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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


The on-campus sessions have now passed! If you have not yet written your thank you note to your donor, you have the following options:

Stop by our office in person. We have a letter writing station set up. Donor biography books are available for researching your scholarship. Letter writing materials are available for your use. Please write your letter and address the envelope to the donor. We will log it in, make courtesy copies, stamp and mail the letters. OR,

Drop your letter in campus mail to us. Use the phrase MSC 3604 to send for free through inner-office mail. OR,

E-mail us. If you don't have transportation to our office, you may email us your letter. We will print it into a note card and mail it to your donor.

In your note you should include the following information: your name, which scholarship you received, where you are from, class year, what you are studying, why the scholarship is meaningful to you and special projects or activities that you are working on, or involved with. Many donors themselves are alumni and are anxious to stay connected with current students who have benefited from their generosity.

Our office is at 220 University Blvd. Suite 3100 (across from O'Neills Grill and Bruster's Ice Cream). During Summer hours, please come between Monday - Thursday, 9-12 noon or 2-4:00 pm so that the office will be staffed. Parking is available. If you have a permit don't park in a Guest slot, park anywhere else. If you don't have a permit, please park in one of the Guest slots.

*Thank You notes may be shared by University Advancement for the purpose of acknowledging gifts in support of JMU. Also, this information may be used in communications materials (i.e., annual publications, newsletters, the website) for the purpose of highlighting the impact of private support. Forms will be available  if students wish to opt out of sharing their letters.