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Unleash Innovation ... Make an impact!

Join our panel of philanthropic investors who:

  • Champion innovation at JMU
  • Share a passion for participating in JMU’s enterprising spirit
  • Drive the development of inventive faculty projects

You’ll be expected to:

  • Be available to hear pitches on campus or online — our next Madison Trust is planned for spring 2023 and will be announced in winter 2022.
  • Advise, evaluate, and assess promising proposals for faculty inventions, programs, and collaborations that can make a difference in the world
  • Choose which of our JMU faculty pitches to support with your philanthropic investment*

You’ll get to:

  • Collaborate face-to-face with other top thinkers and doers
  • Be immersed in the intellectual core of JMU’s innovation, research and discovery culture
  • Take an important role in life-changing innovations
  • Leave your philanthropic legacy at Madison

* Members of the panel agree to commit at least $5,000 (tax-deductible gift) to one or more of the projects and programs that are proposed that day. Graduates of the last decade can participate with a philanthropic investment of $500.

Register to Attend

To join our panel for future events, please send us an email to start the conversation. Be sure to include your name and phone number in your message. If you’d like to make my day, set your subject line to “I’m in for Madison Trust!”

If you prefer to speak with someone about your participation first, please schedule 10 minutes to talk with me at a time that’s most convenient for you. 

John Meck

John Meck
Executive Director

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