A Special Thank You

No matter where you give, your support is why the Madison Experience endures. Engaged students. Welcoming community. Beautiful campus and buildings. People holding doors. That feeling you experienced when you first stepped on campus. Because of you, JMU continues to become better and stronger. You sustain the environment that makes the following accomplishments and stories possible.


Redesigned to Reflect Mission 

JMU’s Gus Bus, a familiar sight in the greater Harrisonburg area since the early 2000s, needed an image that would reflect its expanded focus on supporting the families of children who enjoy its literacy programs. READ MORE

Reaching Ever-Higher Heights

JMU donors gave more than $34.7 million in charitable gifts during fiscal year 2022 – an increase of 33.2% over FY21 — shattering all previous records of fiscal year giving to JMU. To read more about your incredible generosity, click here.

Welcoming Fresh Perspectives

At JMU, a first-generation college student is someone whose parent(s) or guardian(s) has not completed a college degree. JMU has opened the Center for First-Generation Students to help these students succeed.

A Decade of Women’s Philanthropy

Women for Madison philanthropists marked its first decade as they also celebrated the first 10 scholarships awarded by the Amethyst Circle giving society. Women for Madison has redefined philanthopy and engagement at JMU.

Half a Century of Marching Royal Dukes

In fall 2020 JMU’s Marching Royal Dukes marked a significant anniversary: 50 years of excellence, energy and enthusiasm for performing, on campus, around Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region and even abroad, in London, Monaco and the Vatican. READ MORE

Unleashed Campaign Smashes Goals

Thanks to you, Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University concluded its final year with a bang as Unleashed met and exceeded all of the ambitious goals we set for it. Read more about what you accomplished.

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