JMU set to realize its vision as the national model for the engaged university


JMU announced the public launch of its second-ever comprehensive campaign.

With goals of $200 million in total funds raised and 65,000 donors engaged by June 2022, Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University will help set the course for the university’s future. After three seven-figure gifts were announced on Oct 26, the campaign stood at $124.5 million, with contributions from nearly 45,000 members of the JMU community.

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JMU Unleashed Near You

It's time. After a breathtaking rise in recent decades, James Madison University is ready to take the national stage as a leading voice in a new era. On Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, JMU publicly launched its $200 million comprehensive campaign. 

Now Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University is on the road:

Richmond, Va. 
Johns Creek, Ga. 
Washington, D.C.
Baltimore, Md. 
Alexandria, Va. 
New York, N.Y.
Harrisonburg, Va. (JMU Giving Day)
More locations to be announced

Find Unleashed events near you!

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Honoring Leslie Gilliam (’82)

Gilliam family makes largest net commitment in JMU history and in honor of leader and philanthropist, naming the Leslie Flanary Gilliam (’82) Center for Entrepreneurship.

Pam (’76) and Joe (’76, ’77M) Damico

Damicos give $1 million to support the faculty in the College of Education who prepare graduates to educate children with special needs.

Eric (91) and Lara Parker (92) Major

Majors name the Major Laboratory for Innovation, Collaboration, Creativity and Entrepreneurship in the future College of Business Learning Complex.

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