While “social distancing” is probably the last thing any of us would associate with the JMU family, we are also ready and willing to band together even when we shouldn’t be together in person. In these unsettling and uncertain times, one thing is for sure: Dukes look out for Dukes. 

Here are the top four ways you can help today: 1) provide scholarship support, which is needed now more than ever, 2) make a gift to the JMU Counseling Center, which continues to deliver mental health care to Dukes wherever they may be, 3) contribute to the JMU Campus Pantry, which makes food and hygiene items available to students who are staying in Harrisonburg, and 4) provide flexible funding to help our faculty and staff adapt to our rapidly changing circumstances.

Find out more and help if you can at

It’s time

Alumni, donors and friends have long known that we share something remarkable at Madison. Now, after a breathtaking rise in recent decades, James Madison University is ready to take the national stage as a leading voice in a new era. Achieving this will require everyone in the JMU comunity to step forward and say, “I’m in!”

Your commitment means everything.

Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University will propel us forward as we go big and break through, providing significant funding for five campuswide, nationally relevant goals. 

5 goals: Find your passion

In FY19, record giving from donors like you pushed the campaign past $143 million and set the university on course to hit its targets by 2022. Please join fellow Dukes and keep unleashing the momentum!

Campaign-Related News
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    An update on Unleashed: The Campaign for James Madison University.

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    The All IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently recognized Jonathan Alger as a Standout President for his leadership in cultivating a culture of democracy.

  • MVS-Grisham-Meacham Hoping for a reason

    Jon Meacham and John Grisham talk about the state of America and books in the Madison Vision Series: Contemporary Issues in an Engaged Society.

  • International flags on campus Engaging the world

    Semester in London was born when 28 “pioneers” took the purple and gold across the Atlantic.

  • Valley Scholars at Oakview Realizing the dream

    Twenty-six members of the first graduating class of Valley Scholars are set to enter JMU as freshmen in the fall.

  • foundation 1969 Wilson road A firm foundation

    The JMU Foundation, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has left a lasting legacy and looks toward a promising future.

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It's time to come together in the Madison spirit of possibility. Success will take all of us, so please invest today to unleash JMU’s promise.


Total investors so far:





 Target: 65,000 people


Amount given to date:



Target: $200 million

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