Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Making JMU Better Together

JMU has been engaged in serious efforts to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive for longer than 30 years. Recently, however, we have been enjoying a groundswell in attention and activity, and we are committed to being a welcoming and inclusive institution. 

Support DEI with a gift of any amount and in whatever way is most important to you. All of the funds listed below will help keep us moving forward.










African, African American and Diaspora Studies Center

Propel innovations in teaching, scholarship, service and advocacy by making your gift to benefit this Black Studies center, its faculty and all students at JMU.

Arts and Letters Opportunity Fund

Provide scholarships for academically qualified, under-represented students, first-generation students, and students of modest means.

Black Alumni Chapter Scholarship Endowment

Provide scholarships for under-represented students entering the University as first-year students and influences such student's respective decisions to enroll at the university.

Centennial Scholars Endowment

Provide annual renewable scholarships to academically promising incoming freshman or transfer students who are Virginia residents with demonstrated financial need (Pell Grant–eligible).

Center for Multicultural Student Services Fund

Provide students of color academic assistance and support. Now located in the Student Success Center!

Computer Science Diversity Support Fund

Provide funding to support activities in the Computer Science department that bolster diversity for both faculty and underrepresented students.

Furious Flower Poetry Center

The nation’s first academic center for Black poetry, Furious Flower needs your support to continue and expand all it does for scholars, poets, community members, and students.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE)

Support JMU's commitment to diversity through education, support, advocacy and the fostering of equity for all students, inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund

Support this exciting collaboration between the university and local schools that mentors smart, economically disadvantaged students in the Shenandoah Valley—and rewards them with a four-year education at JMU when they fulfill all requirements.

Center for Global Engagement Scholarship Endowment 

Support an endeavor to create the Center for Global Engagement Scholarship Endowment which, upon completion, will provide funds annually for international student and study abroad scholarships.

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Night Owl Challenge
The first $250 in gifts made to any funds will be matched dollar for dollar.
$250 MATCHED
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Early Bird Challenge
The first $250 in gifts made to any fund will be matched dollar for dollar.
$250 MATCHED
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$12,000 Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund 2:1 Match
For every gift to the Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund, an anonymous donor will donate twice that much, up to $12,000. For example, if you donate $25, an anonymous donor will contribute double ($50) to match your gift to the Valley Scholars Scholarship Fund.
$12,000 MATCHED
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Race to Midnight Challenge
Congratulations to Furious Flower Poetry Center and The Hart School for winning this challenge!
$1,000 MATCHED
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$25,000
$25,000 Dukes Pay It Forward Challenge
For every gift to a scholarship fund Buddy ’93 and Kathy Gadams will give $100 dollars to the Dukes Pay It Forward Annual Scholarship Fund.
250 / 250 Gifts
Completed
$30,000
$30K Midday Scholarships Challenge
DEADLINE EXTENDED! 3,000 gifts will unlock $30,000 in student scholarships. Brought to you by John Taschek (’86) and an Anonymous Alumna
3,000 / 3,000 Gifts
Completed
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Women For Madison DEI Challenge
Valley Scholars has won the Women For Madison DEI Challenge. $500 will be awarded to the program!
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Around the World Challenge
Congratulations to the Center for Global Engagement who received a gift from Australia! G'Day mates!
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Commuters' Challenge - Good luck finding that parking spot!
Congratulations to African, African American and Diaspora Studies Center on winning the commuter challenge. Hope you found that parking spot!
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New Day, New Donor Challenge
The Marching Royal Dukes Fund won the new donor challenge, Virginia's Finest indeed!
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Madison Giving Challenge
Congratulations to the Proud and True Fund for winning the Madison Giving Challenge. Show your colors!
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JMU Family Challenge
COB Scholarships, Madison Vision and Parents Fund are the winners!
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Alumni Challenge
Madison For Keeps Scholarships won the alumni challenge!
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Student Challenge
The Breeze and College of Integrated Science and Engineering has won the Student Challenge!
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Leaderboard
Overall Gifts Leaderboard
Which area can bring in the most gifts for giving day?
Rank Area Gifts
1 Duke Club - Proud and True Fund 637
2 College of Business 460
3 College of Education 339
4 Madison Vision Fund 327
5 College of Arts and Letters 318
6 Madison for Keeps Scholarships 259
7 Furious Flower Poetry Center 259
8 College of Science and Mathematics 215
9 Marching Royal Dukes 203
10 African, African American & Diaspora Studies 201
11 Alumni Chapters 156
12 Valley Scholars 141
13 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 141
14 Across the University 140
15 College of Health and Behavioral Studies 131
16 College of Visual and Performing Arts 130
17 Honors College 127
18 College of Integrated Science and Engineering 93
19 Center for Global Engagement 92
20 Dukes Pay it Forward 69
21 The Breeze 64
22 Scholarships 57
23 Center for Civic Engagement 45
24 University Recreation (UREC) 45
25 JMU Libraries 45
26 Parents Fund 43
27 Duke Club - Young Alumni Program 29
28 Student Aid 28
29 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression 24
30 Madison Trust 21
31 Student Duke Club 18
32 Graduate School 18
33 JMU X-Labs 13
34 Debate Team 4
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Leaderboard
Overall Dollars Leaderboard
Which area can raise the most dollars?
Rank Area Raised
1 Duke Club - Proud and True Fund $148,605.46
2 College of Business $67,799.96
3 Madison for Keeps Scholarships $47,476.05
4 College of Arts and Letters $41,859.06
5 Madison Vision Fund $36,257.51
6 College of Visual and Performing Arts $17,484.18
7 Marching Royal Dukes $16,592.94
8 African, African American & Diaspora Studies $16,373.00
9 College of Education $15,294.00
10 Alumni Chapters $14,410.00
11 Valley Scholars $14,365.00
12 College of Science and Mathematics $14,303.00
13 Furious Flower Poetry Center $14,225.00
14 College of Integrated Science and Engineering $13,649.00
15 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion $11,712.00
16 Across the University $10,582.00
17 Honors College $9,787.00
18 College of Health and Behavioral Studies $8,705.00
19 Center for Global Engagement $7,925.01
20 Parents Fund $7,729.00
21 The Breeze $6,710.00
22 Dukes Pay it Forward $5,460.00
23 Center for Civic Engagement $4,695.00
24 Scholarships $4,610.00
25 Madison Trust $4,025.00
26 University Recreation (UREC) $3,009.96
27 JMU Libraries $2,695.12
28 Student Aid $2,670.00
29 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression $1,600.00
30 Duke Club - Young Alumni Program $1,515.00
31 Student Duke Club $940.00
32 JMU X-Labs $745.00
33 Graduate School $553.00
34 Debate Team $80.00
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