Harnessing Our Power. Opening Our Doors. Women for Madison’s Amethyst Circle Founders started something big and bold for James Madison University women and students. Learn more »

This visionary group, built on individual commitments of $15,000, have joined together to make a tremendous impact on scholarships at JMU. As of September 2022, we are proud to welcome our 71st Amethyst Circle Founder, surpassing our initial goal of 10 Founders seven times over.  

Our Founders

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Vonya Alleyne (’93)

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Sheila Ambrose (’83)

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Carol Anderson (’86)

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Anonymous

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Amy Belknap (‘95)

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Beth Bliss (’84)

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Stephanie Ayers Bowlin (‘01)

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Wilma Bowers (’83)

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Gwendolyn Brantley (’07)

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Pam Brock

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Allison Brown (’92)

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Susan Brown (’84)

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Cannie Campbell
(’95, ’20M)

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Kristen Cavallo (’91)

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Cynthia Cline (’83)

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Laura Lee Conklin
(’86, ’93M)

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Linda Cross (’77)

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Nora Crouch (’82)

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Lindsay Czarniak (’00)

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Terrie Edwards

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Ann Marie Elles (’91)

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Holly Finchem (‘84)

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Meg Gentle (’96)

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Robin Goodman (’83)

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Jennifer Graham (’99)

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Martha Grover (’83)

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Donna Harper
(’77, ’86M)

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Lindsay Harper (‘06)

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Heather Hedrick (’00)

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Maribeth Herod (’82)

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Joan Hogge (’68)

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Sonja Horner (’93)

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Meredith Hummel (’95)

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Jeanne Jambor (’87)

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Roni Jennings (’84)

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Deborah Tompkins Johnson (’78)

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Lindsey Keatley

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Charisse Daly Kleinman (’87)

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Meda Lane (’71)

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Lara Major (’92)

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Elizabeth Martin (’85)

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Amy McPherson (’83)

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Cheryl Miller (’94)

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Jamie Jones Miller (’99)

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Towana Moore

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Jennifer Morgan (’93)

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Diana Neal (’78)

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Leasa Neaves (’92)

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Carla Norris (‘05)

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Christie Olsen (‘93)

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Lyn Page (’89)

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Rhonda Jackson Page (’94)

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Karen K. Perry (’92)

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Paula Polglase (’92, ’96M)

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Mary Margaret Prange
(’01)

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Amanda Beard Ross (’93)

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Karen Rothenberger 
(’93)

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Whitney Sajko

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Kathy Sarver (’03, ’09M)

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Dawn Smith Barnes (’93)

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Colleen Sorem (‘00)

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Judy Strickler (’60)

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Becky Thomas (’93)

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Kathy Thomas (’78)

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Madison Thomas (’18)

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Connie Thompson-Bodkin (’86, ’88)

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Christine Wardinski (’86)

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Frances Weir (’49)

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Carrie Harman Willetts (’97)

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Jeannette Williams
(’56, ’61M)

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Lynne Zaledonis (’92)
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