Why Give

JMU’s mission is to prepare educated and enlightened citizens who lead lives that are productive and meaningful — not just one or the other.

It’s a mission inspired by our forward-looking perspective on what success after graduation ought to look like, and by James Madison, Father of the U.S. Constitution. Purposeful citizens who live productive and meaningful lives will forever be our best hope for a brighter future.

Today, on JMU Giving Day, you can add your voice to thousands of others in the JMU Nation to signify just how important this mission is to you.

JMU graduates are far more likely to possess a greater sense of purpose and personal well-being than graduates from other top schools, and JMU graduates get to work quickly: 91 percent of JMU’s 2016 graduates were employed, in grad school or engaged in other other career-related endeavors six months out, according to JMU Career and Academic Planning.

Your JMU Giving Day gift will make a more purposeful difference than ever before and can make all the difference for deserving young people dreaming of crafting their own Madison Experience.