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Giving Day Challenges

Thanks to generous JMU Giving Day challenge donors, additional bonus dollars will be awarded throughout the day supporting each of the various challenges listed on this page.

 

Threshold Challenges

After the outpouring of support and demonstration of JMU pride - 2,840 gifts (exactly five times the original goal of 568) on our very first Giving Day, we have set the bar even higher at 4,000 gifts! To help us achieve this milestone, our Threshold Challenge donors will contribute additional dollars for each donor threshold we cross throughout the day:

568 Gifts Challenge - Additional $15,000 unlocked for #JMUGivingDay

Joe ('79) and Deb ('78) Showker 1,000 Gifts Challenge - $25,000 unlocked for Athletics

1,908 Gifts Challenge - $20,000 unlocked for Athletics

Jeff Tickle ('90) 2,840 Gifts Challenge - $10,000 unlocked for the College of Science and Mathematics

Alice Julias ('65) 3,141 Gifts Challenge - $10,000 unlocked for Athletics

Women for Madison 3,500 Gifts Challenge - $7,500 unlocked for Madison Forever Scholarships

4,000 Gifts Challenge - Additional $30,000 unlocked for #JMUGivingDay

Threshold Challenge Donors:

  • Michael Boblitz ('00)
  • Alice Julias ('65)
  • Mark Baptiste Kalaris ('82)
  • Eric ('91) and Lara ('92) Major
  • Joe ('79) and Deb ('78) Showker
  • Jeff Tickle ('90)
  • Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • School of Liberal Arts Advisory Board
  • Women for Madison Executive Advisory Council
  • Anonymous Donor In Honor of Rich Harris
  • Gift In Honor of Frank Ridgway

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Carrier/Rose Library Challenge

As you are making your JMU Giving Day gift, you have the option to select which library is your favorite. At the conclusion of the day, an additional $5,000 in challenge funds - thanks to the generosity of Paul ('80) and Missy Thompson - will be released in honor of the library with the most supporters and will directly benefit the Libraries and Educational Technology fund.

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Student Challenges

Greek Challenge

How it Works
The three JMU Greek organizations that generate the most gifts during Giving Day on March 14, will earn cash prizes that can be used by those organizations toward future alumni, philanthropy, or similar events.

To support an organization in the Greek challenge, be sure to affiliate your gift with that organization as you make your gift! [drop down menu of all Greek organizations] Results will be automatically updated throughout the day on 3/14; official winners will be announced after the close of the event.

Prizes1st place: $500 * 2nd place: $400 * 3rd place: $300

Student Club & Organization Challenge

How it Works
The three JMU student clubs & organizations that generate the most gifts during Giving Day on March 14, will earn cash prizes that can be used by those organizations toward future needs or events.

To support an organization in the student club & organization challenge, be sure to affiliate your gift with that organization as you make your gift! You must spell out your organization name completely - no abbreviations. [write-in/text box]

Official winners will be announced and notified after the close of the event.

Prizes1st place: $500 * 2nd place: $400 * 3rd place: $300

Residence Life Challenge

How it Works
The three JMU residence hall areas that generate the most gifts during Giving Day on March 14, will earn cash prizes that can be used by those areas toward future needs or events.

To support an area in the residence life challenge, be sure to affiliate your gift with your residence hall as you make your gift! [drop down menu of all residence halls]

Official winners will be announced and notified after the close of the event.

Prizes1st place: $500 * 2nd place: $400 * 3rd place: $300

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