A Blizzard of Generosity

Giving Day Social Media, Stats and Many Thanks

JMU in the Community

by Mary Evans


SUMMARY: In a 24-hour marathon JMU raised $610,879 and had 4,349 total donors.

A blizzard of generosity made the university’s second annual Giving Day a resounding success, as more than $600,000 was raised on March 14, despite a snow storm that closed the university.

During the 24-hour online campaign, Dukes made 4,349 gifts to JMU, topping the 4,000 goal. A total of $610,879 was raised, again far exceeding the goal of $500,000. As excitement snowballed throughout JMU Nation, over 10 million social media impressions were registered.

Dukes from all around the globe gave in record numbers and established a new standard for giving to the university in a 24-hour period, proving once again that Dukes show up for days like this. 

Throughout the day we had several threshold competitions that unlocked many generous gifts. As well as competitions among individual funds, Greek organizations, student organizations and between residence halls. Check out the winners below!

Funds with the highest number of gifts:

  1. Duke Club
  2. Madison Forever Scholarships Fund
  3. College of Business Fund

Funds with the highest dollars raised:

  1. Duke Club ($$224,026)
  2. College of Science and Math Fund ($70,260)
  3. Madison Forever Scholarships Fund ($36,828)

Greek Challenge:

  1. Delta Gamma
  2. Zeta Tau Alpha
  3. Gamma Phi Beta

Residence Hall Challenge:

  1. Village Area
  2. Tree Houses
  3. Bluestone Area

Student Organizations Challenge:

  1. Gamma Phi Beta
  2. Student Ambassadors
  3. Alpha Phi

Visit givingday.jmu.edu to view the entire leaderboard and learn more about giving day.

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Published: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

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