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Thank You, Donors!


A single gift can make a big difference

Your gift to James Madison can make a difference in the lives of students. View video

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The Madison Project, one of JMU's finest a cappella groups, sings thanks to JMU's gracious donors. View video.

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It's more than a building - watch three students thank Forbes Center donors for their support of the arts at JMU. View video.

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Assistant Dean of the College of Education Maggie Kyger discusses the importance of private giving. View video.

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Daniel Morgan ('10) turned a class assignment into a project that changed lives in Uganda. View video.

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Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts George Sparks shares his thanks to donors. View video.

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Click here to view the 2010 Stewardship Luncheon (formerly the Scholarship & Endowment Luncheon).

Student Thank You Letter Writing Sessions

Sessions have been set up for the following dates:

Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm, Transitions Room in Warren Campus Center

Monday, October 22, from 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, Transitions Room in Warren Campus Center

Tuesday, October 23, from 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Festival Highlands Room

What to expect...

Scholarship students will be provided with a brief history of the scholarship and the writing materials necessary to write a short note to the donor or manager of that scholarship. In the case where multiple donors are identified, Donor Relations will photocopy your note so that courtesy copies may also be sent out. In your note you should include some of the following information: your name, the date, which scholarship you received, where you are from, class year, what you are studying, why the scholarship is meaningful to you and any special projects or activities that you are working on or are involved with. Many donors themselves are alumni and are anxious to stay connected with current students who have benefitted from their generosity.

Please make arrangements to attend for about 15 minutes during one session. It will only take you a few minutes during one of these time slots to pop in, write a note and grab some light snacks, but it will make an impact on those who support your educational success at JMU. Students will be coming and going so do not feel you must attend for the entire time period, just long enough to write your note.

*If you cannot make any one of these time slots, you will need to stop by our office at 220 University Blvd. Suite 3100 (across from O'Neill's Grill and Bruster's Ice Cream) and complete your Thank You Note or make special arrangements. Please have your note complete by Tuesday, November 1st at noon.