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March 15, 2016 will be long remembered for the wonderful outpouring of support from alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and Dukes from all around the globe. The overwhelming response to JMU’s first Giving Day once again demonstrated how strongly everyone in the JMU community values their Madison Experiences.

The learning relationships forged on this campus are life changing. President Jonathan Alger heard that time and again during his Why Madison? Presidential Listening Tour in 2013. And with that input, The Madison Plan was created, ensuring that JMU’s culture of student focus and engagement would be preserved and enhanced. And after President Alger took The Madison Plan back out on the road during his Vision Tour, the greater Madison community responded by breaking the record for giving to the university.

That your support has been sustained at such a high level following the release of The Madison Plan cannot be coincidence. The successful debut of Giving Day is further affirmation that something very special is happening at JMU. Thank you for your generosity. No matter the size of your gift, the impact you are making is huge.

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