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Gifts can be made via the following methods:
Check/Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
These can be mailed with a completed gift card to our mailing address:
James Madison University
220 University Blvd MSC 3603
Advancement Gifts & Records
For Non-Postal Service shipping and hand delivery, please use our physical location address of:
Advancement Gifts and Records
220 University Blvd, Ste 1100
Outside of normal office hours (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday), there is a secure drop-box attached to the wall by the main entrance that may be used.
May be submitted 24/7 on our secure giving website or by calling (540) 568-2821 during office hours.
Employee Payroll Deduction.
Complete a payroll deduction form and mail to MSC 3603.
Gifts in Kind typically involve tangible personal property which may include such things as art, books, and equipment. For further details on making a donation of this type please vist the JMU Foundation Giving Opportunities site.
An alternative to cash is a gift of appreciated securities, which can offer donors greater tax-wise advantages than gifts of cash or other resources. For further details on making a donation of this type please vist the JMU Foundation Giving Opportunities site.
Contact our Planned Giving Office about including JMU in your estate plan or to find out about other creative planned giving options.
Organizations match donations and volunteer hours. After a donation has been made (or the volunteer hours have been completed) the donor/volunteer obtains their employer’s matching gift form and submits it to The Office of Matching Gifts at:
James Madison University 220 University Blvd, MSC 3603 The Office of Matching Gifts Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0002
If your employer uses an online system, you need to email a copy of your confirmation notice to email@example.com so that it can be verified by JMU.
When JMU receives the matching donation we send an acknowledgement card to the donor.
If you have any questions regarding matching gifts or if you need a form, please contact The Office of Matching Gifts by telephone on (540) 568-2853 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Matching Gifts FAQ page.
Please mail your check/EFT instructions along with a completed gift card to:
James Madison University 220 University Blvd, MSC 3603 Advancement Gifts & Records Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0002
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The Constituent database consists of alumni, parents, friends, corporations, foundations and donors. Biographical information such as name, address, phone, career, and family relationship data is maintained on all alumni of JMU. Donor information such as gift date, amount, and purpose is maintained on all gifts received for the JMU Foundation for the purpose of record keeping and receipting.