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M4E giving Tops $300,000; nearing 5,000 donors (1/09/12)

Thanks to 4,912 donors who have given $306,001 to Madison Forever! Based on past average need, the Office of Financial Aid can potentially help 78 students experiencing financial hardship.

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Drs. Rose, Carrier help hand out shirts on Madison Forever Day

Volunteers from the Student Government Association, Student Ambassadors, and JMU faculty and staff — including President Rose and President Emeritus Carrier — were out in force Wednesday, Nov. 30 to hand out T-shirts and raise awareness for Madison Forever.

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From WHSV: 'Madison Forever' Helps Keep Students In School

James Madison University is instituting a new program called Madison Forever to provide aid to students with unexpected financial need.

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From the Student Government Association blog: It's a Madison Tradition

Madison Forever is all about awareness. Being aware of those in need and helping them out. It's all about "holding the door open" for the students that are coming to JMU, already at JMU and need the extra support.

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Holding the Door Open: It's a Madison tradition

From the Be the Change blog: Think Cinderella

If you could make dreams come true, would you? Or would you leave the dreamers to fend for themselves — or worse yet, to abandon their dreams?

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Madison Forever Day planned for November 30

Will you be one of the lucky people caught holding the door open for somebody on campus Wednesday, November 30? Learn more about how you can help drawa extra attention to Madison Forever and help JMU students in need.

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Uncle Ron visits the call center

JMU President Emeritus Ronald Carrier recently visited the telefund center to speak with student callers, get on the phone with donors, and record a special Madison Forever appeal for Dukes who graduated during his presidency. "I am glad to be part of this very special effort," said Dr. Carrier.

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Thank you, donors!

Giving tops 100,000 dollars, 2,000 donors (11/1/11)

Donations to Madison Forever reached a significant milestone today as giving to the fund topped 100,000 dollars. Based on a past average need, JMU financial aid officers expect to be able to help at least 25 students who are experiencing unexpected financial difficulty. Thank you to the 2,036 donors for helping Dukes stay at Madison! Give now »


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Student callers give 100% (10/13/11)

Employees of Madison Connection, JMU's call center, have reached 100 percent participation in giving to Madison Forever. These students have been working tirelessly to inform alumni and friends about the program and help raise money for fellow students in need. We thank them for giving both of their time and their donations. Their gift was generously matched by Madison Connection Coordinator Matt Salvatore.


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Donations near $50,000 (10/04/11)

Thank you to alumni and friends who have given nearly $49,793 to save the academic lives of JMU students. Dollars donated thus far will help approximately 13 JMU Dukes. Financial Aid officers will award funds in the Spring to help cover one-time emergency requests. » Give now