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Jamaican Howard University Affinity Network (JHUAN) Giving

The Jamaican Howard University Affinity Network (JHUAN) was formed through the collaboration of Ambassador Audrey Marks, Jamaica Ambassador to the United States, and Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, President of Howard University.  Ambassador Marks with President Frederick's co-sponsorship, asked that an organization be formed to provide greater support to Jamaican students at Howard University and they charged a Jamaican and Howard University graduate, Don Christian to serve as the founding Chairman.  Ambassador Marks and President Frederick established the key mandates of the organization as follows:

  • Identify ways to give back to Howard University;
  • Serve as mentors to Jamaican students enrolled at Howard University;
  • Assist students financially through the establishment of a fund at Howard University. 

JHUAN was formally launched in the summer of 2018 with the formation of an Executive Committee charged with fulfilling the mandate of the organization.  Howard University and the Jamaican community have had a long-standing relationship for more than 100 years, and Howard has been the university of choice for hundreds of Jamaican nationals who have either remained to work in the United States; returned to the island, and have done extremely well professionally; or have made their mark in other areas, globally. With rising costs of a college education and ever declining resources available to college-bound children and their families, JHUAN is bound by the principle that it will provide students with the opportunity, where possible, to complete their studies with the hope that they too will give back to others in the years to come.


For credit cards with non-US billing addresses, please select “NA” for the state field. To process your gift over the phone, please contact Rita Harrison at 202-238-2352.



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