FAQ

ABOUT THE DAY

JMU Giving Day is a 24-hour, online fundraising event held on March 13, 2018 that gives the JMU family – alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends – the chance to come together to support the university’s top fundraising priorities (listed below) and enhance the Madison Experience.

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! Let’s prove once again that Dukes always show up for days like this!

Additional opportunities to support your favorite academic program will also available throughout the day.

WHAT ARE THE UNIVERSITY’S TOP PRIORITY FUNDS?

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

WHY IS GIVING DAY ON MARCH 13, 2018?

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 Giving Day, your gift can do even more – enhance the Madison Experience!

HOW CAN MY GIFT BE COUNTED TOWARD GIVING DAY?

Come back to this page on March 13, 2018, 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 2018!

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 would like to designate your gift.

HOW CAN I HELP SPREAD THE WORD?

Your voice will make JMU Giving Day 2018 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 13 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 or parking 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.