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Award Nominations

Spirit of Philanthropy Award Nominations

Women for Madison’s Spirit of Philanthropy Award is awarded during the Women Who Amaze Summitt which is held every two years. The award is named for Leslie Flanary Gilliam (’82) who served JMU in many capacities but most notably on the Board of Visitors. She was a founding member of Women for Madison and an inaugural member of our Executive Advisory Council. Leslie strongly believed in the power of women rallying around a common purpose to effect positive change. View Past Winners

Objective of this award: To recognize a James Madison University contributor who inspires the next generation of philanthropy at the university. The recipient will be a woman who models beneficence and leadership in relation to JMU.

Criteria for this award: 

  • Significant and ongoing philanthropy through financial, in-kind and/or volunteer support
  • Evidence that their philanthropy has inspired others
  • Measurable impact to James Madison University
  • Members of the Women for Madison EAC are not eligible while they are seated on the council.

Nominate someone for the Leslie Gilliam Spirit of Philanthropy Award:

submit nomination

Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award Nominations

Women for Madison is pleased to open nominations for the inaugural Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award.

Objective of this award: To recognize a James Madison University young alumna who shows promising success in exemplary, creative and innovative philanthropic work in their communities, by helping to raise funds, inspire other donors and volunteers, while also giving back to those in their community.

Criteria for this award:

  • JMU woman graduate of the last 10 years
  • Promising and growing philanthropic work through financial, in-kind and/or volunteer support in their communities
  • Evidence that their philanthropy and engagement has inspired others
  • Women for Madison EAC members are not eligible while they are seated on the council.

Nominate someone for the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award:

submit nomination

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