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Why Give?

JMU’s current situation can be boiled down into one sentence: State assistance is dwindling, tuition continues to rise and private external support is below par.

All across the country, the most successful public universities – those that are confidently poised to make real impact on the future – acquire funding from a combination of tuition, state assistance and private external support.

JMU’s current situation can be boiled down into one sentence: State assistance is dwindling, tuition continues to rise and private external support is below par. If these problems go unchecked, the university will quickly fall far short of President Jonathan Alger’s vision of a fully engaged institution that is striking at the heart of society’s key problems and producing graduates who will lead lives of significance.

The answer is simple. We need every Duke to give. Every year.

Help us close the gap.

Click here to find the JMU fund that matters most to you. Or make a Madison Forever gift, which bolsters the Madison Experience and helps produce graduates who are equipped to change to world.

Funding priorities

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Madison Forever Vision Fund

Annual Deadline: June 30

Give now buttonWe need your help to chart the course for JMU to be the model for the new American university. We need flexible dollars to create new opportunities, seed money to fund innovative ideas, dollars to attract and retain talented professors and students, and more. Learn more >

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Madison Forever Scholarships

Annual Deadline: Dec . 31

Give now buttonProvides emergency student aid to Dukes experiencing a one-time financial crisis. More than 250 students have been helped so far, and that number will continue to rise with your help. Learn more >