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You can enhance the Madison Experience

The world's a complicated place. And it takes more than a major to navigate it and live a rewarding life.

Your gift will ensure that Madison continues to provide students with the kinds of educational experiences that transcend a single academic program and go beyond the classroom.

Those opportunities for thoughtful, interdisciplinary and independent study are important at Madison and enable professors and students to address the problems and issues that affect society. Your gift will help fund the international, service-learning and extra-curricular experiences that enable students to acquire new perspectives on the world and their place in it.

When you give to JMU, you help support the collaborative projects and leadership activities that equip students to work together effectively in teams in the workplace and in their communities after they graduate. Employers say the collaborative ability of Madison graduates is remarkable.

A gift from you today means you are supporting a world-class faculty that loves to teach and mentor students; guide student scholarship, research and creative projects; and create new knowledge by conducting their own research.

At JMU, earning a college degree is about more than landing a good job. You'll be part of a university community that prepares educated and enlightened citizens who will lead productive and meaningful lives. Your gift makes it possible.

Fund Description Type
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Fund Support the educational work of a wonder of nature in the heart of campus that has won numerous "best place" accolades. Program Support
Center for Faculty Innovation Fund Support the innovation of the JMU faculty in teaching, research, scholarly writing, service and student mentorship. Faculty Support
Furious Flower Poetry Center Fund Preserve the power of the American literary experience by supporting the study of poetry and encouraging new talent. Program Support
General Education Fund Ensure that students receive that liberal arts grounding from one of the nation's leading General Education programs. Program Support
Honors College Fund Help create exceptional and compelling scholarly experiences for highly motivated and intellectually gifted students. Program Support
Fund for Carrier Library Support the future of JMU's oldest library, where a century of students have sought knowledge, discipline and learning. Program Support
Global Nonviolence Center Fund Honor the icon who espoused Be the Change and create a just and better world by supporting the Mahatma Gandhi Center. Program Support
Center for International Stabilization and Recovery Improve lives and communities by supporting this organization that helps those affected by conflicts around the world. Program Support
Semester in Salamanca Send students to study in Salamanca, where they live with local families and acquire a genuinely local perspective. Program Support
International Programs Fund Give students the opportunity to live and study in a different culture and better understand themselves and others. Program Support
University Recreation Fund Help supplement and enhance the full spectrum of student activities and leadership opportunities involved with recreation and fitness. Program Support
EU Policy Studies Fund Support the only one of its kind, a study abroad master's political science program focused on the European Union. Program Support
International Student Scholarship Promote diverse perspectives through scholarship support to worthy international JMU students with financial need. Scholarships
Semester in London Fund Enable students to participate in Semester in London, which just turned 30, making it JMU's oldest Study Abroad program. Program Support
Semester in Florence Fund Send students to this jewel of world culture and immerse them in the arts, sciences, politics and humanities. Program Support
Semester in Antwerp Fund Support the international business perspective with an immersion experience in Antwerp in the heart of Europe. Program Support
Semester in Beijing Fund Help immerse students in a firsthand experience in the world's hottest economy and an ancient culture and civilization. Program Support
Library Endowment Fund Support the behind-the-scenes, 24/7 work of the libraries, which results in student success and information literacy. Program Support
Endowment Support
Peggy Brooks Burruss Library Endowment Help grow the endowment that helps JMU preserve and restore historic materials documenting Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Program Support
Endowment Support
Administration and Finance Scholarships Help JMU employees give their children the Madison Experience they helped create by giving to this need-based fund. Scholarships
Endowment Support
Honors Hillcrest Scholarship Fund Grow these scholarships so outstanding sophomore honors students can fund an off-campus summer enrichment experience. Scholarships
Program Support
Honors Study Abroad Fund Help support deserving Honors Program undergraduates who want to expand their Madison Experience by studying abroad. Program Support
Endowment Support
JMI Startup Fund Help professors and students bring discoveries and inventions to market and power innovation at Madison. Read More Program Support
Transfer Student Scholarship Support a student continuing higher education after earning an associates degree from Virginia Community College. Scholarships
New Convocation Center Campaign Support the campaign for a new convocation center. The facility will showcase and build upon the economic vibrancy of the region. Read More Program Support
Madison Collaborative Help transform JMU into a community recognized for producing citizens who apply ethical reasoning to confront challenges. Program Support
Faculty Dependent Scholarship Endowment Endeavor Provides scholarships to children of our Faculty who give so much in creating an engaged learning environment. Read More Scholarships
Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund Support Valley Scholars, a partnership between JMU and local schools that mentors smart, economically disadvantaged 8th-graders and eventually results in them earning full-tuition scholarships. Better jobs. Better lives. A better Shenandoah Valley. Read More Scholarships

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