Madison Trust will return on March 14, 2025. Please contact us at if you are interested in serving as a member of our panel of philanthropic investors.

Your Impact
  • Immerse yourself in the intellectual core of JMU’s culture of innovation, research, and discovery.
  • Take on a significant role initiatives that have the potential to change lives and the world.
  • Collaborate directly with other top thinkers and doers.

Learn more about what philanthropic investors like you and our faculty, staff, and students have accomplished together:


As a philanthropic investor, you'll be required to:

  • Be available to attend presentations as a panel member during our next Madison Trust event scheduled for March 14, 2025.
  • Evaluate and assess promising proposals for inventions, programs, research, and collaborations that have the potential to make a difference on our campus and beyond.
  • Decide which of the projects to support with your philanthropic investment. On average, philanthropic investors commit $5,000 each (tax-deductible gift). Graduates of the last decade typically contribute a philanthropic investment of $500.

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