Thank you for your consideration of making a financial gift to the JMU Lifelong Learning Institute. Lifelong learning contributes to the well-being of our members, our university, and our community.

All gifts are gratefully received and help support our mission to provide quality educational programs to enrich the lives of adult students in the central Shenandoah Valley.

As a self-sustaining program, our annual budget is based on the membership and program fees that students pay. Donations go a long way to help support, sustain, and enhance educational programs by ensuring flexibility to respond to current and future needs, such as technology, space, programs, and access.

Making a Donation to the Lifelong Learning Institute

Gifts are managed and stewarded by the James Madison University Foundation so that funds are disbursed according to the donors’ wishes in support of Lifelong Learning students and programs.


 If you prefer to mail your tax-deductible contribution, please fill out this form and mail to:

Gifts and Records – Fund #1002239
JMU Advancement Gifts and Records
MSC 3603, 220 University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0002

The memo line of your check should include: Fund # 1002239.

Quick Links to Gift Options

Online: Use the giving button above or Click Here to make a one-time or recurring gift.

Phone: Call the Office of Annual Giving at (855) 568-4483 and say you’d like to make a gift to the JMU Lifelong Learning Institute, Fund # 1002239.

  • In Person: Drop off a check payable to James Madison University (designate Fund # 1002239 in the memo line) to the Office of Annual Giving.
  • Mail: Complete a donor form and mail with a check payable to James Madison University (designate Fund # 1002239 in the memo line) to the office of Gifts and Records.
  • IRA Rollover Gift: If you are 70½ years or older, coordinate an IRA rollover gift by contacting the Gift Planning office at (540) 568-8938 or email The Gift Planning office can provide a sample letter to send to your plan administrator.
  • Planned Gift: Coordinate a planned gift by contacting the JMU Planned Giving office.
  • Matching Gifts: Search eligible companies that match gifts for James Madison University contributions. JMU’s Tax ID is 54-6001756.

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