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Alumni issue challenge to spur JMU Giving Day record


 
Karen and John Rothenberger

SUMMARY: John (’88) and Karen (’93) Rothenberger have announced a $200,000 challenge gift to inspire JMU donors to set a new record for gifts received during the university’s fourth annual Giving Day.


During James Madison University’s 28th Annual Stewardship Luncheon, John (’88) and Karen (’93) Rothenberger announced a $200,000 challenge gift to inspire JMU donors to set a new record for gifts received during the university’s fourth annual Giving Day on Thursday, March 21.

The Rothenbergers made the gift in support of the Centennial Scholars program, which provides scholarships for Virginia residents with financial need.

“Karen and I believe strongly in supporting scholarships for students who would not otherwise have a chance to attend JMU,” said John Rothenberger, a member of the JMU Board of Visitors. “We also want to use our gift to spur more alumni to step forward to set another record for Giving Day.”

Scholarships are one of the priorities of Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University. JMU’s Giving Day, a 24-hour effort to raise dollars and donors for programs across campus, has set records every year since its inception. Last year, the event brought in 5,095 gifts totaling nearly $700,000 to support people and programs across the university.

John Rothenberger is a College of Business graduate, and Karen Rothenberger is a College of Health and Behavioral Studies graduate. 

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Published: Monday, March 18, 2019

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2019

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