The Duke Club is the fundraising arm for James Madison University Athletics. Through our Annual Fund, we raise contributions to support our over 400 student-athletes and the athletic budget. We also aide JMU Athletics in facility enhancements and other needs through capital campaigns. Through this financial support, we are the key avenue for supporters to be an active part of JMU Athletics' Mission: To guide and support the James Madison University student-athletes in their quest for excellence - academically, athletically, and socially. Above all else, we exist to prepare our student-athletes for productive and meaningful lives.

About the JMU Duke Club

As a Duke Club member, you directly contribute to the educational opportunities of the student-athletes representing James Madison University.  Each and every season, Duke Club members witness their impact first hand as JMU student-athletes routinely compete as champions both in the classroom and on the playing field.

Putting on a show - Angela Mickens alludes Texas A&M defenders in NCAA play.

I’d love to work in a hospital setting some day. I definitely want to help people. -Angela Mickens ('16)

Impact Campaign

In 2014, we are asking all JMU alumni and fans to help make an Impact for our student-athletes. By becoming involved in one of the ways listed below, you are helping provide our student-athletes with the tools they need to succeed. As a token of our appreciation for participating in the 2014 Impact Campaign, you will receive a chrome JMU car emblem . If you have any questions about the Impact Campaign, please contact Liz Menne at 540-568-3906 or at

Become a new Duke Club member with a minimum Impact gift of $100
Renew your Duke Club gift at the Impact amount noted in your renewal


DC25 is the official program to foster a spirit of philanthropy among current students, fans, and friends of JMU. Specifically created for fans 25 and younger, DC25 will give you countless ways to support and be a part of JMU Athletics!  By joining the DC25 you receive benefits specific to this group and more!

Letterwinner Chapter

It is important that our former student-athletes stay engaged with JMU by joining the Letterwinner Chapter, which helps keep JMU competitive and supports student-athletes who are following in their footsteps.  The Letterwinner Chapter falls under the guidelines and benefits of the Duke Club but features a unique and innovative means of revenue sharing.  Ten percent of a member's gift can be directed to a sport's general operating budget while still having full Duke Club benefits for their gift.

Duke Club Goals

Duke Dog at a football game

The Duke Club has achieved phenomenal growth in recent years with a 95% increase in fundraising over the last five years.  Increases in membership and overall funds raised have allowed JMU Athletics to privately fund more student-athlete scholarships and provide more resources for critical areas such as equipment, travel, and recruiting.  This growth is a reflection of JMU alumni and fans' immense passion for the Dukes, and their willingness to support our mission.  We will continue to move forward through the generosity of our current donors and the addition of new Duke Club members to achieve our 2014 goals:

  • $2.2 Million Annual Fund Gifts

  • 3,500 Duke Club Members

  • Close The Scholarship Gap

Accomplishing these goals will provide significantly more funding for student-athletes.  Also, by reaching 3,500 members, we will continue to grow our foundation of donors, which last year surpassed most of our CAA competitors and peer institutions across the nation.

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