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Corporate and Foundation Giving

Representatives from the R. R. Donnelley Company presenting a donation to JMU President Linwood Rose. (CFG) works to generate financial support for James Madison University priorities by promoting mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations, foundations and other philanthropic organizations. Partner organizations provide the University financial and programmatic assistance for student and faculty research, curriculum development initiatives, financial aid, student life and community outreach programs.  These same partner organizations benefit from this relationship by recruiting our graduates to join their work forces.  The collaboration between foundations and JMU enriches the university and brings to life the goals and objectives of the philanthropic foundation.  Foundations and Corporations are valued partners in assisting the University to accomplish its mission of "preparing students to be educated and enlightened, meaningful citizens who will lead productive lives."

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen '78 and DeeDee '78 Leeolou and Dr. Rose at groundbreaking for the Leeolou Alumni Center. To create effective partnerships with key companies and foundations, the CFG staff work alongside schools, academic centers and research units across the campus.  The CFG office oversees and coordinates activities with University-level corporations and foundations and identifies sources of corporate or foundation support. CFG provides research assistance and resources as well as strategic guidance. We also provide support for proposal writing and assistance with stewardship reports. The Corporate and Foundation Relations office works closely with the University's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) ( in identifying potential funders and in maximizing the effectiveness of programs and research projects brought to JMU via restricted funds.

For additional information regarding how you can develop a mutually beneficial relationship with James Madison University, please contact:

Jeff Gilligan, Senior Director

Major, Corporate & Foundation Giving

Leeolou Center, Room 3109

Harrisonburg, VA  22807