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 group of visionary women joined together in 2021-23 to make a tremendous impact on scholarships at JMU. Their individual commitments of $15,000 combined together to help launch and establish the Amethyst Circle as a philanthropic force at the university that unites them all. We are forever grateful to these founding members. 

Our Founders

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Mary Ann Alger

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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 Ayres 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 Langley Edwards (‘80)

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Anne 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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Bethany Blackstone Hamner

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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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Catherine Henritze (’94)

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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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Martha McManaway (’60)

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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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Kathy Moran (’87)

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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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Carolyn Utt (’79)

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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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