Donors rally emergency support for JMU students


As of April 1, more than 300 donors, led by John (’92) and Julia Hinshaw, have given to emergency funds that will support critical JMU student needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hinshaws’ $10,000 gift was to Madison Forever Scholarships, one of four emergency JMU funds.

JMU made emergency funding a priority March 11 shortly after announcing operational changes due to the pandemic. The funds target scholarship support, mental health care, food and hygiene, and flexible funding to allow faculty and staff to continue the university’s academic mission during rapidly changing circumstances. For further information on the funds and how you can make a gift, visit JMU Giving.


Students’ needs will skyrocket due to the pandemic’s impact on their families’ health and finances, said Nick Langridge (’00, ’07M, ’14D), vice president for University Advancement. “Friends like John and Julia Hinshaw are making a strong statement, one that both inspires hope at JMU and shows their selfless concern for humanity.”

So far, giving to JMU’s COVID-19 emergency funds has reached nearly $38,000.

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Published: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Last Updated: Monday, February 15, 2021

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