Challenges

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.

LEADERBOARD CHALLENGE

At the conclusion of Giving Day, the top five Colleges with the highest total number of gifts during the day will receive additional dollars (amounts outlined below)!

Awarded Amounts

# of Gifts Leaderboard

1st place: $5,000 • 2nd place: $4,000 • 3rd place: $3,000 • 4th place: $2,000 • 5th place: $1,000

Leaderboard Challenge Donors:

  • Wilma Bowers (’83)
  • John Taschek (’86)
  • Women for Madison Executive Advisory Council

THRESHOLD CHALLENGES

Last year, Dukes from all around the globe showed up for #JMUGivingDay and set a new record – 4,349 gifts – for giving to the university in a 24-hour period on March 14, 2017. We have set the bar even higher at 5,000 gifts! To help us achieve this milestone, our Threshold Challenge donors will contribute additional dollars for each donor threshold we cross throughout the day.

2,500 Gifts Challenge – Additional $10,000 unlocked for #JMUGivingDay

Jeff Tickle (’90) 4,349 Gifts Challenge – $10,000 unlocked for #JMUGivingDay

5,000 Gifts Challenge – Additional $15,000 unlocked for #JMUGivingDay

 

Threshold Challenge Donors:

  • Anonymous Donor
  • Donnie Davis Hill (’81)
  • Elizabeth Keane Martin (’85)
  • Eric (’91) and Lara (’92) Major
  • Joe (’79) and Deb (’78) Showker
  • Jeff Tickle (’90)
  • Quinlan Family Fund

 

STUDENT CHALLENGES

Thanks to the generosity of JMU’s GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Network donors, additional bonus dollars will support the Greek Life, Student Club & Organization and Residence Life challenges (explanations of each challenge listed below)!

 

GREEK CHALLENGE

How it Works

The JMU Greek organizations (top three sororities and top three fraternities) that generate the most gifts during Giving Day on March 13, will share in a portion of the challenge funds that can be used by those organizations toward future alumni, philanthropy, or similar events. (Alumni, Parents and Faculty/Staff may participate in this challenge as well).

Be sure to affiliate your gift with your Greek organization [from the dropdown menu of all Greek organizations] as you make your gift!

Results will be automatically updated throughout the day on 3/13; official winners will be announced after the close of the event.

Prizes

1st place: $500 • 2nd place: $400 • 3rd place: $250

 

STUDENT CLUB & ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE

How it Works

The three JMU student clubs & organizations that generate the most gifts during Giving Day on March 13, will share in a portion of the challenge funds that can be used by those organizations toward future needs or events. (Alumni, Parents and Faculty/Staff may participate in this challenge as well).

Be sure to affiliate your gift with your Student clubs and organizations in the open textbox field as you make your gift!

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

Prizes

1st 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 13, will share in a portion of the challenge funds 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]

Results will be automatically updated throughout the day on 3/13; official winners will be announced after the close of the event.

Prizes

1st place: $500 • 2nd place: $400 • 3rd place: $300