.

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JCU Turtle Health Research

JCU Turtle Health Research

Help protect endangered sea turtles.

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Orpheus Island Research Station

Orpheus Island Research Station

Support life-changing hands-on experiences.

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Support Another Area at JCU

Give to a cause you're passionate about.

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Contact Us

Please get in touch with us if you have any inquiries relating to the James Cook University in America Foundation or donating to James Cook University.

Email: JCUadvancement@jcu.edu.au

Address: 1350 Avenue of the Americas, Floor 2, Suite 266, New York, NY 10019

Board of Directors

The JCU in America Foundation is governed by a board of directors. They are:

  • Mr Laurence Tardiani, Chair
  • Mr Bryan Lip, Director
  • Mr Collin Snow, Director
  • Mr Ryan Szatkowski, Director
  • Ms Toni Lawrence, Secretary (Advancement Director, James Cook University)
  • Ms Barbara Wright, Treasurer (Manager Finance, James Cook University)