“In a firm of 35,000 professionals, the number of leaders and partners that had their beginnings at JMU is a testament to the exceptional foundation and development instilled in each of us. More important, JMU truly develops ENGAGED LEADERS committed not only to relationships, but to the community, which has a profound impact on enriching the KPMG culture!”

-Tricia Harper, Partner, KPMG LLP

For Companies

When your company partners with JMU Corporate and Foundation Relations, we can offer the following:

  • Strategic Synergy: Evaluate how your company's goals align with JMU's initiatives and priorities.
  • Access to Talent: Enhance your talent pool by gaining exclusive access to JMU's exceptional students in relevant fields.
  • Increased Visibility: Showcase your company to JMU's skilled and diverse rising workforce through the University Career Center to boost your brand awareness and presence.
  • Collaboration Opportunities: Foster strategic partnerships with JMU Faculty Experts, university leaders, and students engaged in industry-related research and our partners in Research, Economic Development and Innovation to bring innovative ideas to market.
  • Professional Development: Invest in your existing workforce by offering professional development opportunities through the School of Professional & Continuing Education to further supplement skills and encourage growth.
  • Philanthropic Impact: Address your company's philanthropic interests and broaden its sustainable development and impact through corporate giving and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Community Engagement: Extend your company's influence through volunteerism, such as mentorship connections with students, guest speaking engagements for classes or extracurricular groups, offering pro bono gudiance and expertise, and more.
For Faculty

Your work may align with a company’s philanthropic priorities, their ESG goals, or could help drive their business objectives forward. Our team can help you build a strategic partnership through:

  • Identifying Partners: We assist in identifying industry leaders, determining which companies may have an interest in your research, and facilitating connections with potential industry partners aligned with your work.
  • Solicitation Strategy: We collaborate with you to connect with companies aligned with your research goals and help solicit charitable sponsorships or gifts to bolster your project.
  • Company Outreach: We can help you craft a comprehensive outreach strategy, including arranging meetings and campus visits with company representatives to build your partnership.
  • Company Sponsorship: We'll help you determine the value proposition for potential sponsors and navigate the sponsorship process to ensure a mutually beneficial partnership.
  • Proposal Development: We can assist you in crafting proposals tailored to resonate with funders and align with their business objectives to maximize your chances of securing support.
  • Priority Companies: We provide context and insight on JMU's established partnerships with specific companies. While these relationships offer opportunities, we guide you on navigating potential overlaps in funding strategies and maintain positive relationships.

Please contact us before purusing funding from external organizations to help the university maintain existing holistic partnerships.

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