JMU students are breathing life into ideas for a
stronger, better, smarter, brighter future.
And they need your help.
Be the Change where you want to see the change by giving to JMU. Your passions and talents are reflected everywhere on campus. Be it disaster relief, medical research, environmental stewardship, arts and culture or more, Madison students and professors are working together in these areas to create a brighter future.
Below are just a few of the great JMU stories of how Madison students and professors are working together to change the world for the better. You can help them with your gift today to the area of the university that matters most to you.
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Donors helped Josh Kelaher (’11) Be the Change. In 2011 when Josh received an opportunity to thank donors like you, here's what he had to say...View video
Forget a stalled economy. JMU students are learning to develop their own entrepreneurial enterprises, and their fledgling businesses are flourishing...Read more
It is hardly a matter for debate: Illiteracy dooms people to failure while literacy breeds success. Too often, students from low socio-economic backgrounds are most at-risk for illiteracy. How can educators help students to beat the odds? One JMU grad student, a professor and an elementary school faculty decided to find a solution that worked...Read more
As curator for JMU's newest art collection, Josh Smead ('12) had a big idea. To pull it off, he turned to a physics major and an engineering major...Read more
As rising oil prices bedevil consumers, JMU students and professors are working on a number of programs to increase energy efficiency and conservation...Read more
While participating in JMU's Kenya Field School, JMU students found a way to introduce affordable and easy access to solar energy in rural homes...Read more
Landmine survivor and JMU professor Kenneth Rutherford knows all too well the damage landmines cause. He has dedicated his life to changing the reality of war...Read more
The plight of homeless children often goes unnoticed by the community around them — but not in JMU's neighborhood thanks to these Madison programs...Read more
In this innovative JMU program, students gain experience working with children with disabilities and provides a vital service to parents whose children do not have access to many sports programs...Read more
Local communities get help from JMU students on a host of projects from economic development to water infrastructure improvement as public policy and administration professors and students mix hands-on learning and service...Read more
Dawn Evans ('11) battled basketball opponents and kidney disease as a JMU student. The record-setting alumna was recently signed by the Connecticut Sun...Catch up with Dawn
Amanda “Mandy” Matherly Stowe ('10) was a few months from graduation when her father was killed in a tragic accident. Thanks to Madison For Keeps donors, she was able to complete her degree and is now pursuing her passions in Danville, Va.