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About the day

JMU Giving Day is a 24-hour, online fundraising event on March 14, 2017 that gives JMU alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends the chance to come together to enhance the Madison Experience.

After last year’s unbelievable outpouring of support (2,840 gifts were made on our very first JMU Giving Day) we have set the bar even higher. This year our goal is 4,000 gifts! Because you’ve shown us that Dukes always show up for days like this!

While you can support your favorite academic programs on JMU Giving Day, the following funds are featured:

  • Madison Vision Fund (providing support where the need is the greatest)
  • Madison Forever Scholarship Fund(keeping the Madison Experience alive for deserving Dukes)
  • Athletics Fund(helping to build champions)

Why is JMU Giving Day on March 14, 2017?

Thanks to a group of generous donors, every gift on JMU Giving Day will have the opportunity to be awarded bonus funds for JMU academic units. In other words, every gift makes an even bigger impact – touching even more lives!

You can make a huge difference when you give through JMU. And for 24-hours on JMU Giving Day, your gift can do even more – enhance the Madison Experience!

How can my gift be counted toward JMU Giving Day?

Come back to this page on March 14, 2017, and click on the “HOME” page to make your gift and be counted on Giving Day.

Who can participate?

Everyone! Support from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends will be the key to success on JMU Giving Day 2017!

Where does my gift go?

You can choose to designate your gift to one of the university’s priority funds or any of your favorite academic programs. Go to the “HOME” page and select where you’d like to designate your gift.

How can I help spread the word?

Your voice will make JMU Giving Day 2017 a success. Sign up to be an Online Ambassador through JMU Social at Post about JMU Giving Day on all of your social networks using #JMUGivingDay.  Tell your friends about JMU Giving Day and don’t forget to tell them to visit

Is my payment secure?

Yes! All payments will be processed using a securing online giving form. The information collected during JMU Giving Day will be used only by James Madison University.

Can I make a gift by mail or phone?

Due to the tight time period of JMU Giving Day, only gifts made online or over the phone on March 14 will count toward our overall totals and competitions. If you would like to make a gift by phone, please call (855) 568-4483.

Will my gift be tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

I still have questions ...

Feel free to send us an email at or call us at (855) 568-4483.

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