FAQ

ABOUT THE DAY

JMU Giving Day is a 24-hour, online fundraising event that gives the JMU family—alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends—the chance to come together to show their pride in James Madison University and support key fundraising priorities across campus. JMU Giving Day will be March 21, 2019.

JMU Giving Day generates awareness of the need for giving to the university and—more importantly—makes giving FUN! This special day inspires more Dukes to get involved and provides a unique opportunity to engage the whole JMU family through an exciting, interactive way to give.

WHAT ARE THE UNIVERSITY’S TOP PRIORITIES?

  • Madison Vision Fund
  • Madison Forever Scholarship Fund
  • Duke Club

HOW CAN MY GIFT BE COUNTED TOWARD GIVING DAY?

On March 21, 2019, call in or come back to the Giving Day site to make your gift and be counted for the day.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Everyone! Support from alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends will be the key to success on JMU Giving Day 2019!

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 to select where you would like to designate your gift.

HOW CAN I HELP SPREAD THE WORD?

Your voice will make JMU Giving Day 2019 a success. 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 givingday.jmu.edu

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 21 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, except for some athletics gifts, your gift is entirely tax deductible. You will receive an email confirmation that may serve as your receipt for tax purposes. The new tax law does not allow a deduction on gifts to athletics used to receive ticket benefits. All gifts to athletics unrelated to these benefits are 100 percent tax-deductible. For more information regarding tax deductibility on your gift to JMU athletics, please call the JMU Duke Club at (540) 568-6461.

I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS

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