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Annual Department or Program Funds | Annual Faculty Scholars

Your financial support of the JMU College of Business helps maintain the high quality of the Madison Experience that you lived when you were a JMU student. Please consider supporting current operational needs through an annual gift or make an endowed gift, which will have lasting a lasting impact.



Diana Kiser


Kristen Egan

Ways You Can Give

Gifts can be in the form of cash, stock transfer (no capital gains), real estate, insurance policies, and/or many types of deferred giving. Many companies match charitable gifts. To find out if your company has a matching funds program, click here. Also, ask your company or foundation to support the CoB.

Annual Gifts

Annual gifts are how most alumni begin making their pledges upon graduation. These gifts usually range from $1 - $5,000 and alumni increase the size of their annul gift over time. Typically, alumni at other universities make annual gifts throughout their lifetime. These gifts can be made to the College of Business as a whole or to a specific department.

Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts include wills, annuities, trusts and estate planning. Notify Diana Kiser if you have included JMU in your will, and you will become a member of Madison Founders' Society.

Endowed Gifts

Endowed Gifts are critical because they are a perpetual gift to your alma mater. The donor is able to both name the gift (usually for their family, a professor or someone else important to them they wish to honor or memorialize) and direct its use for faculty support or student scholarship. The minimum amount to establish an endowment is $10,000 for 5 years.

While the donor may add to their fund in future years as prosperity allows, once the fund is established it becomes available for others to contribute to as well. Anyone may contribute any amount to an established endowment. Giving to the principal of an endowment raises the total endowment of JMU.

Endowment Levels:

  • $50,000-$250,000 Scholarships
  • $50,000-$149,000 Faculty Support
  • $150,000 Faculty Fellowship
  • $250,000 Professorship
  • $500,000 Distinguished Professorship
  • $1,000,000 Chair
Payment Options


CHECK: Make all checks out to JMU Foundation, Inc. On the memo line, please write the endowment name or the name of the annual fund you wish to support.

Mail checks to JMU Advancement Gifts and Records, MSC 3603, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

PHONE: Please call (855) 568-4483 or (540) 568-2821.

STOCK TRANSFERS: Call Diana Kiser at (540) 568-7792.

Thank you for supporting JMU's College of Business.

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