Why Give to the Employee Giving Campaign?
Employee Giving By the Numbers
If 114 JMU employees gave $1.00 per pay period ($24) per year, that would cover the cost of books and supplies for one student.
If 80 JMU employees gave $4.17 per pay period ($100 per year), one deserving student could attend a year at Madison without having to worry about room and board.
If 17 JMU employees gave $20.84 per pay period ($500 per year), that would cover annual tuition and fees for one in-state student.
Our Employee Giving Campaign goal this year is 35 percent. We need your help to reach our goal!
And the most important number of all? One. It only takes one person to make a difference. You're the vital piece. Please make your gift by March 1.
Ways You Can Make a Difference
Support JMU Programs
Help purchase books and educational materials for JMU Libraries, support the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum in providing educational demonstrations and conducting research, support the General Education Program or division of Student Affairs.
Provide Student Scholarships
Establish and award scholarships deserving students. Scholarships exist for: children of JMU faculty and staff, JMU Athletes, exceptional incoming Freshmen, family members of Administration and Finance employees, and high-achieving students majoring in Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, History, Journalism, SMAD, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, or Dance. More scholarships may be added in the future.
Give Assistance to Students and Faculty
Support students and faculty within the College of Arts and Letters and College of Business, College of Education, College of Outreach Programs, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, and College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Improve Colleges and Programs
Fill the gap in underfunded areas within the Health Communication Institute, Television Production Center, Institute of Technical and Scientific Communication, School of Communication Studies, English Department, History Department, Journalism, School of Media Arts and Design, Political Science Department, Biology Department, School of Art and Art History, School of Music, and School of Theater and Dance.
Support Research and Visiting Scholars
Award funds for faculty to conduct summer research in English, Foreign Language & Literatures, History, or Philosophy & Religion, provide funds for travel expenses and/or honoraria for visiting scientists to the Biology Department, award research scholarships to students in Biology, Chemistry or Geology, and provide travel expenses for professors or students to present seminars or research in Chemistry.
Become a Patron of the Arts
Support performances in the Forbes Center, provide for expenses related to the Kennedy Center Concerts, sponsor exhibitions and visiting arts' expenses at the New Image Gallery, and provide for visiting artists and scholars, faculty and staff professional development, new technology and improvements within the Department of Art & Art History.
All of the Above
Don't See What You Would Like to Support?
Consider establishing a new scholarship, endowed professorship, endowed chair, or a new fund to support a specific program. Visit the Development Office in the Leeolou Alumni Center for information.